On the banks of the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out
adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night they witness a murder.
The boys swear never to reveal the secret and run away to be pirates
and search for hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave
with the murderer, can he escape unharmed?
Richard Peck is an American novelist known for his young adult books. He was awarded American's highly prestigious Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel A Year Down Yonder.
About The Author
Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910). He was born and brought up in the American state of Missouri and, because of his father's death, he left school to earn his living when he was only twelve. He was a great adventurer and travelled round America as a printer; prospected for gold and set off for South America to earn his fortune. He returned to become a steam-boat pilot on the Mississippi River, close to where he had grown up. The Civil War put an end to steam-boating and Clemens briefly joined the Confederate army - although the rest of his family were Unionists! He had already tried his hand at newspaper reporting and now became a successful journalist. He started to use the alias Mark Twain during the Civil War and it was under this pen name that he became a famous travel writer. He took the name from his steam-boat days - it was the river pilots' cry to let their men know that the water was two fathoms deep.
With an enticing introduction by bestselling author, Richard Peck
"Twain had a greater effect than any other writer on the evolution of American prose."
Series: Puffin Classics
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 5+
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 27th October 2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 13.1 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1