Sparkling with mischief, jumping with youthful adventurousness, Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer is one of the most splendid re-creations of childhood in all of literature. It is a lighthearted romp, full of humor and warmth. It shares with its sequel, the masterpiece Huckleberry Finn, not only a set of unforgettable characters - Tom, Huck, Aunt Polly, and others-but a profound understanding of humankind as well. Through such hilarious scenes as the famous fence-whitewashing incident, Twain gives us a portrait-perceptive yet tender-of a humanity rendered foolish by its own aspirations and obsessions. An enduring classic that famously appeals to young and old alike, Tom Sawyer is the work of a master storyteller performing in his shirtsleeves, using his best talents to everyone's delight.