TLR Assistant Editor Elizabeth Jaeger writes on Tom Sawyer for The Literary Explorer

TLR Assistant Editor Elizabeth Jaeger writes on Tom Sawyer for The Literary Explorer

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The Literary Review’s Assistant Editor Elizabeth Jaeger writes on “Reading Tom Sawyer: A Shared Experience” for The Literary Explorer: an ongoing series by Thomas E. Kennedy and Walter Cummins, FDU MFA faculty.

Mama reading Tom SawyerJaeger writes:

After the tour, we stopped in the gift shop so that my son could claim his prize, a lollipop for finding all the designated items in the house. While browsing, he stopped to look at the refrigerator magnets. His eyes caught sight of Tom Sawyer whitewashing a fence and his fingers snatched the magnet. Turning to me he exclaimed, “I need this. This was in the book. The book we read. I have to have it because it will remind me of you, because you read me this book.”

How could I say no? We planned the trip to appease me, but his enthusiasm far exceeded mine. And I was happy to have had someone with whom I could share the experience.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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16 Sep 2015 no comments