Treasure Island (Hardcover)
Winter 2009 Kids' List
“Take a look at this magnificent new edition of one of the best adventure stories ever written. John Lawrence's hand-colored, vinyl-cut, and wood-textured illustrations richly evoke the atmosphere and drama of the one of the best adventure stories ever written in this magnificent new edition. An unusually beautiful piece of bookmaking, and a special gift for any time of the year.”
— Carol, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC
When an old sea captain arrives at the Admiral Benbow inn, with a mysterious sea chest and fearful talk of a man with one leg, the scene is set for one of the most popular adventure stories of all time. Robert Louis Stevenson described Treasure Island as a book about a map, a treasure, and a mutiny, and a derelict ship, and a fine old Squire Trelawney, and a doctor, and a sea-cook with one leg ” It is that and much more. The characters, from young Jim Hawkins to Long John Silver, have become embedded in popular imagination, and Stevenson’s swashbuckling tale of heroes and villains remains one of the best-loved and most widely read classics of all time. Robert Ingpen, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, has set his imagination loose on this breathtaking adventure, bringing to life as never before these unforgettable characters and their thrilling escapades.
"In Treasure Island, Stevenson wrote one of the great books of all time, an enduring masterpiece. . . . No edition has ever been better illustrated than this. Ingpen’s drawings are utterly compelling." Michael Morpurgo, author,Kensuke's Kingdom