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He Los Angeles River with his friend Miguel an illegal immigrant who has been falsely accused of murder Riding the dangerous waters of a rainstorm the two fugitives meet a strange cast of Angelenos both animal and human w. Huck yes that Huck or a reasonable facsimile thereof is back in all his boyish glory in this modern day tale about a gutsy survivor If you ve read Mark Twain s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn you know Huck has experienced physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father a violent drunk who Huck wants to believe has some good in him somewhereIn this tale Huck endures a journey across the country from Missouri to California with Pap Huck s father in search of fortune and the easy life Huck in hopes of escape from relentless beatings when Pap is drunk which seems to be most of the timeIn his attempts to evade Pap once they reach California Huck encounters several people who in time prove to be better friends than he could have imagined One of them is Miguel a Mexican immigrant whose goals in life are to remain in the United State

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In this retelling of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Tim DeRoche dares to imagine that Huck Finn is alive today Chased by his vengeful and psychotic father Pap Huck escapes down the concrete gash that is t. 354 Ben wanted to stay there with me too but I told him he warn t old enough seeing how he had just turned seven I was almost nine years old if you believed what my Pap said which is the proper age for living wild out in the woods The author says he hopes this retelling of Mark Twain s much loved classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will encourage kids to read the original This certainly modernises the familiar story of Huck paddling down the Mississippi River on a raft with runaway slave Jim in the mid 1800s A small uibble from me is that Twain s Huck was a believable 13 or 14 rather than only almost nine but I guess there isn t as much traffic on the Los Angeles RiverI must mention the wonderful linocut illustrations by Daniel Gonz lez Here s a link to his art They immediately reminded me of my father s collection of Thomas

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Ho live down by the river And they learn the true value of love and loyalty The Ballad of Huck and Miguel is not only a thrilling urban adventure but also an inspired tribute to one of the most beloved novels ever written. Tim DeRoche BK Pomona College 1992AuthorFrom the publisher In this retelling of Mark Twain s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Tim DeRoche dares to imagine that Huck Finn is alive today Chased by his vengeful and psychotic father Pap Huck escapes down the concrete gash that is the Los Angeles River with his friend Miguel an illegal immigrant who has been falsely accused of murder Riding the dangerous waters of a rainstorm the two fugitives meet a strange cast of Angelenos both animal and human who live down by the river And they learn the true value of love and loyalty The Ballad of Huck and Miguel is not only a thrilling urban adventure but also an inspired tribute to one of the most beloved novels ever written


10 thoughts on “The Ballad of Huck Miguel

  1. says:

    354★“Ben wanted to stay there with me too but I told him he warn’t old enough seeing how he had just turned seven I was almost nine years old if you believed what my Pap said which is the proper age for living wild out in the woods”The author says he hopes this retelling of Mark Twain’s much loved classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will encourage kids to read the original This certainly modernises the familiar story of Huc

  2. says:

    The Ballad of Huck and Miguel is a beautiful and timely reselling of the classic Huckleberry Finn This time Huck is on the run with an illega

  3. says:

    This book was written well and had beautiful illustrations I loved The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of Huckleberry Finn when I was younger and a re imagined version sounded right up my alley The characterization was great and the story interesting Thank you to NetGalley for my ARC in exchange for an honest review

  4. says:

    This is funny cute and has a wonderful message but it lacks the powerful narrative of the book it's attempting to pay tribute to It also lacks the incredible spirit of adventure that made the original Huck Finn so memorabl

  5. says:

    This is a beautiful hardcover book Gorgeous illustrations by Daniel Gonzalez And a thrilling adventure story on the LA River It’s very funny toothe author has taken Huck Finn’s voice and brought it back to life in a really brilliant wayThis isn’t a book for kids though There’s violence and satire and the language isn’t always easyI’m surprised no one has thought of doing this before

  6. says:

    Huck – yes that Huck – or a reasonable facsimile thereof is back in all his boyish glory in this modern day tale about a gutsy survivor If you’ve read Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn you know Huck has experienc

  7. says:

    The Ballad of Huck and Miguel is a dope story as Tom Sawyer would say in this retelling of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn where Huck is once again at the mercy of his unscrupulous pap this time in California where the two end up after journeying west from St Petersburg Missouri in a derelict camper The intervening ce

  8. says:

    Tim DeRoche recreates Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” as taking place in modern Los Angeles and does a credible job Perhaps

  9. says:

    Tim DeRocheΦBK Pomona College 1992AuthorFrom the publisher In this retelling of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Tim DeRoche dares to imagine that Huck Finn is alive today Chased by his vengeful and psychotic father Pap Huck escapes down the concrete gash that is the Los Angeles River with his friend Miguel an illega

  10. says:

    Thoroughly entertaining adventures of Huck Finn with a twist He exists in the 21st century and meets up with villains and friends alike but the encounters involve 21st century societal dangers Things get scary nearly every chapter and it seems that Huck will never find a safe space Will he escape the clutches of this or that nemesis ? Are 21st century dangers worse than 19th century the time period his character seems to