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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Classic Starts Series)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Classic Starts Series)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Classic Starts Series)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Classic Starts Series)

Hardcover(Modern Retelling)

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Following Sterlings spectacularly successful launch of its childrens classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the worlds beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve—all at an incomparable price.

"Tom Sawyer liked adventures, which means he was always getting in trouble." Searching for treasure, witnessing a murder, getting caught in a bat cave, tricking others into doing his work, running away with Huckleberry Finn—Tom Sawyers antics and mischief-making are sheer, child-pleasing delight. Every boy and girl should experience the joy and fun of this classic tale.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402712166
Publisher: Union Square Kids
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Series: Classic Starts®
Edition description: Modern Retelling
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 111,459
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Martin Woodside's poetry chapbook Stationary Landscapes came out in 2009 from Pudding House Press, and he spent 2009-10 on a Fulbright in Romania. He lives with his family in Philadelphia where he's pursuing a PhD in Childhood Studies at Rutgers-Camden.
Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.
Corvino attended the Rhode Island School of Design and holds degrees from University of Toronto and Columbia University Teacher's College.

Date of Birth:

November 30, 1835

Date of Death:

April 21, 1910

Place of Birth:

Florida, Missouri

Place of Death:

Redding, Connecticut

Table of Contents

The Life of Mark Twainv
Author's Prefacexix
Chapter 1Tom Plays, Fights, and Hides1
Chapter 2The Glorious Whitewasher9
Chapter 3Busy at War and Love15
Chapter 4Showing Off in Sunday School22
Chapter 5The Pinch Bug and His Prey33
Chapter 6Tom Meets Becky38
Chapter 7Tick-Running and a Heartbreak50
Chapter 8A Pirate Bold To Be57
Chapter 9Tragedy in the Graveyard62
Chapter 10Dire Prophecy of the Howling Dog69
Chapter 11Conscience Racks Tom76
Chapter 12The Cat and the Painkiller81
Chapter 13The Pirate Crew Set Sail87
Chapter 14Happy Camp of the Freebooters95
Chapter 15Tom's Stealthy Visit Home101
Chapter 16First Pipes--"I've Lost My Knife"106
Chapter 17Pirates at Their Own Funeral116
Chapter 18Tom Reveals His Dream Secret120
Chapter 19The Cruelty of "I Didn't Think"129
Chapter 20Tom Takes Becky's Punishment132
Chapter 21Eloquence--and the Master's Gilded Dome137
Chapter 22Huck Finn Quotes Scripture145
Chapter 23The Salvation of Muff Potter148
Chapter 24Splendid Days and Fearsome Nights155
Chapter 25Seeking the Buried Treasure156
Chapter 26Real Robbers Seize the Box of Gold164
Chapter 27Trembling on the Trail173
Chapter 28In the Lair of Injun Joe176
Chapter 29Huck Saves the Widow180
Chapter 30Tom and Becky in the Cave188
Chapter 31Found and Lost Again198
Chapter 32"Turn Out! They're Found!"207
Chapter 33The Fate of Injun Joe211
Chapter 34Floods of Gold221
Chapter 35Respectable Huck Joins the Gang224

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