Saturday, July 8, 2017
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: A Young Child's Introduction to the Classics
author: Charles Nurnberg
average rating: 5.00
read at: 2017/07/08
date added: 2017/07/08
'Read-Aloud Classics: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' by Charles Nurnberg and Joe Rhatigan with art by Glenn Harrington is a picture book version of the famous story condensed down for younger children.
Told with a series of lush and beautiful paintings, this is the story of Tom Sawyer. Here is Tom who plays hooky, and paints a fence. He has adventures with his friend Joe and Huck playing pirates on a raft and going inside a haunted shack and finding a cave with treasure.
The rough bits are suppressed. Even the parts with Becky seem to have been lopped out. What's left is a pretty gently story with nothing to frighten small children. What wins it for me are the illustrations. Full paintings fill each page, and you can see the brushstrokes flowing across the rivers and skies.
This acts as a nice introduction to a classic work by a classic author. I first read the full book when I was 8 or 9, but this is meant to provide some familiarity for younger readers, and a lovely to look at one, at that.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Moondance Press, Quarto Publishing Group, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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