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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Penguin Classics) (original 1876; edition 1986)

by Mark Twain, John Seelye (Introduction)

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Title:The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Penguin Classics)
Authors:Mark Twain
Other authors:John Seelye (Introduction)
Info:Penguin Classics (1986), Edition: Reprint., Paperback, 256 pages
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876)

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the story of a young mischievous boy. The story follows all of his adventures with friends. Often leading him to trouble, Tom never backs out of an adventure. This is the story of adolescents that children will be able to relate to. ( )
  ChristineConrad | Mar 16, 2017 |
I think this would be a good independent read for 7-8th graders or higher due to the level of language and it would also be good for them to use as a pair read so if they can not figure out a word they can work together to figure it out.
  tylerschmitt | Mar 15, 2017 |
Tom Sawyer is a boy who causes a lot of mischief. He runs away with his friend Huckleberry Finn after they witness a crime. They eventually come back and testify for the man who committed the crime. They go on an adventure to search for the murderer and come across buried treasure.
  EllieDowns | Mar 14, 2017 |
With this book, you could teach a history lesson to higher grade levels in elementary school such as 4th and 5th graders. With this lesson, you could explain to the class who Tom Sawyer was and his significance during the civil war and other significant events found in history.
  apecaro01 | Mar 13, 2017 |
You could use this book in a 5th grade classroom as a book that you read together as a class. You could use it to branch off into a lesson on government. In the book, a man is wrongly accused of a murder that Tom and Huck witness. You could use this to discuss the branches of government, or you could even focus on the judicial branch and how it works. You could even go as far as having the children participate in a mock trial where they each have a role. You could also use this book in a 4th grade classroom as a read aloud. You could use this book to help children determine themes of a book. The students could discuss the life messages that the author provides through the themes. You could have children pick a theme that they find in the book and write about why or how they know or can support that it is in fact a theme in the book. This helps them to identify the themes and builds their writing skills.
  AleciaTomes | Mar 12, 2017 |
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I think this would be a good independent read for 7-8th graders or higher due to the level of language and it would also be good for them to use as a pair read so if they can not figure out a word they can work together to figure it out.

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Twain, Markprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Badia, AngelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baender, PaulEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bolian, PollyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brockway, HarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brooks, BruceForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Canilli, A.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carner, JosepTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Simone, MarcoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
DeVoto, BernardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Diambra, TitoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dietz, NormanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dufris, WilliamNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraley, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, GroverNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gerber, John C.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagon, GarrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hill, DickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kazin, AlfredAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krüger, LoreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laine, JarkkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lladó, José MaríaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKay, DonaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKowen, ScottIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Minton, HaroldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nohl, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Powers, Richard M.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rockwell, NormanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To MY WIFE, this book is affectionately dedicated
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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 pleasantly to remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in.
"TOM!" No answer."TOM!" No answer. "What's gone with that boy, I wonder? You TOM!" No answer.
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it—namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.
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Tom Sawyer is about a young mischievous boy who has many adventures. This story is about boyhood and growing up. Although some of the adventures can become very serious, this story is filled with humorous situations.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143039563, Paperback)

From the famous episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his own youth. A somber undercurrent flows through the high humor and unabashed nostalgia of the novel, however, for beneath the innocence of childhood lie the inequities of adult reality—base emotions and superstitions, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery. In his introduction, noted Twain scholar John Seelye considers Twain’s impact on American letters and discusses the balance between humorous escapades and serious concern that is found in much of Twain’s writing.

This new edition includes a new text and, for the first time, explanatory notes

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A boy in the river town of Hannibal, Missouri runs off and has a lot of adventures.

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