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Adventures of Mary Jane / Hope Jahren.

Jahren, Hope, (author.). Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 Inspired by: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (Added Author). Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 Inspired by: Adventures of Tom Sawyer. (Added Author).


"In his classic work Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain briefly introduces "Mary Jane, the red-headed one." In no time Mary Jane becomes the girl Huck thinks about "a many and a many million times." Now author Hope Jahren has created for Mary Jane a life as vivid and compelling as Huck's. These pages will show you the real Mary Jane. A girl on her own dangerous, unpredictable journey down the Mississippi River in pre-Civil War America. Equipped with an uncanny ability for mathematics, a talent for sewing, and a bale of beaver skins, Mary Jane navigates deadly illnesses, angry mobs, treacherous landowners, outright thieves and swindlers, and more than a thousand miles of muddy water. What's more, she thrives in the face of these challenges, thanks to support from strangers who become friends. Traveling solo requires Mary Jane to grow up fast, but it ultimately leads her to a new resilience, a love of adventure, deep and enduring sisterhood, and a blue-eyed, ponytailed boy she can't stop thinking about. Jahren offers a wealth of layered characters and deeply researched, authentic details of changing times in the North and South. Using the language and style of Twain and shifting the point of view to a smart and determined young woman, she explores timeless themes of duty, family, romance, and betrayal, with grit and courage at the core." -- (dust jacket)

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593484111 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0593484118 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780593484128 (library binding)
  • ISBN: 0593484126 (library binding)
  • Physical Description: x, 441 pages : map, genealogical table ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and up. Delacorte Press.
Subject: Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Girls > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Mississippi River > Fiction.
United States > History > 1815-1861 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Erlanger Branch YA JAHRE H (Text) 33126026091607 New YA Fiction Checked out 08/06/2024

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