Tom Sawyer Detective

Tom Sawyer Detective

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by Mark Twain
     
 

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Well, it seems like a grand vacation idea when Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are invited to boat downriver and visit Tom's Uncle Silas, but every inch of the trip draws the boys deeper into a tangled web of dark deeds. Stolen diamonds; a mysterious stranger; vengeful manhunters; a long-lost twin; a vanished farm-hand...how does it all add up?

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Overview

Well, it seems like a grand vacation idea when Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are invited to boat downriver and visit Tom's Uncle Silas, but every inch of the trip draws the boys deeper into a tangled web of dark deeds. Stolen diamonds; a mysterious stranger; vengeful manhunters; a long-lost twin; a vanished farm-hand...how does it all add up?

The question explores when Tom Sawyer discovers a dead man in a shallow grave, and Uncle Silas confesses to a murder he didn't commit! Now Tom Sawyer must find and unmask the real killer - or Silas will be hanged and his family destroyed!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000737323
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
156 KB

Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel". Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He is considered as "the father of American literature.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 30, 1835
Date of Death:
April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:
Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:
Redding, Connecticut

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Tom Sawyer Detective 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Most people are familiar with Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but did you know that there were a couple of other sequels? One was Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894), and the other is this short novel in which Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder, as narrated by Huck Finn. It is a satire of the immensely popular detective novels of the time. Tom's Uncle Silas, a preacher in Arkansas, is doing poorly because a rich neighbor, Brace Dunlap, wants to marry Tom's cousin Benny, and she said no, so Brace is trying to stir up trouble for Silas, who hires Brace's no account brother Jubiter to work for him in an attempt to smooth things out, although Silas and Jubiter are constantly arguing. Aunt Polly sends Tom and Huck on a steamboat down the Mississippi to help cheer Silas and his family up. On the boat, they meet Jake Dunlap, Jubiter's long lost twin brother who had become a criminal and was assumed to have been killed many years before. He and two other men have robbed a diamond store in St. Louis, and he has sneaked off with the diamonds, but the other two men followed him on to the boat, so he is now trying to escape them. His plan is to go home to his brothers and pretend to be a deaf-mute. On the day Tom and Huck arrive, Jubiter Dunlap disappears. He later turns up dead, Uncle Silas is accused of killing him, and there is a trial. Will Tom be able to save his uncle from hanging? We did this as a family read aloud, and everyone enjoyed it. In the "Dover Evergreen Classics" edition, the word "nig*er" is replaced by "Negro." I had to do a little further editing because of some common euphemisms and a few instances of taking the Lord's name in vain. There are also several references to tobacco and smoking. Otherwise, this is a fun book. In 1938, the story was made into a movie directed by Louis King, with Billy Cook as Tom and Donald O'Connor as Huckleberry Finn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to read this book and was very exited when i found it. This is a random newspaper entitled tom sawyer detective. You shoud definitely not buy this "book"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every essay and story in this book!
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