The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Easy Reading Classics

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Easy Reading Classics

by Mark Twain

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This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into 10 illustrated chapters. This format is ideal for bilingual education - people learning English as a second language (ESL),  English Language Learners (ELL), people of any age intending to improve reading skills and students for whom the original version would be too long or difficult. This learning product is high-interest, low-readability. Readers of this version will improve comprehension, fluency and vocabulary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780848111366
Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Series: Bring the Classics to Life Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 56
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 7 - 14 Years

About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorn Clemens November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, the sixth of seven children. At age four the family moved to Hannibal, Missouri on the banks of the Mississippi River. When Sam was eleven his father died. Shortly thereafter, he left school having completed the fifth grade to work as a printer’s apprentice for a local newspaper. In 1859 he worked as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River until the American Civil War. He became a reporter for the Territorial Enterprise in Nevada and seeking a pen name used a riverboat phrase “twain” or two fathoms (12 feet). He traveled extensively and married Olivia Langdon in 1870 and they settled in Hartford, Connecticut. Much of Twain’s best work was written in the 1870’s and 1880’s in Hartford or at Quarry Farm near Elmira, New York. Mark Twain died in 1891.Some of his novels include: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Life on the Mississippi, The Prince and the Pauper. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer reflects many of his own boyhood experiences.

Date of Birth:

November 30, 1835

Date of Death:

April 21, 1910

Place of Birth:

Florida, Missouri

Place of Death:

Redding, Connecticut

Read an Excerpt

"Tom! Tom!" Aunt Polly's call was loud. A little noise made her look in the corner. There he was behind the door, his face sticky with cake, all the way to his ears. As she started to hit him, Tom said, "My! look behind you, Aunt Polly." As she did, Tom ran out and jumped clean over the fence. Aunt Polly smiled to herself. "That boy! How many times he's tricked me. I'm not hard enough on him. But when I remember he has no mother, I just can't be." Out loud she said, "He'll play hooky from school today. I'll just have to make him work on Saturday." At supper, Aunt Polly questioned, "Tom, was it warm in school?" Yes, Aunt Polly." "Didn't you want to go swimming?" "Well - not much." Aunt Polly put her hand on his head. Tom went on, "Us boys put water on our hair." "Let me see your shirt where I sewed it on you." Tom showed her. "Well, OK. It's still sewed together at the neck. I thought for sure you had pulled out the thread to go swimming."

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