The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century. Who could forget the pranks, the adventures, the sheer fun of Tom Sawyer? It's something every child should experience and every child will love. From Tom's sly trickery with the whitewashed fence, when he cleverly manipulates everyone so they happily do his work for him, to his and Becky Thatcher's calamities in Bat Cave, the enjoyment just never ends
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., 2004
ISBN: 9781402714603
1402714602
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Twain, M 2004
Characteristics: vii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: McKowen, Scott - Illustrator

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okieathome
Jun 12, 2015

This is a fun read, and gives you a peek back in time.

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horthhill
May 11, 2011

I first read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a kid and recall that I liked it then. Well, I like it now, too. The story moves along with lots of little incidents between the big stories of the murder and treasure. The entire episode in the cave is particularly good. It was definitely worth it to read again. The only downside is the racism; not that Mark Twain has written a racist story. The story is set during the days of slavery. Intense racism is part of Tom Sawyer's world. There are passages, although surprisingly few, that are unpleasant. If nothing else, it reminds us how far we've come down the path, and, that fortunately, Twain was on the right path away from that world.

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jaedlcjsdl
Dec 21, 2014

Violence: some scences violent

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