Tom Sawyer is a respectable boy in a little Mississippi River town. Huck Finn is a freedom-loving, neglected outcast. What better playmate could Tom want? One night, innocent games of pirates and Robin Hood turn serious when the boys witness a murder in the graveyard. The murderer will kill them if they tell the truth. What should they do? The boys decide to search for the murderer’s treasure. What risks will they take? Who else will they endanger? Will they have the courage and quick thinking to escape from dark caverns, cross the mighty Mississippi, and outwit the criminals? Will they find what they are looking for?
Real Reads are accessible texts designed to support the literacy development of primary and lower secondary age children while introducing them to the riches of our international literary heritage. Each book is a retelling of a work of great literature from one of the world’s greatest cultures, fitted into a 64-page book, making classic stories, dramas and histories available to intelligent young readers as a bridge to the full texts, to language students wanting access to other cultures, and to adult readers who are unlikely ever to read the original versions.
About the Author
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (pen name Mark Twain) (30 November 1835– 21 April 1910) was an American author, whose notable works include "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".
JUDITH HUNT, originally from Washington State, is an illustrator/painter/cartoonist/designer who has produced a diverse array of artwork for books, magazines, television, comics, videos, and toys. She has worked as an art director and staff illustrator/designer for magazine companies. She currently illustrates educational texts and children's books from her studio in Kennebunk, Maine, and showcases her fine art in local art shows.
Bestselling American author ANNA KIRWAN is the author of two titles in The Royal Diaries series, Victoria, May Blossom of Britannia and Lady of Pelanque, Flower of Bacal, as well as a title in the Portrait series, Of Flowers and Shadows. She is an accomplished poet as well, and her work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including The Alchemist’s Retort and Alphabestiary.
Date of Birth:November 30, 1835
Date of Death:April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:Redding, Connecticut