Traveling the world changes your perception of it & the people & animals you share it with.
I’ve been fortunate enough to meet them both from all over the world 🌎
When I was a kid I would fold up pictures in my school books and day dream I was in that place.
Keep day dreaming kids!
"The most important days in your life are the day you are born... and the day you find out why." M. Twain
What an amazing author, what an amazing motto. Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. According to most of the American author, he was the father of the American literature. Mark Twain, real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, left the school after lost of his father at age eleven. He became apprentice in typesetter company. When he was 18, he had a membership from city library and spend his whole evenings in library reading and training himself, therefore, he was able to find wider information than at a conventional school. He always loved science and technology. He had a contact with Nicola Tesla and supported him on the futuristic projects. He believed always self improvement and taking action were always better than waiting and missing the chance of the success.
Learning is a continuous process, never ever give up, always read, always search, take action, do not wait for the perfect moment because the moment we are in now is the perfect moment to take an action. The every time you miss the chance, somebody gets the prize. Believe me you are more than what you think about yourself.
Fynn meets Finn ☺💚 (and I finally meet Instagram 😂)
De Lotgevallen van Tom Sawyer (& Huckleberry Finn), een 'leuk boek met veel fantasie', met plezier verslonden door Fynn in Tienen. Enkele weken geleden heb ik het boek meegenomen bij het standbeeld van Fonske in Leuven, net voor "the great escape" (attempt). Met dank aan Raf (@gravataodc), die het boek gevonden heeft & Rune voor de foto ! En dank u Boekenfee ! ;-)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (& Huckleberry Finn), a 'fun read with lots of imagination', happily devoured by Fynn in Tienen, Belgium. Found several weeks ago at the statue of 'Fonske' in Leuven, just before "the great escape" (attempt). Thank you Raf (@gravatadoc) for finding the book and Rune for the photo ! And thank you Bookfairy ! ;-)
Over Fonske: Het Fonske is een standbeeld in het centrum van de universiteitsstad Leuven, op het Rector De Somerplein. Zijn volledige naam luidt Fons Sapientiae, Latijn voor 'Bron der Wijsheid'. Het water dat de student in zijn hoofd giet, symboliseert kennis die hij vergaart... Het Fonske werd ontworpen door beeldhouwer Jef Claerhout en werd ter gelegenheid van de 550e verjaardag van de Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1975 aan de stad geschonken. (Bron: Wikipedia, Atlas Obscura)
About Fonske: Fons Sapientiae, nicknamed 'Fonske', is a well-loved resident of the university town of Leuven. The whimsical statue is an ode to the city’s rich student life. The Latin name translates to 'Source of Wisdom', and the water the student pours atop his head is supposedly meant to symbolize knowledge flowing into his brain. Just like Manneken Pis in Brussels, Fonske is, from time to time, dressed in costumes appropriate for specific occasions. (Source: Wikipedia/Atlas Obscura)
"That's the magic of theatre... isn't it wonderful."
I finished my Mary O'Brien doll this evening and other than I'm disappointed my scrap yarn collection didnt contain the right colour for the "Sherrer" skirt I was happy to get the details I could. Little Mary happily joins my character doll collection which totals 7 adorable roles. I still plan to make a Becky doll and then I believe I will have made all the dolls I want to this far. #tomsawyer#characterdolls#maryobrien#acting#crochet#narrator
“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence”
“April 1st -this is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty four days”
EVERY time I return to to my roots I’m overcome with emotions... mostly happy tears. Both of my parents are from Pike County and most people have never heard of it, nor could find it on a map. The American History of these small towns is amazing! When my kids are assigned to read Mark Twain books they are always the only ones in the class who know it this well and the teachers are often surprised to hear that perhaps Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn did actually exist under another name. ❤️ 🇺🇸 I’m more than just a former Boca girl turned island girl, but also a proud Midwest farm girl in my heart..... and ma’ genes 😂. (it’s not a typo 😂)
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저자: Mark Twain
삽화: A. S. Forrest
출판사: Thomas Nelson&Sons
어릴적 #마크트웨인 소설 한번 안 보고 큰 사람은 많지 않을 것입니다. 소설이 아니라면 애니메이션이나 영화로도 봤을겁니다. 마크 트웨인은 <톰 소여의 모험> 그리고 <허클베리핀의 모험> 등을 쓴 작가입니다. 작가는 미시시피강 근처에서 어린시절을 보냈는데 이 때의 경험이 톰 소여와 허클베리핀을 창작하는데 큰 도움이 되었습니다. 두 작품 모두 미시시피강 근방을 배경으로하여 여러가지 모험을 격는 이야기 입니다. 저는 어렸을 때 이 책 제목이 '톰 소여'가 아니라 '톰 소녀'인줄로 착각해서 한참동안 여자아이가 등장하는 이야기로 알고 있었습니다.
마크 트웨인이야 워낙 유명한 작가라 작품도 여러 판본이 존재하는데, 소개하는 책은 넬슨 클래식 중 한 권입니다. 넬슨 클래식은 1차세계대전 무렵부터시작하여 1960년대까지 많은 명작 소설을 기획해 출판했습니다. 총 누적 판매량이 5000만권 이상이었다고 합니다. 이 시리즈는 년도별로 표지 디자인이 조금씩 다릅니다. 소개하는 책은 초록색 커버에 넬슨사 고유의 인장 아래 1798이라는 년도가 적힌 디자인으로 1950년대 출간된 시리즈입니다.
손바닥 안에 들어갈 만한 작은 문고판 사이즈인데 탄탄한 하드커버 장정입니다. 종이커버는 초록색이고 안쪽은 넬슨사 특유의 빨간색 입니다. 넬슨사에서 주로 삽화를 그린 Forrest 의 빈티지한 일러스트가 여러 장 들어가있습니다.
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