Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer is the orphaned rascal who loves adventure and hates rules. Superstitious and devious, Tom gets into plenty of trouble on his own, but throw in a real-life murder, buried treasure, and getting lost in a cave during a Sunday school picnic and you've got real adventure. Two paperback editions are available. The Scholastic edition provides an introduction by Jean Craighead George and boasts 319 pages. The unabridged Puffin Classics Juvenile edition has an introduction by Richard Peck, occasional b & w illustrations, a glossary, and historical background material. 320 pgs, pb.