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Hanging out with the town outcast, "running away" to a nearby river island, flirting with the girls, and basically driving the adults nuts, Tom Sawyer is 100% American boy. In him Mark Twain managed to capture the adventure, mischief, and complete innocence of childhood. If there's a child or adult out there who hasn't read it yet, give them a copy. It's quite simply one of the best kids stories ever told.
Mark Twain was nothing short of genius, and this book is the perfect evidence of that fact. The beauty of Mark Twain's stories is that he speaks from the true point of view of his characters, as if the reader is also one of the townsfolk he's describing. The author admits that Tom is based on his own boyhood---perhaps that is why he spins the tale so perfectly. In any case, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is not only a classic and an unobstructed view into small town life of the past, but a fun casual read that I enjoy as much as an adult as I did as a child.
No one would ever accuse carefree Tom Sawyer of being a genius. Unless you mean having a genius for trouble. For there isn't a scheme in the world Tom won't cook up to get out of having to do his chores. The truth is Tom likes to have fun, whether it's digging for treasure in a haunted house, exploring dark and mysterious underground caves, playing pirates on rafts downriver with his best friend, Huck Finn, or faking his own funeral.But when he and Huck witness a midnight murder, the real trouble begins. For the murderer is none other than Injun Joe. And now joe is looking for Tom!
This is one in the series sold by Readers Digest in The Great Classics for Children.
It has large print for a budding reader to tackle and is the condensed version, which includes an introduction that says read the full version when your ready.
Tom Sawyer lives to have fun,adventures,thrills even if that sometimes means he has to sort of lie a little,cheat a bit,play tricks, chase girls,skip school,run away from home even attend his own funeral!But everyone knows Tom's just playing so he always alks his way out of trouble, and lands on his feet...
Until the night he witnesses a graveyard murder over a treasure in the stolen gold. Suddenly the sdventures real.soon Tom and his young love Becky are trapped in a hidden cavern, chased by a vengeful maniac,lost in darkness where fast talk alone won't save them! Now if Tom Sawyer's luck and cunning fail,all the games will be over.
tom and Becky will be dead.
This audio CD is not a reading of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but a version by popular storyteller Jim Weiss. As always, he does a bang-up job of introducing the story for younger ones, retaining the flavor of the author's tone and language.
Complete and Unabridged...Tom Sawyer lives to have fun, adventure, trills...even if that sometimes means he has to sort of lie a little, cheat a bit, play tricks, chase girls, skip school, run away from home-even attend his own funeral! But everyone knows Tom's just playing, so he always talks his way out of trouble, and lands on his feet...
The ISBN displayed correctly but showed a different book. That is why the ISBN on the back cover of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is different from the ISBN displayed on the screen. Tom lives to have fun, adventures, thrills, even if that sometimes means he has to sor of lie a little, cheat a bit, play tricks, chase girls, skip school, run away from home-even attend his own funeral! But everyone know Tom's just playing, so he ALWAYS talks his way out of trouble, and lands on his feet...
Tom's got more energy and mischief than one boy should possess. His little jokes and tricks get by since he tells everyone that he's just being Tom. Does he really care about the house and since he realizes that He'll be rewarned now but Tom and the gang can't find him.