Mark Twain. One the the greatest literary artists the US, no, the world has ever produced. I have read this story I do not know how many times over the last (almost) 60 years. This book, to me, provides for little, young, not-so-young, boys what "Alice in Wonderland" does for little girls. At least those that have a favorable imagination for this type/genre of story. I never read any story/book/article/whatever more than once in my life, EXCEPT for this work and a handful of others. So parents does your little have an imagination, able to read a very easy literary style, and able to 'act-out' Huck Finn, in all his glory & honor. I know it kept me busy for hours (and my parents also, that is when it became obvious I needed props and other such thinks. NO ONE ever got hurt, injured, or destroyed. Truly one of my all time favorites. Thank you, Mark Twain!