"I suppose we all have our foibles. I like the exact word, and clarity of statement, and here and there a touch of good grammar for picturesqueness." -Mark Twain
"Ah, childhood. Boys. Long summer days, barefoot, fishing, swimming, laughter, pocket knives, dirty hands, dirty faces, sweaty brows, trouble, joy. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an unmistakable celebration of youth and in particular boyhood." -From Toby Sumpter's guide
Tom Sawyer lives a carefree life in the town of St. Petersburg on the Mississippi River, only needing to outwit his strict Aunt Polly or his petulant classmates upon occasion. But Tom and his best friend Huck get into real trouble when they witness a grave-robbery-turned-murder, and Tom's testimony makes him Injun Joe's next target. Not even a killer with a vendetta can halt Tom's efforts to win pretty Betty Thatcher's heart, though—especially once reports of buried gold and unexplored caves arise.
This Canon Classic has hilarious helpings of treasure-hunting, dangers, and hijinks. No wonder all the kids like it. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.