Two runaways, the white boy Huck and the black man Jim, join forces. Huck has fled an abusive father. Jim has fled slavery. In their quest for freedom, Huck and Jim travel down the Mississippi River, encountering many dangers. Will they escape oppression and abuse? Or will the powerful forces against them prove stronger than their brave defiance? - Back cover.
To help students experience the joys and benefits of reading, Townsend Press presents the Townsend Library - a collection of high-interest classics. Each Townsend Library book has been carefully edited to maintain the original story while updating language and style for today's readers. - Publisher.