The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, is a popular novel about a young boy growing up in a village on the banks of the Mississippi River. Tom Sawyer, a mischievous orphan taken in by his aunt Polly, goes through a series of adventures involving his friends, Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn. Tom is an escape master and a small crook in a long list of adventures, as a symbol of celebration of childhood. In the modern days, adults and young readers alike continue to enjoy this delightful classic of the promise and dreams of youth from one of America's most beloved authors. Twain writes this clever, funny and humorous tale, as a classic of world literature.