The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Details

By Mark Twain

  • Category: Chapter Books, Books, Kids, Learning to Read, Fiction, Classics, Professional & Technical, Education
  • Type: ebook
  • Release Date: 2013-05-02
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Book Ratings: 4/5 (513 User Reviews)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Overview

In the 1840s, a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother, Sid, in the fictional Mississippi River town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. After playing hooky from school on Friday and dirtying his clothes in a fight, Tom is made to whitewash the fence as punishment all of the next day. At first, Tom is disheartened by having to forfeit his day off. However, he soon cleverly persuades his friends to trade him small treasures for the privilege of doing his work. He trades the treasures he got by tricking his friends into whitewashing the fence for tickets given out in Sunday school for memorizing Bible verses, which can be used to claim a Bible as a prize. He received enough tickets to be given the Bible. However, in response to a question to show off his knowledge, he incorrectly answers that the first disciples were David and Goliath.<br>

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