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
It seems to me fair to say that Treasure Island is the only great modern classic written especially for younger readers. I find that girls enjoy Treasure Island just as well as boys. The book stands alone in its wonderfully vivid and dramatic story-telling, which is characterized throughout by an entirely sane and wholesome tone and purpose. In the most subtle manner each character is developed by masterly touches as the story goes on until the living personage is complete.