Synopsis

Read this 19th-century childhood adventure story that confronts the reality of racism in America.

'There comes a time in every boy's life when when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure'

Impish, daring young Tom Sawyer is a hero to his friends and a torment to his relations. For wherever there is mischief or adventure, Tom is at the heart of it. During one hot summer, Tom witnesses a murder, runs away to be a pirate, attends his own funeral, rescues an innocent man from the gallows, searches for treasure in a haunted house, foils a devilish plot and discovers a box of gold. But can he escape his nemesis, the villainous Injun Joe?

BACKSTORY: Find out some fascinating facts about the author and have a go at a game of marbles!

Book information

ISBN: 9780099573685
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.4
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 244g
Height: 191mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 24mm