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Adventures of Tom Sawyer Reviewed by Children's Books for Parents on September 28.

He got out his worldly wealth and examined it — bits of toys, marble, and trash; enough to buy an exchange of work maybe, but not enough to buy as much as half an hour of pure freedom”. One of those most irrepressible and exuberant characters in the history of literature, Tom Sawyer explodes onto … Continue reading

He got out his worldly wealth and examined it — bits of toys, marble, and trash; enough to buy an exchange of work maybe, but not enough to buy as much as half an hour of pure freedom”. One of those most irrepressible and exuberant characters in the history of literature, Tom Sawyer explodes onto the page in a whirl of bad behavior and incredible adventures. Whether he is heaving clods of earth at his brother, faking a gangrenous toe, or trying to convince the world that he is dead, Tom’s infectious energy and good-humor shine through. The Adventures of Tom sawyer is Mark Twain’s joyful and nostalgic recollection of tall tales from his own boyhood by the Mississippi some “thirty or forty years ago”. It was an instant success on its first publication in 1876, and has continued to delight children of all ages ever since.

Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By: Mark Twain
Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Level: 10-11

He got out his worldly wealth and examined it — bits of toys, marble, and trash; enough to buy an exchange of work maybe, but not enough to buy as much as half an hour of pure freedom”. One of those most irrepressible and exuberant characters in the history of literature, Tom Sawyer explodes onto the page in a whirl of bad behavior and incredible adventures. Whether he is heaving clods of earth at his brother, faking a gangrenous toe, or trying to convince the world that he is dead, Tom’s infectious energy and good-humor shine through. The Adventures of Tom sawyer is Mark Twain’s joyful and nostalgic recollection of tall tales from his own boyhood by the Mississippi some “thirty or forty years ago”. It was an instant success on its first publication in 1876, and has continued to delight children of all ages ever since.

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