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Study The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with our study guide and lesson plans!

Lewis Carroll Shelf Award,  The Great American Read #17 (PBS.org Top 100)

Tom Sawyer is one of the most popular protagonists in the history of American literature. Although Tom resides in a small, ordinary Missouri town, his daring exploits land him in the center of many thrilling adventures. Tom lives with his Aunt Polly, an elderly woman who dearly loves her nephew but struggles to control her mischievous charge. Tom loathes going to school or church. He would rather spend time immersed in fictional plots or romancing Becky Thatcher, the new girl in town. Tom envies the life of Huckleberry Finn, the town outcast. Huck, homeless and essentially an orphan, can do whatever he pleases and doesn't have to obey anyone. 

And then, while testing a wart-removal cure in the town graveyard, Tom and Huck witness the brutal murder of Dr. Robinson! Throw in some buried treasure, getting lost in a cave during a Sunday School picnic, and being threatened by Injun Joe and you've got real adventure!

Book Author:
Mark Twain
ISBN:
978-0-14-310733-0
Setting:
Mid-America, USA 1840s
Genre:
American Literature
Lexile Level:
970L
Recommended Grade Level:
6-8; (optional 9-10 American Lit choice)
Page Count:
216 pages

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    I loved this book

    Posted by Kim G. on 24th Mar 2015

    I loved this book as a kid and now my child is enjoying this classic as well. Thank you for offering such great selection of literature.