Sparkling with mischief, jumping with youthful adventure, Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer" is one of the most splendid re-creations of childhood in all of literature. It is a lighthearted romp, full of humor and warmth. It shares with its sequel, "Huckleberry Finn," not only a set of unforgettable characters--Tom, Huck, Aunt Polly and others--but a profound understanding of humanity as well. Through such hilarious scenes as the famous fence-whitewashing incident, Twain gives a portrait--perceptive yet tender--of a humanity rendered foolish by his own aspirations and obsessions. Written as much for adults as for young boys and girls, "Tom Sawyer" is the work of a master storyteller performing in his shirt sleeves, using his best talents to everyone's delight.
"Twain had a greater effect than any other writer on the evolution of American prose."
Series: Bantam Classics
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Number Of Pages: 231
Published: 1st January 1995
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 10.8 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Number: 1