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A just-discovered Mark Twain story will be released for the first time this fall

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Add another book to your 2017 reading list.

A Mark Twain story that was never published before will hit stores this fall. "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" was based on 16 pages of Twain's notes that were spotted at the Mark Twain Papers and Project at the University of California at Berkeley. 


Philip and Erin Stead, authors of "A Sick Day for Amos McGee," expanded those notes to an 11-chapter, 152-page book about a boy who can talk to animals and is trying to rescue a prince.

Here's the announcement from publisher Penguin Random House.

Here's a look at the illustrations.

Author Samuel Longhorne Clemens, better known under his pen name, Mark Twain, is seen in this undated photo.  Twain grew up along the Mississippi River and became a riverboat  pilot.  He used that setting for some of the great fiction classics of  American literature such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and  "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."  He took his name from the riverboat pilot's cry "mark the twain,"  meaning two fathoms.  One of the world's favorite authors, Twain died April 21, 1910.  (AP Photo)
Author Samuel Longhorne Clemens, better known under his pen name, Mark Twain, is seen in this undated photo. Twain grew up along the Mississippi River and became a riverboat pilot. He used that setting for some of the great fiction classics of American literature such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." He took his name from the riverboat pilot's cry "mark the twain," meaning two fathoms. One of the world's favorite authors, Twain died April 21, 1910. (AP Photo)

Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, is one of America's best-known writer. His most famous works include "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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