Reviewed by Shivank S. (age 8)
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER is part of a series of books called the Dalmatian Children's Classics. I've read two other books in this series that were scary in parts like this one. They were DR. JEKYLL and MR. HYDE and the other book was WHITE FANG. I like to read scary books because I know that if they get too scary I can stop reading them and do something else for a while. Then later when my scared feelings go away, I can go back and read more of the books. My favorite scary part in THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER was when Tom met Injun Joe in the cave. I imagined what it would be like in a dark cave and so that part was VERY scary for me.
The illustrations in this book are different from most second grade books. They are not on every page and they are black ink drawings instead of being in color. One neat thing about the beginning of each chapter is that there is a small ink drawing under the title of every chapter.
I would recommend this book to first and second graders who are pretty good readers. If you like to use your imagination and go on adventures you would probably like this book. If you like scary stories, this might be the book for you.