Classics Illustrated Deluxe #4: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Classics Illustrated Deluxe Graphic Nove

Mark Twain, Adapted by Jean David Morvan and Frederique Voulyze; Illustrated by Severine Le Fevebrvre





144 Pages



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In their adaption and brilliant illustrations, Jean David Morvan and Frederique Voulyze bring to life Mark Twain's timeless stories of Tom Sawyer and his friends Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn. Sawyer's adventures including pirating on the Mississippi River, schoolyard fisticuffs, and his genius fence-painting scheme, haven't lost any of their appeal over a hundred years after Twain first wrote this classic novel. Almost every young boy or girl fantasizes of tagging along with Tom and Huck, sharing their incredible escapades. Through Morvan's adaptation and Voulyze's art, the reader can live the fantasy of exploring the muddy banks of the Mississippi, tagging along with Tom and his friends through experiences that never grow old.


Praise for Classics Illustrated Deluxe #4: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

"Tom Sawyer, that original American bad boy, returns in graphic-novel format. The manga-influenced, full-color illustrations bring a new level of dynamism to a text that is already quite dramatic, what with its murder, buried treasure, youthful romance, and presumed deaths. (Tom himself is thought dead twice.) This version doesn't shy away from the culture of the time; Injun Joe is still Injun Joe and Tom's bare backside still has many run-ins with Aunt Polly's slipper. In regard to the latter, there is brief, occasional nudity as a result of the skinny-dipping and spankings, but nothing gratuitous . . . The overall work is of a generally high quality . . . This volume serves as a fine introduction to the story, the author, and his time and place."—Douglas P. Davey, Halton Hills Public Library, Ontario, Canada, School Library Journal

"The fourth entry in Papercutz' Classics Illustrated Deluxe line of graphic-novel adaptations reworks Twain's classic tale of jubilant delinquency in a full-color manga style. The boy's manic irrepressibility is a neat fit for the flitting quality of the anime-inspired artwork, and the signature fence-whitewashing scene is especially well handled. While the hoary dialogue at first seems at odds with the modern manga format, it soon settles into a nice rhythm that preserves much of the Twainian flavor. The lengthy adaptation is doggedly faithful, with little missing from the twists, turns, and digressions of the original."—Ian Chipman, Booklist

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  • Mark Twain, Adapted by Jean David Morvan and Frederique Voulyze; Illustrated by Severine Le Fevebrvre

  • Jean David Morvan is a French comics writer who has scripted many graphic novels for Delcourt. He currently writes "Spirou et Fantasio," "Sir Pyle," "Merlin," and "Wake" in France where he lives and works. He has been nominated multiple times for the Youth Comics Award at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in France.

    Severine Lefebvre is a frequent collaborator of Jean David Morvan. She is deeply influenced by Japanese Manga, especially the films of Hayao Miyazaki. In addition to "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" Lefebvre has illustrated "The Wake Chronicles" graphic novels as well as provide the illustration for poetry collections in France.

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