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Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

By Mark Twain
Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

A newly illustrated edition of this classic tale by one of Australia s greatest children s book illustrators.

On the banks of the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night they witness a murder. The boys swear never to reveal the secret and run away to be pirates and search for hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with the murderer, can he escape unharmed?

  • Brand new edition by renowned children s book illustrator Robert Ingpen who brings Mark Twain s unforgettable characters to life as never before.
  • April 2010 is the centenary of the death of Mark Twain
  • In the same vein as Treasure Island, The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, Peter Pan & Wend, A Christmas Carol and Alice s Adventures in Wonderland.

About the author

Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910), an American author and humorist. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. Twain enjoyed immense public popularity. His keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".

About the illustrator

Robert Ingpen was born in Geelong, Australia. He began studying illustration art and book design over fifty years ago at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has designed, written and illustrated more than one hundred works of fiction and non-fiction. In 1986, Ingpen received the highest honour in the children s book world, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, for his contribution to international children's literature. He has also recently been awarded an honorary doctorate from RMIT and granted Membership of the Order of Australia for services to literature. He and his wife Angela live and work in Anglesea near their home town of Geelong. In recent times, he has illustrated editions of classic works such as The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol, Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and the centenary editions of Peter Pan and Wendy and The Wind in the Willows.

ISBN: 9781921529573
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NS-HB
Release Date: April 1, 2010
Dimensions: 207 x 244mm, 241pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $39.95
New Zealand RRP: $47.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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