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Monday, May 12, 2014

Classics Ilustrated: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

        Classics Illustrated #19: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer is a young orphan living with his half brother Sid at their Aunt Polly’s house. A bad apple in school, he resists all efforts at correction, except when it comes to courting the lovely Becky Thatcher. Along with his buddy Huck Finn, Tom fools around, plays practical jokes and causes trouble—until the day when the two witness a murder. 

The greatest American novel comes gets the CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED treatment in this haunting, vibrant adaptation!
6.5" x 9", 56pp full-color paper over board, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-59707-723-1


This was such a fun adventure.  Being a book reviewer, I am in the process of learning so many new avenues for readers.  My grandsons and I took some time to read this classic with our learning iPad.  The illustrations animate Tom and Huck so well.  Aunt Polly's characterization is so comfortable.

Although a graphic novel looses some of the depth and detail of the text.  The graphics sculpts a depth to the characters that helps every reader to make literary connections.  This story has a chance for a second read... once the door has been opened, Mark Twain's adventures can be revisited by a generation of "Comic-Con" readers.

If the novel seems slow for you/your reader, try the illustrated classics.  So many readers need to see the images in order to gain the writer's perspective.  This classic re-telling brings Tom's spunky-adventurous spirit to life, the characterization through the amusing graphics captures the essence of Tom Sawyer and his tale.

This is a great summertime read for everyone.....

Enjoyable read

1 comment:

John said...

Two of my fourth graders are readin the Illustrated Classic Tom Sawyer now, plus two on Huck Finn. Some may try the unabridged, too. Wonderfulstories for summer reading!

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