Oxford Children's Classics: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark TwainOxford Children's Classics: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Oxford Children's Classics: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

byMark Twain

Paperback | November 17, 2014


What are you looking for?Excitement! Fun! Adventure! Trouble! If there's mischief in the air and trouble brewing you can bet your bottom dollar that Tom Sawyer will be right there in the thick of it!Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities.
Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1935 in Missouri, USA. He trained and worked as a printer until 1857 when he became an apprentice pilot on the steamboats of the Mississippi River. After a brief spell as a miner in Nevada he took up journalism and began using the pen name Mark Twain. Some years of travelling and lecturi...
Title:Oxford Children's Classics: The Adventures of Tom SawyerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.97 inPublished:November 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192738283

ISBN - 13:9780192738288

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Acceptable It's not a super thrilling read, admittedly. However, it gives an interesting look at the context and era in which it was written. I like how Twain parodies certain aspects of society at the time.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic A classic! must recommend!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forever A Classic Love it, and I recommend it to all people of all ages!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I love this story. It's so simple and yet so amazing. I'm glad it's maintained popularity through the years.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't like it I had to read this for school and in my opinion its boring
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic! A great read for youth and adults.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book to read Good read. Would recommend this to the younger generation.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Tom Sawyer's adventures are always a delight.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Should be read before trying Huckleberry Finn. This book sets the relationships between the major characters, although Huck emerges as the most interesting. This is a fun light read compared to its companion.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing An incredible adventure! Great to read as a boy, and again as an adult.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing adventure An incredible adventure! Great to read as a boy, and again as an adult.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Good story but not on the same level as Huck.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic for kids and adults #plumreview In my opinion, the quintessential "They don't make them like that anymore". Portraying children with all the simplicity and quixotic grandeur that I hope we all remember.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like I remembered it I first read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a kid and recall that I liked it then. Well, I like it now, too. The story moves along with lots of little incidents between the big stories of the murder and treasure. The entire episode in the cave is particularly good. It was definitely worth it to read again. The only downside is the racism; not that Mark Twain has written a racist story. The story is set during the days of slavery. Intense racism is part of Tom Sawyer's world. There are passages, although surprisingly few, that are unpleasant. If nothing else, it reminds us how far we've come down the path, and, that fortunately, Twain was on the right path away from that world.
Date published: 2011-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Illustrated This is the most beautifully illustrated version of "Tom Sawyer" that I have ever seen. "Tom Sawyer" is a great book for boys and girls aged 9 to 14. Lots of action with a hint of "puppy love" romance.
Date published: 2011-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely a Classic I can't believe I'd never read this book before. It's such good writing. The humour is wonderful. There is a reason Mark Twain is quoted so often. What's scary about the book is the racism in it. Not that Mark Twain was racist, the way people were at the time. Especially since there are people there who still think that way. Anyway, a fantastic book and everyone should read it.
Date published: 2011-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was an entertaining book. I could relate to the character of Tom because i used to be mischievous as well and got into some trouble. Tom was a very clever boy in the book because of how he tricked his friends to do the work while he watched. The book had a bit of everything. For example the book included the following: adventure, humor, romance and suspense. This book is definitely worth the read and I look forward to the sequel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".
Date published: 2011-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! I read this book for school, and so I thaught that it was going to be another boring school book. But it was NOT, it was actualy pretty good. I was able to get in to it and I enjoyed reading it.
Date published: 2011-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant I was very pleased with this book and quite frankly, a little surprised. I wasn't sure if this was the right book for me because I have never read anything like it. I struggled with some of the language at first but once I began to dig deeper into the plot, everything began to connect to create quite an enjoyable read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is up for a great adventure, you won't regret it! I loved this book so much that I've already started to read the sequal, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Date published: 2011-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Tom Sawyer is a mischievous boy being raised by his Aunt Polly in a Missuri town right on the Mississippi River. The book opens with, Tom getting in trouble at school and as punishment is supposed to spend his Saturday whitewashing her fence. But instead he's convinced his friends the job's so fun that they're trading him stuff just for the chance to slap the whitewash on. This book was very enjoyable to read because it explored the themes of growing up, imagination, superstition and religion, things most teenagers can relate to. I would definitely reccomend this book to everyone.
Date published: 2011-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great! The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is a book that everyone enjoys reading. It is a story about a young boy who lives along the Mississippi river and has many adventures. Most of the Adventures in this book have really occurred. Tom is always getting in trouble and his Aunt Polly is always worried about him. Tom and Huckleberry Fin have fun times together and experience some bad things in this book. This book is a really good read and I recommend everyone who likes a good adventure to read it. You'll LOVE it.
Date published: 2011-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun, entertaining read that will make you smile I first read this book in high school and at the time, I found it boring and didn't like reading it, but then again I was forced to read it for English class. Anyone knows being forced to do something isn't as fun as willingly doing so yourself! LOL But, years later I decided to re-read this book on a whim, and to my delight I found myself enjoying this book immensely. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer chronicles the day-to-day happenings of a young boy in Missouri and his mischievous and playful antics about town. Tom Sawyer is a rascal. He has no qualms about cutting school and romping in the forest to play pirate or tricking his peers into wanting to whitewash a fence (which I found totally hilarious!). Despite his reckless and selfish ways, he is a character that arouses feelings of sympathy and amusement. I found myself sympathizing with his woes (of course, all which came about because of Tom Sawyer himself) and smiling at his antics and beliefs (his superstitious beliefs, for instance his belief that burying a dead cat in the graveyard at midnight will cure warts!). Interestingly, I found that in reading this book I started recalling my *own* childhood and the games and activities I participated in as a little girl. This book doesn't have any great moral lesson to teach the reader, or some profound idea to enlighten us with. It's allure lies in its ability to compel the reader into looking back on one's own childhood with feelings of nostalgia and longing for the carefree and innocent days of childhood where anything is possible. This is a book of pure entertainment. Twain wrote a brief preface to the book and he stated that this was one of his reasons in writing this book: to hopefully create these kinds of memories in the reader, to have the reader wistfully think back on their childhood and remember the way they once were as children. Anyways, the book was very easy reading, the language simple to understand and not flowery in its descriptions. The characters and locale leap from the pages and come alive. You are there with Tom Sawyer and are privy to life in a small town off the Mississippi, and it's all so vividly and simply told, that when you reach the very last page and finish, you wish the story could go on and you could get more glimpses into Tom Sawyer's world. In fact, the next book is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and although it's not a sequel to this book, it does continue with some familiar characters introduced in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Date published: 2009-07-26