[PDF/EBOOK] The Ballad of Huck Miguel BY Tim DeRoche

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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 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

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The Ballad of Huck Miguel

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 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 illegal immigrant Much of the original is kept in place and somehow makes sense in modern times I found this to be a definite indictment of our current culture There are stunning illustrations included as well I recommend it highly for older young adults and adults This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher

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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 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 centuries haven t taken the edge off Pap one bit If anything he s as ornery and lowdown as ever and as before to be truly safe Huck needs to find a way to get away from himIt is in Los Angeles where Huck meets Tom a skinny black kid from Compton who is just as enchanted by romantic adventure as his literary namesake DeRoche has also reincarnated most of Twain s other primary characters The Grangerfords Judge Thatcher Aunt Polly The Duke and of course Miss Watson and Ms Douglas who are a lovely lesbian couple with a sprawling ranch which appears to be a perfect destination for Huck It s on the ranch that Huck meets MIguel an undocumented Mexican who takes Huck under his wing and teaches him how to care for horses It s Huck s relationship and subseuent adventure with Miguel the Mexigrant iteration of Jim that comprise the heart of the story They do indeed drift upon a river the Los Angeles river which is at first little than a concrete ditch wishing for water Eventually Huck and MIguel discover beauty and surprise with each passing day garbage and graffiti interspersed with humanity animal life and the persistence of plant life that cannot be paved over Like Jim Miguel worries about being captured He wishes than anything to be reunited with his wife and children who are in Arizona And just like Jim Miguel serves as a father figure to Huck Like 1860 s Huck contemporary Huck is a sharp social observer and mostly a good judge of character He s also brave and selfless especially when those ualities are needed most In a way I didn t want their days on the raft to end As a former English teacher I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with many classes over the years and my beloved paperback copy of the novel long ago let loose of its binding Now I keep the pages together with a rubber band I would never part with it no matter how pitiable it looks So to say that I love Twain s book is not uite right Over the years it became part of me part of my literary consciousness So when I first heard about this book a retelling of a classic American story complemented beautifully by Daniel Gonzalez s illustrations I knew I had to read it I was not disappointed It would have been easy for DeRoche to simply dress Huck in contemporary clothes and retell the old story much like a remake of an old movie Instead DeRoche s Huckleberry is a fresh invention complete with his own vernacular and perspective Each tether to the original novel comes as a surprise often in a delightful way Humor and humanity are in abundance and while the structure is episodic DeRoche maintains suspense which builds to an exciting and unexpected conclusionWere I still teaching American Literature I would add this book to my curriculum It s a bully story as new Huck would say


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

  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

  3. says:

    This book was written well and had beautiful illustrations I loved The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of H

  4. says:

    This is funny cute and has a wonderful message but it lacks the powerful narrative of the book it's attempting

  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

  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 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 acros

  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 t

  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 there’s no need for such an endeavor but why not DeRoche decides to take a different time frame for Finn to focus on and it’s amusing to see how he lets Finn cogitate on what’s happening nowFinn tries to escape from his abusive father Pap but Pap is difficult to shake off He’s mean

  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 psychoti

  10. says:

    Thoroughly entertaining adventures of Huck Finn with a twist He exists in the 21st century and meets up with villains and

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