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Text of the Story from The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches by Mark Twain (1867)

Hear The Story Read Aloud on Librivox

Screen Shot 2016-10-28 at 12.35.38 PM.pngSee a stop motion animation version of the story using Lego bricks

See the story with puppets from Nashville Public Library

Angels Hotel where Twain first heard the story
Angels Hotel where Twain first heard the story

Hear and see the story read aloud on YouTube


Read another version of the story, published as Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog (1865)


1871 Photograph by Mathew Brady
1871 Photograph by Mathew Brady

Mark Twain


Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) from the Poetry Foundation

Mark Twain, Dead at 74, The New York Times (April 21, 1910),

Trailer for Ken Burns' Mark Twain






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Mark Twain: Classroom Activities

Mark Twain and American Humor, EDSITEment


Screen Shot 2016-10-29 at 12.06.19 PM.pngFor an interactive overview of the writer Samuel Clemens, see Mark Twain in His Times