Mythili G. Rao on “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” a new children’s book by the author-illustrator team of Philip and Erin Stead, using notes from Mark Twain.
The author is known to have made up, on the spot, many bedtime stories for his young daughters, but written notes have only ever been found (and may only have been made) for one - "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine."
A story by Mark Twain that was only recently discovered will be published later this year. The AP reports that the book, “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” is scheduled to be released Sept. 26. The new story, described as a.....
"The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" is based on notes the author took after telling a bedtime story to his daughters.