Huckleberry Finn (Huckleberry Finn) Huckleberry "Huck" Finn is one of the most beloved characters of American fiction and the title character of Mark Twain’s classic novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published in 1885 as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Even Ernest Hemingway so highly regarded this novel as to say: “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn...it’s the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since." Starting life as the son of a lower class, illiterate ne’er-do-well, young Finn is the subject of a “civilizing” attempt by the Widow Douglas at the opening of the book, when he is 13 years old. The story takes place against the backdrop of the Mississippi River, where Huck (escaping both “civilization” and his drunken father), and the runaway slave, Jim, share an endless menu of hilarious adventures. Unlike his middle class friend, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn comes from a lower stratum of society, and is closer to Jim’s reality. With a keen logic for one so young, he figures out that he and Jim actually share a certain fate from which they are both running away. Jim is looked upon as someone’s property, and in that society therefore, helping him escape is a sin. Huck Finn, however, comes to understand the innate error of the institution of slavery and as he gets to know Jim and his story, his healthy inclination to question authority leads him to the realization of his and Jim’s common humanity. Yes, Huckleberry Finn needs a good bath and a grueling course in grammar, but his heart and soul are exactly right.
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Fin M'Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill (Tomie DePaola) - Fin M'Coul's wife, Oonagh, helps him outwit his arch rival, Cucullin. Recommended for ages baby to preschool.
Finn McCool and the Great Fish (Eve Bunting) - Finn McCool is the largest giant in all of Ireland. He’s a fierce warrior, even beating the giant Culcullan and saving Ireland from the Scots. Helpful and kind, he helps the farmers bring in the hay. And everyone in the village of Drumnahoon admires him. “He’s the best-hearted man that ever walked on Ireland’s green grass.” But for all his strength, courage, and goodness, there’s one thing that Finn lacks. He’s just not smart. And he knows it. When a wise man living in a nearby village tells Finn about a magical red salmon with the wisdom of the world, Finn sets out to catch the fish. And he learns a thing or two about himself in the process. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Finn the half-Great (Theo Caldwell) - The story of a time when giants roamed the earth. Finn the half-Great tells the story of Ireland’s most beloved heroes with humor and heart. Finn McCool, at fourteen feet, thinks he is the tallest thing in the Emerald Isle. That is, until he ventures outside his childhood valley. Finn soon discovers that ancient Britain is a land of giants, dragons, wizards, and men, in which he is only one little fellow. Despite treating those about him as decently as he can, Finn finds he has enemies all over. Even before he was born, cruel creatures known as the Frost Giants killed Finn’s father and tried to do away with his mother. When Finn learns what befell his parents, his first order of business is to seek out the Frost Giants and take revenge. Steeped in legend, Finn the half-Great is completely thrilling as it introduces an unforgettable character and adventures both ancient and new. Recommended for ages young adult.
Finn Throws a Fit! (David Elliott) - Who among us hasn't encountered that force of nature called "a fit"? A best-selling author and illustrator depict a toddler’s tantrum in all its horror and hilarity. Finn likes peaches. Usually. But not today. Today Finn doesn’t like anything. Uh-oh. Is Finn going to throw a fit? Author David Elliott directs the event with wit, warmth, and appropriate wariness, while illustrator Timothy Basil Ering’s energy and whimsy match this tantrum turn for turn. At once empathetic and uproariously funny, this picture book speaks directly to anyone (young or old) who has ever had — or tried to contain — a real earth-quaking, ground-shaking, full-on fit. Recommended for ages 3-7.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain) - Mark Twain's classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, tells the story of a teenaged misfit who finds himself floating on a raft down the Mississippi River with an escaping slave, Jim. In the course of their perilous journey, Huck and Jim meet adventure, danger, and a cast of characters who are sometimes menacing and often hilarious. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Finn - Finn E. Kydland (Nobel Prize winner, economics); Finn Dossing (soccer player); Finn Seeman (soccer player); Finn Willy Sorensen (soccer player)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Finn - Autumn Reeser (actress); Jane Leeves (actress); Zen Gesner (actor); Tori Spelling (actress/author); Dean McDermott (actor)
Finn - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Finn.