Book, Tom Sawyer, "Blue", Graphic Novel, pre-1986

You guys have answered ridiculously difficult questions before for a friend of mine. I am asking now if you can help another friend.

The facts:

-Thin book called ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ or ‘Tom Sawyer’ or something close about, of course, the general story we all know.
-Graphic novel
-printed mid 80’s or before
-‘blue’, sorry nothing more there, he just remembers the cover had blue and some art though he couldn’t remember more.

Finding this book means a lot to him. Thanks in advance for anyone who can help.

This seems to fit, except it seems to have been published in 2010.
https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Tom-Sawyer-Campfire-Graphic/dp/9380028342

Acclaim Comics partnered with Classics Illustrated and did a highly-regarded Tom Sawyer, hand-painted by Mike Ploog. This was 10-12 years after the time frame you set, but I think your pal was conflating it with a later version anyway.

Marvel Comics did a really nice one in 1976, illustrated by the amazing ER Cruz. I think it was reprinted 20 years later by the Hooked On Phonics organization. Color was not particularly blue.

Thanks, I will look into those.