Manga Classics by Stacy King

Manga Classics

The rascal Tom Sawyer can't stay out of trouble for a single minute! In this tale full of childhood mischief, adventure, and trouble, Tom turns the Mississippi town of St. Petersburg on its ear nearly every day - but there's a darker side to this town as well. When his childish adventures take a deadly turn, Tom and his outcast friend, Huckleberry Finn, must find a way to rise to the challenge, or else...!Manga Classics presents the charming and ...

Details Manga Classics

TitleManga Classics
Release DateMay 3rd, 2018
PublisherUdon Entertainment
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Graphic Novels, Classics, Comics

Reviews Manga Classics

  • Jenny Clark
    This was a pretty good adaptation, with cute character designs and the story was well adapted as well, though the fact that Jim was a boy around Tom and Huck's age bugged me, as he was not, he was an adult in the original. Other than that, some things were cut a bit short, but overall it was a quick cute read and a good way to get a reluctant reader to maybe pick up the actual novel as well as a nice revisit for someone who had already read it.I ...
  • Derek Royal
    The text is more or less faithful to the original, although I don't necessarily feel fidelity is a key to an effective adaptation. The art is fine, although problematic in places. At times there are "lapses" in the adapted storyline to where a knowledge of the original would be necessary, and this text could have benefited in a few places by more editing. But it's a fascinating manga rendering of a Twain classic.
  • Grace Bittle
    I absolutely LOVED this book!!!When a great classic is put into manga format.... it's hard to go wrong!
  • Melissa
    Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are a pair of mischievous boys, determined to find an adventure even if they have to make it up as they go along. Chan and Chan's adaptation wonderfully depicts the boys' lively, carefree movements and attitudes with a combination of Twain's original text and dialog and new illustrations. As with most manga, presented characters are incredibly expressive and help carry the emotions and motives of the story without ...
  • Teresa
    I read Tom Sawyer when I was in 8th grade and don’t remember it all that well. I remember the movie more (I have it but haven’t watched it in years), and I remember being extremely frightened of Injun Joe! This Manga Classics edition keeps that fear from the villain in a way that holds true to the original writing of the novel at well as using gorgeous art to show some of the frightening thing that Tom and Huck witness. Tom is just a boy who ...
  • Soobie's scared
    I liked it a bit better than Huck Finn... And it was also less difficult to read it, from a linguistic point of view. I guess I should read the Cliff's Notes for both book, though. I fear I missed tons of references to the context and I think my understanding of the whole book is not complete.Anyway, it seems to me that this book is a bit more lively than Huck's. Tom does a lot of things to keep the reader interested. There's a trip to the island...
  • Elizabeth
    A cute little adaptation of Mark Twain's immortalized mischievous character, Tom Sawyer. Though I love the "manga classics" series as a whole, I must admit, this one didn't draw me as quickly as the others, despite loving the original novel as well as the rest. Still, once the pace starts to pick up, the story that I love so much grew on me in manga form. The best part about these "manga classics" is that they're a great way to get people interes...
  • L.A.
    I've mentioned before how awfully fond I am of this series, and why, so to summarize:1. Great for reluctant readers.2. Great way to make the classics fun.3. Great for kids who have reading disabilities or verbal processing issues.4. Lovely art.There you go. If you don't have this series at your library, really think about adding it. School libraries would also benefit here.
  • Alicia
    A nice adaption to the classic to bring a bit of history back from the dead. The text stays consistent and the art allows readers to understand the history when the words might still be a little difficult though it's no mystery the issues that Tom (and then Huckleberry Finn) are also facing. This re-telling is worth having on the shelves and will continue with the second one.
  • Yami
    I think it might be a little cheat that I put this in the challenge , but hey it is tooo cute not to include it, the art is warm and done with heart and care, the adaptation is just perfect, loved every page.
  • Ashton
    I LOVED it! It’s been years since I read the original book, and this reminded me just how much I love this story. It was vibrant, energetic, and a wonderful and faithful reimagining.
  • Chris
    That's cute