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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: HardPress Publishing (June 24, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1314481703
  • ISBN-13: 978-1314481709
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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"Filled with the folk humor and storytelling charm that have made Tom and Huck so popular for so many decades." --Audiobook News Service, Spring-Summer 2005 --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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This book is in Electronic Paperback Format. If you view this book on any of the computer systems below, it will look like a book. Simple to run, no program to install. Just put the CD in your CDROM drive and start reading. The simple easy to use interface is child tested at pre-school levels.

Windows 3.11, Windows/95, Windows/98, OS/2 and MacIntosh and Linux with Windows Emulation.

Includes Quiet Vision's Dynamic Index. the abilty to build a index for any set of characters or words. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer and novelist. He is mostly remembered for his classic novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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Bill
Though this book is hardly of the calibur of Huckleberry Finn, it returns to the more lighthearted line in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
litgirl
There are strong elements of steampunk in this, which is doubly wonderful because it was actually written during that very same period.
Ian T. Healy

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Daren Henry Wilkerson on June 5, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
If you really want to sink your teeth into three of Mark Twain's greatest characters, read this book. I actually prefer it over Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Twain went much deeper in defining the characters; Tom thinks he knows everything and loves to argue, Huck takes everything literally and loves to argue back, and Jim is well. . . Jim! I will say this: If anyone has ever found the portrayal of Jim offensive, it's no different here, but I'm assuming that if you're considering reading this, you must have enjoyed the other two books. So, what are you waiting for, read it!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Plume45 on April 19, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book picks up right after the hullaballo has died down from Tom and Huck's triumphal return. Tom kinda craves notoriety as he competes for the unofficial title of Hannibal's First Traveler. Then Tom, Huck and Jim are accidentally kidnapped by a mad inventor and go sailing off in a hot-air balloon. They eventually find themselves adrift over the Atlantic Ocean but when they sight land, it is not Europe! This book is told with youthful zest and slangy vocabulary by an admiring Huck in the first person, so that he can praise Tom's leadership skills and powers of argument!
The three unintentional argonauts finally realize that they are sailing over the Sahara Desert, where they have a variety of adventures, interspersed with juvenile deductions and debates. Their adventures are right out of Arabian Nights: no magic lamp or genies, but caravans, lions, mirages, warring Bedouin tribes, devastating sand storms! All interspersed with Tawin's wry humor as he slips in some snide remarks about more serious social issues (spoken through the mouths of babes). Not much of a plot, but plenty of lively dialogue as the boys try to argue using logic and indulge in youthful dreams of sudden fortune. A fun read with sly social criticism. But really, Mark Twain, Tigers--in Africa???
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ian T. Healy on March 1, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
What a treat this book was! I'm surprised that I wasn't made to read it back in junior high or high school, when I undoubtedly wouldn't have enjoyed it nearly as much. It's not nearly as in-depth a tale as Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn, but nevertheless it's an enjoyable, light read about three friends going on an amazing journey. There are strong elements of steampunk in this, which is doubly wonderful because it was actually written during that very same period. The best part of all are the stories, discussions, and arguments between Tom, Huck, and Jim over the course of their travels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By scottybody72 on March 10, 2013
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I'm glad I found out about this book! I never realized it was ever wrtitten until recently! It is shorter, but a great sequel to what happens to Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Jim after the conclusion of, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gerald Pavano on December 10, 2012
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As a Twain collector, this is a very difficult book to find. This was a complete and fully illustrated edition- excellent
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sir Furboy on September 6, 2011
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This is the Tom Sawyer book people have not heard of. With good reason!

Tom Sawyer is a wonderful story of life in the 19th Century deep south of America, with an engaging protaganist.

Huck Finn is a classic of American literature, taking the setting of Tom Sawyer, adding a raft trip and plenty of issues over slavery, justice and other such wieghty matter in an engaging story.

Tom Sawyer abroad takes those characters, sticks them in a balloon with Jim, the freed slave, sends them on an unbelievable journey across the world, and for me breaks the spell. Books create a kind of contract with the reader. Huck Finn says "believe in me - this is how it was". Tom Sawyer abroad breaks that contract.

On the other hand, if it were a standalone book with different characters it would be a good "boy's own adventure" I think.

There were some good points though. Mark Twain has a trademark humour, which still shines through in this work. Poor Huck Finn keeps complaining about the map being a liar because states are not the colour they are shown on the map, and lines of longitude cannot actually be found on the earth!

And there is more of the philosophy wrapped in an engagingly young understanding of the world in, for instance, the discussion of the Holy Land.

Whether the book is worth reading or not is hard to say. It is still a book with merit - it just messes up the Tom Sawyer canon a little, sadly
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By litgirl on October 11, 2010
Though this book is hardly of the calibur of Huckleberry Finn, it returns to the more lighthearted line in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. For the very sensitive reader, there is still a good dose of social commentary regarding slavery, just as there was in Tom Sawyer. There are references to Moses and the Exodus from Egypt while Tom, Jim, and Huck travel over the pyramids, and quite a gaping pause for thought left by the approach towards the continent from whence Jim's ancestors came. There is plenty of random and timeless Mark Twain humor expressed expertly through 3 very distinct characters, which is so much better than just a monologue. Certainly this book is not nearly as down to earth as a trip down the Mississippi River or being trapped in a cave, but the improbability of an Around the World in 80 Days concept makes the book really fly. As a reader I loved that Tom, as a kind of juvenile delinquent style of Mary Poppins, always takes me off on a complete and magical departure from reality, regardless of the gravity or non-gravity of the subject matter.
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