Wrestling with Tom Sawyer by L. L. Samson
(Enchanted Attic, The)

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There’s no one under the sun like Tom Sawyer!

Preparations are underway for the monthly party, “Bare Feet and a Straw Hat Never Hurt anybody, an evening with Mark Twain.” The gang agrees that Tom Sawyer should be brought into the Real World. He’d be a refreshing change after Captain Ahab and Lady D’ Winter—much easier to handle. However, upon arrival, Tom immediately picks a fight with Walter, falls in love with Ophelia, and continuously attempts to one-up Linus. When Ophelia is kidnapped, Tom is determined to save her, just like he did with Becky Thatcher. But the clock is ticking…

Praise for the series

“A Fantasy steeped in classic literature … narrator Bartholomew Inkster brings Lemony Snicket-like irony to frame the story…. References to literature throughout make this a feast for middle-grade book lovers. Kids who like quirky adventure stories with idiosyncratic characters will enjoy a simpler kind of fun.”

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“… Generously infused with animating elements of mystery, romance and comedy—plus a particularly lively and diverse supporting cast of frown-ups.”



About L. L. Samson

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L.L. Samson is the author of over thirty books, including the Christy award-winning novel Songbird. Her novel, Quaker Summer was Christianity Today's novel of 2008. She is coauthor with her husband, Will, of Justice in the Burbs.
Published August 6, 2013 by Zonderkidz. 192 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In fact, it’s the process of acquainting good ol’ Tom with the “Real World” that makes Wrestling With Tom Sawyer such a delight.

Jul 23 2013 | Read Full Review of Wrestling with Tom Sawyer (En...

Gr 5–8—In this fast-paced addition to the series, precocious, quirky 12-year-old twins Linus and Ophelia Easterday and their friend Walter embark on an adventure with the enchanted circle, a phenomenon that enables characters from well-known literary works to cross over into the Real World each y...

Jan 01 2014 | Read Full Review of Wrestling with Tom Sawyer (En...