'Part of my plan has been to try pleasantly to remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in.' An unparalleled celebration of childhood, Tom Saywer has delighted adults since its first publication. Tom is reckless, lazy, maddeningly inquisitive, a poor scholar and a menace to his Aunt Polly. His many schemes for avoiding work, school and punishment are quite sublime. A classic tale of boyhood adventure.