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SteppLibrary May 21, This tells the story of a boy, Tom Sawyer, and his best friend, Huck Finn, and some of the adventures they get into. LibraryCin Apr 1, It took me long enough to read this, but very little surprised me. ManWithAnAgenda Feb 18, Status Twain, Mark Author primary author all editions confirmed Badia, Angel Illustrator secondary author some editions confirmed Baender, Paul Editor secondary author some editions confirmed Bolian, Polly Illustrator secondary author some editions confirmed Brockway, Harry Illustrator secondary author some editions confirmed Brooks, Bruce Foreword secondary author some editions confirmed Cameron, Elise M.
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Translator secondary author some editions confirmed Canilli, A. Illustrator secondary author some editions confirmed Carner, Josep Translator secondary author some editions confirmed De Simone, Marco Cover artist secondary author some editions confirmed DeVoto, Bernard Editor secondary author some editions confirmed Diambra, Tito Translator secondary author some editions confirmed Dietz, Norman Narrator secondary author some editions confirmed Dufris, William Narrator secondary author some editions confirmed Fraley, Patrick Narrator secondary author some editions confirmed Gardner, Grover Narrator secondary author some editions confirmed Gerber, John C.
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Tom Sawyer. Huckleberry Finn. Becky Thatcher. Injun Joe. Aunt Polly. Alfred Temple. Young people are definitely capable of enjoying it, but as with its more famous sequel, the racial overtones not only with regards to slaves, but also the portrayal of the book's "half-breed" Native American antagonist prove troubling for many readers. I would thus recommend that it be placed into a young person's hands, not with abandon and trust as Aunt Polly does in giving Tom the "Painkiller," but with careful guidance about the historical setting and thought about the parallels in today's society.
Beyond that, the vocabulary may also prove tricky for elementary readers. Middle schoolers or early high schoolers ages may be able to get a handle on it with a well-noted edition or a dictionary at hand, however. The Barnes and Noble edition of this book contains a biographical sketch and timeline of the author's life; an introduction by H.
Daniel Peck of Vassar College; both footnotes and endnotes glossing difficult vocabulary a bit irritatingly over-thorough for the well-read adult, though and noting real-life places or people in Hannibal, Missouri to which the book seems to be making reference; a description of other artistic works inspired by the book; a series of citations from both contemporary and later reviews of the book, alongside a series of questions for the reader's consideration; and a bibliography for further reference on Twain.
Synopsis: Tom Sawyer is a naughty boy from St.
Petersburg fictional , Missouri, who is always engaged in troublesome adventures with his friends, specially with Huckleberry Finn, causing her Aunt Polly to go mad. He lazily attends school and never misses a chance to be envied by his schoolmates for his heroic mischiefs. Despite his misbehavior, he's a good-hearted young man. Personal Opinion: What a read!
I was a great fan of the animated series when I was a child and nowadays, of course but had never read the book. I was really looking forward to do it, and when the moment came I was trully moved by the story, its characters and everything. That's what I call a masterpiece! The book is structured in chapters that can be seen as almost independent stories.
Every chapter deals with different adventures based on situations lived by some of the author's schoolmates.
Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer / The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Actually, Mark Twain based the boys on this novel on some of them, sometimes merging two or three boys into one. Tom, as a character, brings you back to the days when all of us were dreaming all day long about doing fantastic things; those times when petty troubles seemed to turn your life into something miserable.
That's a feeling commonly reflected during the novel, and it's truly genuine. In addition, the dialogs are boyish as it must be and doesn't fail to present the reader with the social reality of those days back in the 19th Century. Slavery is not a main point in this novel, but it's easy to grasp its social consideration. Being a classic as it is, there's not a lot to say about Tom Sawyer that hasn't yet been said.
I'd like to quote the author, though, who on the preface points that: "Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in. I think more people should read this book! I read it as a young girl, and it was the book that made me love Mark Twain's writing--and classics in general, in fact. Yes, it is a boys' novel, but it can be interesting to girls as well, thank you very much.
I remember this being quite an easy and suspenseful read, as well, and it contained a good mix between realistic fiction and elements of "fantasy", of a sort-so there's no reason not to try it! While different from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I think this is a great, hilarious introduction to that book. This book is where we first meet Huck Finn and get a little background on him, after all.
And, of course, it's full of Twain's usual humor and wit.
Maybe if more people would read Tom Sawyer before Huck Finn, they would understand the latter a bit better, and not feel the need to ban it or condemn it Here at Walmart. Your email address will never be sold or distributed to a third party for any reason. Due to the high volume of feedback, we are unable to respond to individual comments. Sorry, but we can't respond to individual comments. Recent searches Clear All. Update Location. If you want NextDay, we can save the other items for later.
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