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
An old "Captain" (Billy Jones) arrives at Mr's Hawkins Inn and pays Jim to keep an eye out for sea-faring men. Some men arrive and Billy dies from a stroke shortly after the visit. Jim unlocks Billy's chest and finds a map, a journal and money. Dr Livesey deduces that the map leads to buried treasure. Squire Trelawney proposes they hire a ship and go in search of the treasure. Some time later, the squire sends for the Doctor and Jim. He introduces them to Long John Silver who is to be the ships cook. The ship's captain is not pleased with the crew, yet they set sail regardless. Just before land is sighted Jim overhears a plot amongst the crew and realises they are in fact pirates. The crew divides and the search for the treasure and the battle amongst the crew begins.