Tom Sawyer is a lazy, unburdening boy and a particularly bad student. His pranks and schemes, aimed at avoiding school, assignments and punishments, drive his Aunt Polly crazy. But Tom's real life takes place on the river, in the forests, caves and islands surrounding his home - places of adventure and mystery where he is the only ruler and the true hero. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is known for the books of the great American writer Mark Twain, and has been read with bated breath - by young and old alike - from the day it was published in 1876 until today. And how many are the adventures interwoven in this book: searching for caches and murder in a cemetery, getting lost in an endless cave and a storm of terror on a tiny island - and in addition to these - the antics of countless undisciplined and imaginative boys. All of these are told in a charming style, full of humor and captivating, and are now brought to readers of all ages in a new and fluid translation.