The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Classic Starts Series)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Classic Starts Series)

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by Mark Twain, Lucy Corvino
     
 

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Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price.

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Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price.

"Tom Sawyer liked adventures, which means he was always getting in trouble." Searching for treasure, witnessing a murder, getting caught in a bat cave, tricking others into doing his work, running away with Huckleberry Finn--Tom Sawyer's antics and mischief-making are sheer, child-pleasing delight. Every boy and girl should experience the joy and fun of this classic tale.

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Children's Literature
Part of the "Classic Starts" series, this attractive yet inexpensive hardcover volume gives the highlights of Tom Sawyer's adventures. The author does a good job of picking the exciting stories from the original text, such as painting the fence, witnessing Injun Joe's murderous act in the graveyard and the subsequent trial of Muff Potter, whom Injun Joe framed, getting lost in a cave, and finding buried treasure. As in any abridged version, however, the book is abbreviated to the point that it loses the punch of the original and is somewhat disjointed. It is hard to get a feel for the characters and really warm to them, except perhaps Tom. Why there is any connection between Tom and Becky is difficult to see. Despite the lack of characterization, the chapters work well as individual short stories that are plot driven rather than character driven. The black and white sketches are in keeping with the theme and period of the story. The set of open-ended questions at the back of the book are interesting and both point out differences between today's world and nineteenth century Missouri, as well as relate the characters' experiences to young readers today. 2005, Sterling Publishing Co, Ages 8 to 12.
—Kathryn Erskine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402787232
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Classic Starts Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
341,003
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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