Treasure Island (Paperback)
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
Treasure Island (1882) By Robert Louis Stevenson Jim Hawkins helps successfully navigate a schooner in a quest for a treasure buried by infamous pirate Captain Flint. But aboard the ship is mysterious Long John Silver, one of Flint's former mates, and Silver's true motivation on the journey challenges Jim's trust in the entire crew.
About the Author
About the Author Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist whose most famous works include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. He was a celebrity during his lifetime and is one of the most translated author in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Emilio Salgari, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, and J. M. Barrie. G. K. Chesterton, said of him: He -seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins-.