Reviews for Adventures of Tom Sawyer : The Mark Twain Classic


School Library Journal Reviews 2004 March
Gr 2-4-Tom Sawyer's most precocious escapades are highlighted in this enjoyable performance by veteran storyteller Jim Weiss. He delightfully breathes life into Tom, his best friend Huck Finn, his beloved Aunt Polly, Becky Thatcher, and the villainous Injun Joe. Told in a slow, easy manner, Weiss evokes the feeling of a place and time where young boys could run free and have adventures. This abridged version aptly captures the essence of the classic, including such episodes as whitewashing the fence, the school teacher's anatomy book, running away to become pirates, the boys attending their own funeral, witnessing the crimes of Injun Joe, and the field trip to the cave. Beginning with a brief introduction to Mark Twain and ending with the allusion to what happens to Huck Finn being "another story," this production would be an excellent introduction for young people to the works of Mark Twain.-Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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