Google epitomises Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer in today’s Doodle

30 Nov 2011

Front piece of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer', published in 1876

We all remember the cheeky Tom Sawyer from our childhoods. Well, Google has created a colourful vista of the Mark Twain character, who had many adventures along the Mississippi River while growing up, for today’s Google Doodle on Google’s homepage.

Twain himself was an American author who was born on this day in 1835 under the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

He grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, and took on the pen name of Mark Twain.

His novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, published in 1876, delves into the life of a young boy (Tom) growing up along the Mississippi River who gets into all sorts of mischief along the way as he battles his wits against his Aunt Polly who he lives with, along with his half-brother, Sid!

Twain’s novel Huckleberry Finn, published in 1885, is sometimes termed the “Great American novel”.

Google Doodle Mark Twain character Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain was born on 30 November 1835


Today’s Google Doodle, depicting Mark Twain’s cheeky character, Tom Sawyer

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic