Vol. 13 No. 5 - Mark Twain's Mississippi Summer

Vol. 13 No. 5 - Mark Twain's Mississippi Summer

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77th issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, Magazine, Mark Twain, Nancy Young & The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Vol. 13 No. 5 of The Storybook Home Journal

Mark Twain's Mississippi Summer

What's in this issue?

Brisken Up the Decorating article

Learning some lessons in interior design excerpted from Twain's writing is just one more way of referring back to America's great contributor to the quotable quote, but this time with a facility for living instead of simply laughing. Though it doesn't make much of a ripple in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain's affection for the Eden that his wife, Olivia, brought into his life seeps out a bit at the edges of its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

I'll Learn You the Hearth article

This installment of The Hearth inaugurates a series of art lessons, for beginning and budding artists, focused on teaching skills, methods of seeing, and rudimentary expression without the encumbrance of idioms, techniques, and right-or-wrong artistic methodologies. Exercises in this installment: Hold A Crayon Like An Artist, A Crayon Color Wheel, Spot The Colors, Animal Puzzle.

What The Quality Eat the Kitchen article

Whether corn is used while still on the cob to brighten a barbecue (Twain recommended that the ideal way to fix it was to “boil a pot of water in the field and shuck the ears into it”), or plumped up in an Indian pudding, popped on Friday nights, or baked up as a gritty grain or a silken starch, it is universally loved and comforting. Recipes feature Tom and Becky's Wedding Cake, Bewitching Corn Cobbler, Baker's Overnight Corn Bread, Quality Corn Pone, and Berry Dodgers.

Tomato Vines and Jimpson Weeds the Garden article

After summarizing some of the history and controversy associated with this world-class fruit/vegetable, this installment of The Garden presents some instructions on Growing Heirlooms. A recipe is also provided for Sweet Mississippi Ketchup.


Instructions for making garden markers based on animals mentioned in Twain's novels.

Bobbins and Books the Writer's Garret article

This installment introduces The Brafferton Inn, where Seymore and Bryhta lived in the community of Barracks Row. The Inn was the premier venue in which Old World lytfolc colonies met with representatives of indigenous lytfolc societies. Seymore also recalls the autumnal splendor of the grounds of The College of William and Mary, from the eaves of the buildings to the Collonade Bridge between The Brafferton and the Wren Building. He introduces the lytfolc College Press and describes the work of bobbins in keeping the College abreast of greatfolc advances in the arts and sciences. Once again we hear of Adrien la Porte, who not only became a bobbin, but went on to become the foremost lytfolc map maker in the New World.

From the Newsroom

Art lessons offered by Al Young Studios (overview)

By Elspeth C. Young We are often asked if we give art lessons, and we are delighted to answer, "Yes! in the form of publications and online resources."  For several years, we have been (and continue to be) hard at work designing art curriculum for all ages, interests, and abilities.  Please visit the links below for ordering information as well as free online helps.

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Staying after school

By Nancy Young
 Our Twain issue steamboated itself out to subscribers last week, a little slow due to a stem-to-stern overhaul of The Journal's working space (the second, and hopefully, final one this year!)
So this week we're already deeply entrenched in Dickens' Little Dorrit in order to make up for lost time; and since all sorts of make-up work is heavy on our minds, we wanted to take a moment to share a few things here on this very neglected Newsroom section.
First, we had no opportunity to use two beloved Winslow Homer paintings in Mississippi Summer, but since they're perfect for back-to-school days and particularly for staying in from recess or staying after school to do do make-up work, we've shared them here... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Mark Twain's Mississippi Summer

By Al R. Young The Mark Twain's Mississippi Summer issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Brisken Up (4 pages)Hearth - I'll Learn You (4 pages)Kitchen - What The Quality Eat (4 pages)Garden - Tomato Vines and Jimpson Weeds (4 pages)Workshops - (3 pages)Garret - Bobbins and Books (3 pages)Mark Twain's Mississippi Summer is the 83rd issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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