Mark Twain's beloved classic gets a charming easy-to-read version. Simply told and beautifully illustrated, it transports kids to the banks of the Mississippi and introduces them to Twain's irrepressible, irresistible hero. Whether clever Tom is fooling his friends into painting a fence for him or making mischief in school or at a birthday party, his antics will delight young readers.
Previously published as individual chapter books and now gathered into a single volume for the first time!
Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in November 1835. He grew up in Hannibal, MO, which would later provide the setting of his most famous novels, Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After trying his hand at gold mining—which he discovered wasn't for him—Twain moved on to journalism, where he gained fame for his writing and oratory skills. He died in April 1910 of a heart attack, and is buried in Elmira, NY.
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