The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
Reviewed by Christina S., Age 11
Deceitful wonders, wonderful lies, came from the thief.
They came from the pirate, the Indian, the boy, Tom Sawyer.
‘Thomas Sawyer’ when he’s in trouble, ‘Capt’n Tom’ when he’s a playin’.
Aunt Polly calls ‘im “mischief,” Becky calls ‘im “Sweet.”
Most of all, “Thomas Sawyer!” rings through the air, but only when he’s caught.
For he’s sly as a fox, that thief, pirate, injun, boy, Thomas Sawyer.
Twain, Mark, et al. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Oxford University Press, 2008.