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Cozy Classics: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

(Classic Literature for Children, Kids Story Books, Mark Twain Books)

by (author) Jack Wang & Holman Wang

Chronicle Books
Initial publish date
May 2017
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    May 2017
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p


Cuddle up with a classic! In twelve needle-felted scenes and twelve child-friendly words, each book in this ingenious series captures the essence of a literary masterpiece. Simple words, sturdy pages, and a beloved story make these books the perfect vehicle for early learning with an erudite twist. Budding bookworms will delight in this clever retelling of the classics made just for them!

In Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, young Tom has a first kiss, makes camp in the woods, and discovers the secrets of a mysterious cave. It's a first words primer for your literary little one!

The Cozy Classics series is the brainchild of two brothers, both dads, who were thinking of ways to teach words to their very young children. They hit upon the classics as the basis for their infant primers, and the rest, as they say, is history. From Moby Dick to Pride and Prejudice, here are The Great Books of Western Literature for toddlers and their parents in board book form—a little bit serious, a little bit ironic, entirely funny and clever, and always a welcome gift.

About the authors

JACK WANG received a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, an M.F.A. from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Florida State University. In 2014–15, he held the David T. K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Stories in his debut collection, We Two Alone, have been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and longlisted for the Journey Prize, and have appeared in PRISM International, the Malahat Review, the New Quarterly, the Humber Literary Review, and Joyland. Originally from Vancouver, Jack Wang is an associate professor in the Department of Writing at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, where he lives with his wife, novelist Angelina Mirabella, and their two daughters.


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Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Cozy Classics series:

'Quite simply, delightful.' —The Paris Review

'So adorable it makes our hearts hurt.' —

'Enchanting . . . a service to literate families everywhere.' —The Wall Street Journal

'Real tenderness and occasional profundity.' —The Telegraph (UK)

'Boy, are they cute.' —The Huffington Post

'A magnificent and breathtaking retelling.' —BuzzFeed

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