The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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“Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.”

So starts Mark Twain’s classic tale about a boy’s life in a small town on the Mississippi, which has become an all-time favorite both in America and around the world.

Tom Sawyer’s mischievous and by now famous exploits—venturing into a nighttime graveyard with his friend Huck Finn, getting lost in a bat cave, tricking his friends into whitewashing a fence—make thrilling reading for all ages. Behind the escapades, though, are darker themes, as young Tom learns some difficult lessons about the often hypocritical rules that govern adult society.

This new edition, which celebrates the centenary of Mark Twain's death, brings together the complete text with more than 70 stunning illustrations by artist Robert Ingpen, each one an enchanting evocation of a forgotten time in the American South.


Tom Sawyer’s mischievous, and by now famous, exploits make thrilling reading. Behind the escapades, though, are darker themes, as young Tom learns some difficult lessons about the often-hypocritical rules that govern adult society. This edition brings together the complete text with more than 70 stunning and evocative illustrations by artist Robert Ingpen.


Baker & Taylor
Presents the adventures of a mischievous young boy named Tom and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century.

Publisher: New York : Sterling, 2010
Edition: 1st Sterling ed
ISBN: 9781402767623
1402767625
9781402773563
1402773560
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Ingpen, Robert 1936-

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SB2000 May 05, 2011

I actually prefer this to Huck Finn. The pure joy of boyhood with a bit of adventure thrown in. Plus, without really trying, an engrossing, picaresque recounting of an antebellum American South - but not the one with Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh and Olivia DeHavilland. This one is so real that when I was reading this as a boy, I wanted to swim out to the island with Huck and make corncob pipes and fish and wag school...

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