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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Review

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Tom Sawyer and his friends encounter murder, mischief and mayhem on the banks of the Mississippi River in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Check out this summary and review of the classic childrens book by author, Mark Twain.

Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Author: Mark Twain
Ages: 9+
Rating: 5


Tom Sawyer gets into mischief and mayhem with his friend Huck Finn in the Mark Twain classic, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer.


Mississippi Murder and Mischief

Tom Sawyer is an orphan who lives with his Aunt Polly on the banks of the Mississippi River more than 100 years ago - during a time when slavery still existed and people thought you could cure warts by playing with dead cats. When Tom isn't trying to show off for the cutest girl in school, Becky Thatcher, he's off with his best friend, Huck Finn, fishing, playing with frogs or pretending to be a pirate. But when the pair witness a terrible murder, Tom and Huck's adventures take a thrilling turn.


Double Trouble

Tom Sawyer and his friend, Huck, are first-class trouble makers, which many of you will probably be able to relate to - especially if you've ever just wanted to just walk out of a boring math class and go skateboarding, or in Tom's case, go rafting down the Mississippi River and pretend to be a pirate. Tom and Huck are free spirits whose sense of adventure is more important than things like bathing or going to school.


The Bottom Line

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is a great read that has a bit of everything - treasure hunts, murder, romance and a neat look at what life was like when kids played with dead rats and frogs, instead of PS2s and Yu-Gi-Oh cards. Each chapter is a unique adventure that fits into a larger story about the importance of friendship and the idea of freedom.


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StarlaDance16 posted in Debating:
thats true what does happenn, but. most assighnments are done during school hours in primary school.
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By request of @AwesomeIvysaurGirl34 . I will attempt to follow through as much as I can, but I would love some help from YOU, the reader. I will sometimes (often) suffer from writer's block and disinterest! If you enjoy what I've written, even in this short post, encourage me and give me ideas! It's all appreciated, even criticism. I will post as often as I write. A continuation of "The Man in the Coffee Shop", found in the forums.  A few (a lot) entrees are not included  due to laziness. December 7, 1941 Well, they’ve done it. Japan has bombed Pearl Harbor. I’ve been praying for much of the day for the families of those poor soldiers. I’ve been wondering if perhaps I should join the fight, though I might not have a choice soon enough. Drafting is sure to begin soon, as it won’t be long until Roosevelt declares war. It’s only been… what, three years?... and I feel this war has gone on long enough.   January 1, 1942 Happy New Year! Not very happy for me, though. My draft card came in today. I kind of knew it was inevitable, but… a man can hope, can’t he? Have to go pick up my uniforms now. That’s all for today   January 20, 1942 First day of Boot Camp. Yay… It was already the most exercise of my life. We ran a couple miles (I’ve never ran more than one), and I can tell my commander doesn’t like me. Lieutenant Michaels is his name. Been called out more than once by Michaels in front of everyone, and the food’s awful. But there’s this really cute secretary of his that I couldn’t catch the name of, but I already saw all the other recruits goggling at her. Pathetic, ain’t it? Talked to the guys and half of them are married already. It’s around 9:00, though I should say 2100? I think? Military time is confusing. But, the beds are a bit more comfortable than I expected. Actually, I don’t know what I expected. I don’t know the first thing about war, except a few stories from my grandpapy. He did some pretty amazing stuff back in the Great War. That smear right there is my chuckling and disturbing the pen. It’s just, they said the Great War was the “War to end all wars,” and here we are again. There’s nothing new under the sun, and human nature doesn’t change.  
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