A Song for Aunt Polly (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Series #1)

A Song for Aunt Polly (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Series #1)

by Mark Twain, Amy June Bates
     
 

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Every child who has ever been tempted by blue skies and sunshine will identify with Tom's predicament: it's a beautiful day, and he wants to play at the swimming hole…not on the piano. So crafty Tom hides from Aunt Polly--what youngster in his place wouldn't? And that's what makes this perfectly crafted excerpt from an acknowledged classic so

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Every child who has ever been tempted by blue skies and sunshine will identify with Tom's predicament: it's a beautiful day, and he wants to play at the swimming hole…not on the piano. So crafty Tom hides from Aunt Polly--what youngster in his place wouldn't? And that's what makes this perfectly crafted excerpt from an acknowledged classic so enjoyable on its own.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-The essence of Tom Sawyer's mischief and of his irresistible personality is preserved in these easy readers. Each title focuses on just one episode from the novel, broken down into four brief chapters with simple vocabulary and controlled sentence length. Tom skips his piano lesson in order to go to the swimming hole in the first book and tricks his friends into painting a fence for him in the second. For each of his escapades, he must face Aunt Polly, depicted with old-fashioned charm by Bates, whose colorful, realistic illustrations add a great deal to this interpretation of the classic. Shortened, condensed books are often tedious to read; in an effort to deliver plot, they can run roughshod over the author's style and the character's voice. However, Nichols's adaptations are deliberately less ambitious. The result is a spare but pleasing narration that will provide children with a tiny taste of Twain and, hopefully, a desire to enjoy a larger helping later on.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760739631
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
05/03/2004
Series:
Adventures of Tom Sawyer Series, #1
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 5.22(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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