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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Hardback) - Mark Twain, Scott McKowen
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Hardback)
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Who could forget the pranks, the adventures, the sheer fun of Tom Sawyer? It’s something every child should experience and every child will love. From Tom’s sly trickery with the whitewashed fence—when he cleverly manipulates everyone so they happily do his work for him—to his and Becky... show more
Who could forget the pranks, the adventures, the sheer fun of Tom Sawyer? It’s something every child should experience and every child will love. From Tom’s sly trickery with the whitewashed fence—when he cleverly manipulates everyone so they happily do his work for him—to his and Becky Thatcher’s calamities in Bat Cave, the enjoyment just never ends. The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations.Scott created these drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is rolled over the surface, and lines are drawn by hand with a sharp knife by scraping through the ink layer to expose the white surface underneath. The finished drawings are then scanned and the color is added digitally.
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Format: unabridged, Hardback
ISBN: 9781402714603 (1402714602)
Publisher: Sterling
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 Review: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
I've returned to the river.A year ago I spent a weekend on the Missouri River attending a Writers Workshop. In typical Chris Blocker fashion, I thought it prudent to read something riverish. I selected Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi (my review). Thus a new association was born and once I decid...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Twain)
This is another one of those classics where some of the plot points and characters are so familiar that you have to read well into the book before you're sure whether you've read it before. In this case, I was well past the entrepreneurial fence-painting and into Tom's nocturnal adventures with Huck...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
3.0 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
It took me long enough to read this, but very little surprised me. So much gets lost in the short-shelf-life of children's pop culture, but somehow Tom Sawyer remains a constant. Twain writes with thick nostalgia of a simpler time and of childhood. Of course, Tom Sawyer is a pale candle compared to ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (World's Classics)
I only gave this book 3.5 stars, but rounded it up to 4 stars on Goodreads. Well I definitely liked this one better than I did The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.This first book showcases Tom Sawyer. We find Tom living with his Aunt Polly and his brother Sid and cousin Mary. Twain throughout the boo...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
5.0 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
“A modern day warriorMean, mean strideToday's Tom SawyerMean, mean pride” - “Tom Sawyer” by RushClassic prog-rock man!I’ve always wondered what Rush’s (probably) most popular song has to do with Mark Twain’s young protagonist. Something to do with being a free-spirited rebel I think, though I...
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