The Ballad of Huck and Miguel



A Smart, Highly Entertaining Update On A Classic Story Kirkus Reviews A Beautiful, Heartbreaking Story Of Survival, Escape, And Finding Home Foreword Reviews Perfect For Twain Fans And Worthy Of Being A Modern American Classic San Francisco Book ReviewIn 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.The Ballad of Huck and Miguel

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  • Hardcover
  • 270 pages
  • The Ballad of Huck and Miguel
  • Tim DeRoche
  • English
  • 25 October 2018
  • 0999277677

10 thoughts on “The Ballad of Huck and Miguel

  1. 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...

  2. says:

    DeRoche pulls off quite a feat here updating the story of Huck Finn, setting it in the modern era with the character of Jim replaced by Miguel, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, and with their journey taking place on the spare Los Angeles River instead of the mighty Mississippi Most risky of all, Huck narrates the story in a vernacular that is quite similar to that of his 19th century counterpart, which would seem to make no sense in the 21st century And yet it works The characters and story DeRoche pulls off quite a feat here updating the story of Huck Finn, setting it in the modern era with the character of Jim replaced by Miguel, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, and with their journey taking place on the spare Los Angeles River instead of the mighty Mississippi Most risky of all, Huck narrates the story in a vernacular that is quite similar to that of his 19th century counterpart, which would seem to make no sense in the 21st century And yet it works Th...

  3. 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 too.the author has taken Huck Finn s voice and brought it back to life in a really brilliant way.This isn t a book for kids, though T...

  4. 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 somewhere.In this tale, Huck endures a journey across the country from Missouri to California, with Pap Huck s father , in search of fortu 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 dr...

  5. 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 now.Finn tries to escape from his abusive father, Pap, but Pap is difficult to shake off He s mean, with a miserable life of drinking, drugs, and abusing people He s dete 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 now.Finn tries to escape from his abusive father, Pap, but Pap is difficult to shake off...

  6. says:

    This was a great read, and a really nice way to revisit Huckleberry Finn Tim DeRoche has done a loving job reinventing Huck s tale in a smart and often moving way.

  7. says:

    The author does a wonderful job of conjuring the original and weaving in the landscape of LA Well written and the illustrations are awesome Great read

  8. says:

    The classic tale of Huckleberry Finn is updated for a modern, urban generation All the characters from Mark Twain s beloved classic are here, but in slightly different roles If you enjoyed the adventure of the original, you will like this one too This version is set in Los Angeles Pap brings Huck to LA with him as he attemp...

  9. says:

    For me, it was a wild, amazing and very brave journey The stories when they meet the good strangers, the good colonel, the snake that bites Miguel And also when Huck had to find his antidote But Pap did not give up and found them The courage of Huck s attitude was tested on this journey And with a very beautiful narrative language, Tim DeRoche describes this journey as a very binding main story This story provides a valuable moral value to all adults We do not have to look down on those w For me, it was a wild, amazing and very brave journey The stories when they meet the good strangers, the good colonel, the snake that bites Miguel And also when Huck had to find his antidote But Pap d...

  10. says:

    Loved it Great adventure story, with shades of societal commentary just like the original Huckleberry Finn Recently read Huck Out West, another book based on the original, but much grimmer Highly recommended for all

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