The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

illustrated by Robert Ingpen, Mark Twain
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The classic story of a boy growing up in a small town on the Mississippi. An abridged edition for young readers, with full-colour illustrations.

It's never too soon to share your favourite classics with the next generation...

This edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has been adapted for younger readers and features:
- Simplified Text
- A child-friendly layout, designed for young readers
- Full-colour illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen.

This unforgettable story of a boy growing up in a small town on the Mississippi has become an all-time favourite, not just in America, but around the world. The original boyhood hero, the irrepressible Tom is an irresistible mix of exuberance, bad behaviour and bravado. Whether he is tricking his schoolmates into whitewashing a fence, running away to become a pirate with his friend Huck Finn, witnessing a murder, discovering treasure, or falling in love with the lovely Becky Thatcher, trouble, good humour and adventure are never far away.

A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best-loved stories.

Author bio:

Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910). He was a great adventurer and travelled round America as a printer; prospected for gold and set off for South America to earn his fortune. He returned to become a steam-boat pilot on the Mississippi River, close to where he had grown up. He started to use the alias Mark Twain during the Civil War and it was under this pen name that he became a famous travel writer. Mark Twain was always nostalgic about his childhood and in 1876The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was published, based on his own experiences. The book was soon recognised as a work of genius and eight years later the sequel,The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was published. The great writer Ernest Hemingway claimed that 'All modern literature stems from this one book.'

Robert Ingpen
was born in 1936 in Geelong, Australia, and studied illustration art and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children's literature and he has been honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781803380315
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Welbeck Editions
Pub Date: August 2022
Page Extent: 64
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Children's fiction