Monday, May 17, 2010

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - unabridged classic, illustrated by Robert Ingpen - Book #5 for Children's Day

I haven't managed to read Tom Sawyer, yet, but since this gorgeous new copy illustrated by Robert Ingpen is available and I adore Ingpen's illustrations, I think it's worth going ahead and mentioning it.

Sterling Publishing has a series of unabridged classics illustrated by Ingpen and they are just breathtaking. Ingpen's soft, gloriously detailed illustrations make the book inviting and the books are unabridged, so there's no skimping on the story.

You can find the book at Sterling's website (also a good excuse to peruse their catalog) and I'm sure it's available via Amazon and the other online biggies. I plan to read the book as soon as possible and, hopefully, I'll acquire some more images of the illustrations before I do. In the meantime, I can tell you I think this series is so beautifully illustrated that they're worth collecting.

This is Book #5 for Children's Day. I think I've had enough of sitting, for now, so I'll stop here. Happy Monday!

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