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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is a young adult fictional novel.

Everything About Huckleberry Finn

Below, we give a brief overview of the book and links to where you can read it (some are FREE). We’ve also included our findings online for activities, quizzes, and worksheets related to the book. All of the searching has been done for you, and it’s all here! *Occasionally, we will update the resources for this book; so, check back in, or sign up for the MiniMize Newsletter.

The Pictures from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Before we begin, I would like to point out the pictures in this article.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,green book cover.

Cover art was taken from the Project Gutenberg version of the novel, found here.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

The rest were taken from the Internet Archive version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, found here.

The title page and table of contents for these editions of the book were presumably made by the publisherNew York, London: Harper & Brothers.

The twenty-four black and white illustrations do not list an illustrator.

I’d like to thank the University of California Libraries and the California Digital Library for making this book and its illustrations available online to the public.

To view all of the illustrations for this book, go here.

Subjects Covered in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

There are three subjects covered by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

These subjects are U. S. History, Literature, and Social Studies.

Be aware that the book depicts mannerisms, and language that is unacceptable today. This is a historical account of behaviors that are now changed. The social aspect should serve as a cautionary, yet informative bit of history. In other words, one must know the truth about history in order to avoid making the same mistakes.

Reading Level of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is appropriate for Young Adult readers.

This means that it can be read from approximately 9th grade into adulthood; or at around 14 years of age.

However, be aware that the content includes tobacco and alcohol use, slavery, racism, child abuse, nudity, death, and many other mature topics. Discuss this with your students.

Placement In the MiniMize Book List

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is book number 253 in the MiniMize Homeschool book list.

This places it in the High School Level.

The book is the 1st book to be read during Year 11 of school.

Book Content

The adventure follows Huckleberry Finn, a 14-year-old boy, as he attempts to help a slave cross over into the free states.

While on this adventure, Huckleberry learns about himself and how the world around him works.

This is a coming of age story mixed with a depiction of the Pre-Civil War American South.

Again, be aware and discuss the mature content; which includes tobacco and alcohol use, slavery, racism, child abuse, nudity, death, and other mature topics.

More About Huckleberry Finn

If you want information about the book, but don’t have time to read it yourself, here are a few sources.

You can find a summary of each story from CliffsNotes, here.

This Wikipedia article gives a good overview of the book.

And you can also read a summary from the Encyclopedia Britannica in this article.

Chapters – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This book contains 43 Chapters. The chapter titles, taken from the Gutenberg book (below), are as follows:

I. Civilizing Huck.—Miss Watson.—Tom Sawyer Waits.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, table of contents.

II. The Boys Escape Jim.—Torn Sawyer’s Gang.—Deep-laid Plans.

III. A Good Going-over.—Grace Triumphant.—“One of Tom Sawyers’s Lies”.

IV. Huck and the Judge.—Superstition.

V. Huck’s Father.—The Fond Parent.—Reform.

VI. He Went for Judge Thatcher.—Huck Decided to Leave.—Political Economy.—Thrashing Around.

VII. Laying for Him.—Locked in the Cabin.—Sinking the Body.—Resting.

VIII. Sleeping in the Woods.—Raising the Dead.—Exploring the Island.—Finding Jim.—Jim’s Escape.—Signs.—Balum.

IX. The Cave.—The Floating House.

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X. The Find.—Old Hank Bunker.—In Disguise.

XI. Huck and the Woman.—The Search.—Prevarication.—Going to Goshen.

XII. Slow Navigation.—Borrowing Things.—Boarding the Wreck.—The Plotters.—Hunting for the Boat.

XIII. Escaping from the Wreck.—The Watchman.—Sinking.

XIV. A General Good Time.—The Harem.—French.

XV. Huck Loses the Raft.—In the Fog.—Huck Finds the Raft.—Trash.

XVI. Expectation.—A White Lie.—Floating Currency.—Running by Cairo.—Swimming Ashore.

XVII. An Evening Call.—The Farm in Arkansaw.—Interior Decorations.—Stephen Dowling Bots.—Poetical Effusions.

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XVIII. Col. Grangerford.—Aristocracy.—Feuds.—The Testament.—Recovering the Raft.—The Wood—pile.—Pork and Cabbage.

XIX. Tying Up Day—times.—An Astronomical Theory.—Running a Temperance Revival.—The Duke of Bridgewater.—The Troubles of Royalty.

XX. Huck Explains.—Laying Out a Campaign.—Working the Camp—meeting.—A Pirate at the Camp—meeting.—The Duke as a Printer.

XXI. Sword Exercise.—Hamlet’s Soliloquy.—They Loafed Around Town.—A Lazy Town.—Old Boggs.—Dead.

XXII. Sherburn.—Attending the Circus.—Intoxication in the Ring.—The Thrilling Tragedy.

XXIII. Sold.—Royal Comparisons.—Jim Gets Home-sick.

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XXIV. Jim in Royal Robes.—They Take a Passenger.—Getting Information.—Family Grief.

XXV. Is It Them?—Singing the “Doxologer.”—Awful Square—Funeral Orgies.—A Bad Investment.

XXVI. A Pious King.—The King’s Clergy.—She Asked His Pardon.—Hiding in the Room.—Huck Takes the Money.

XXVII. The Funeral.—Satisfying Curiosity.—Suspicious of Huck,—Quick Sales and Small.

XXVIII. The Trip to England.—“The Brute!”—Mary Jane Decides to Leave.—Huck Parting with Mary Jane.—Mumps.—The Opposition Line.

XXIX. Contested Relationship.—The King Explains the Loss.—A Question of Handwriting.—Digging up the Corpse.—Huck Escapes.

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XXX. The King Went for Him.—A Royal Row.—Powerful Mellow.

XXXI. Ominous Plans.—News from Jim.—Old Recollections.—A Sheep Story.—Valuable Information.

XXXII. Still and Sunday—like.—Mistaken Identity.—Up a Stump.—In a Dilemma.

XXXIII. A Nigger Stealer.—Southern Hospitality.—A Pretty Long Blessing.—Tar and Feathers.

XXXIV. The Hut by the Ash Hopper.—Outrageous.—Climbing the Lightning Rod.—Troubled with Witches.

XXXV. Escaping Properly.—Dark Schemes.—Discrimination in Stealing.—A Deep Hole.

XXXVI. The Lightning Rod.—His Level Best.—A Bequest to Posterity.—A High Figure.

XXXVII. The Last Shirt.—Mooning Around.—Sailing Orders.—The Witch Pie.

XXXVIII. The Coat of Arms.—A Skilled Superintendent.—Unpleasant Glory.—A Tearful Subject.

XXXIX. Rats.—Lively Bed—fellows.—The Straw Dummy.

XL. Fishing.—The Vigilance Committee.—A Lively Run.—Jim Advises a Doctor.

XLI. The Doctor.—Uncle Silas.—Sister Hotchkiss.—Aunt Sally in Trouble.

XLII. Tom Sawyer Wounded.—The Doctor’s Story.—Tom Confesses.—Aunt Polly Arrives.—Hand Out Them Letters.

CHAPTER THE LAST. Out of Bondage.—Paying the Captive.—Yours Truly, Huck Finn.

Activities for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

We found lots of worksheets and activities to use with this book.

There’s definitely more than you could ever need.

Below, you will find some of the quizzes, activities, and movies we came across.

Quizzes for Huckleberry Finn

Try this quiz from GoodReads.

Or this one from CliffsNotes.

SparkNotes has an Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Quiz, as well.

Also, eNotes has a Huckleberry Finn Quiz.

If you don’t like those, you can try the one at GoodReads, here; or the one at ProProfs, here.

And, of course, you can use the Study Guide from Glencoe, too.

Games and Activities to Use with Huck Finn

Here are a few good resources for some fun activities your student can do while reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

BookRags has an interesting list of activities to go along with the book.

Study.com has some great writing assignment ideas.

And you can always go over to Teachers Pay Teachers to find worksheets and activities, though you’ll need to create an account.

Movies and a Random Documentary about Huckleberry Finn

If you’d like to watch a movie or documentary based on the book when you’re done reading, here’s a list of choices available. Be aware, however, that there are differences from the book.

You can watch The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn posted on YouTube by Bjgtjme – Full-Length Movies.

In fact, I was highly amused by this entire YouTube search I made, here. Some of these might not be appropriate for kids, but then again…

Here’s a Great Books documentary on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn posted on YouTube by o4aMUSE.

A MiniMize Worksheet

The MiniMize Life is also creating a fill in the blank worksheet for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.

This worksheet will contain 5 pages with 43 days of activities and a total of 43 questions in all. There is one question for every chapter.

An Answer Key is also attached at the end of the worksheet.

How the Worksheet Works

This worksheet will guide a student through reading the book and prompt them to complete a simple activity.

The student will begin each day by reading the day’s first question and the corresponding chapter.

Next, they will find the sentence in the chapter and fill in the missing words.

Student Instructions

Instructions on the MiniMize Worksheet for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, state the following.

Number 1, below, is a sentence from Chapter 1, number 2 from Chapter 2, etc. Read the entire chapter, then find the sentence, below, in the Chapter. In the blanks, write the missing words.

Where Can I Get the MiniMize Worksheet?

The MiniMize Worksheet described above is currently in production.

The Worksheet has been developed and is awaiting editing and copyright processes.

When these have been completed, The MiniMize Life will release the worksheet and make it available here.

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Read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

If you just can’t wait to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The MiniMize Life has found it in multiple formats for you!

Below, you will find links to e-books, audiobooks, and other formats for free and for purchase.

Free E-Books

We all LOVE free stuff!

Below, are the MiniMize recommended e-books for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. While free doesn’t always equal better, we want to make sure that you can homeschool your child regardless of your financial situation.

Each of these sections explains a little about the version and gives you a link to the FREE BOOK.

Gutenberg

You must know, Gutenberg.org is all about free, open-source, and public domain.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn illustration, "Tom Sawyer's band of robbers."

This version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn works perfectly for many eReaders and devices.

The e-book from gutenberg.org can be found here.

A word of caution: the audio readings offered by Gutenberg sound a bit robotic. That is by design and allows as many people as possible to read the book regardless of their operating system.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

Internet Archive

The most beautiful collection of e-Books, Internet Archive, specializes in scanned versions of actual books.

You can read a FREE scanned copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at Internet Archive, here.

Google Books

If you like to keep your books in a Google Play account, then Google Books is for you.

You can find the FREE e-book on Google Books, here.

Audio Books

Want an audio version of the book?

They’re especially helpful on long car rides!

Check out the following sources.

LibriVox

If you prefer to listen to books, LibriVox offers a FREE version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Get it, here.

Be aware, however, that LibriVox relies on volunteers to record their audiobooks.

The recordings are not usually narrated by professionals, and many books have more than one narrator.

They are real voices, though; so that’s a plus!

YouTube

Go to YouTube to find another great FREE resource for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

This is not an actual “video,” and only shows a still depiction of the book.

It is, however, a useful way to hear the audio of the LibriVox recording, above.

The FREE audio/video version from LibriVox Audiobooks is available in two parts.

Here’s Part 1

And Here’s Part 2

Audible, by Amazon

For those who like the Amazon Audible books, you can also get The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

While Audible books are not usually free, they are affordable and are typically of better quality. Plus, I love the Audible App!

Get the Audible version of the book, right here.

Bound and Kindle Books

Sometimes, you just want to touch and smell a real book, right?

That’s what Amazon’s for!

If printing and binding the book yourself from one of the choices above doesn’t sound appealing, here’s the alternative.

If you prefer to buy The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn already bound and printed, you can purchase a copy on Amazon, here.

KINDLE BOOK

Kindle is always better when it comes to eBooks. I love how easy it is to buy and use Kindle books. Just click to buy; then go read. Amazon puts it right in your library!

If you’re like me, and you want it on Kindle, try this one.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

That’s everything so far.

Remember, though, we will be updating this information from time to time.

Come back, soon!

Is there anything you think might be helpful to anyone or their homeschool in relation to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Let us know in the comments below!

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