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    DescriptionThis childhood classic relates a small-town boy's pranks and escapades with timeless humor and wisdom. In addition to his everyday stunts (searching for buried treasure, trying to impress the adored Becky Thatcher), Tom experiences a dramatic turn of events when he witnesses a murder, runs away, and returns to attend his own funeral and testify in court. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.


 

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    Title
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Twain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486400778
    ISBN 10: 0486400778
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 813.4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.4
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    LC classification: PS1306 .A1 1998
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: YFA, FBC
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 November 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review text
    Three new additions to Dutton's classics series, printed in England, and imported, are sturdy bookshelf candidates. Each is bound and made up in the familiar format of the series with a decorated cloth cover and illustrations both in black and white and colored plates. Marryat's Children of the New Forest is in a larger size than the others, hence the higher price. (Kirkus Reviews)
    Back cover copy
    Whether forming a pirate gang to search for buried treasure or spending a quiet time at home, sharing his medicine with Aunt Polly's cat, the irrepressible Tom Sawyer evokes the world of boyhood in nineteenth century rural America. In this classic story, Mark Twain re-created a long-ago world of freshly whitewashed fences and Sunday school picnics into which sordid characters and violent incidents sometimes intruded. The tale powerfully appeals to both adult and young imaginations. Readers explore this memorable setting with a slyly humorous born storyteller as their guide. Tom and Huck Finn conceal themselves in the town cemetery, where they witness a grave robbery and a murder. Later, the boys, feeling unappreciated, hide out on a forested island while the townspeople conduct a frantic search and finally mourn them as dead. The friends triumphantly return to town to attend their own funeral, in time for a dramatic trial for the graveyard murder. A three-day ordeal ensues when Tom and his sweetheart, Becky Thatcher, lose their way in the very cave that conceals the murderer. With its hilarious accounts of boyish pranks and its shrewd assessments of human nature, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" has captivated generations of readers of all ages. This inexpensive edition of the classic novel offers a not-to-be-missed opportunity to savor a witty and action-packed account of small-town boyhood in a bygone era.