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
"Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum " The discovery of a treasure map plots 'Jim' upon a course that will take him into the midst of blood thirsty, treasure seeking pirates led by the infamous 'Long John Silver'. Treasure Island examines the inner mechanisms of the minds of both wild and subtle men, the similarities between human nature and the differences in individuality.First published in 1883, 'Treasure Island' has had a profound cultural influence on western literature and entertainment. Over fifty different film and television adaptations have been made.
About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. He wrote a number of short stories, as well as his more famous works, 'Treasure Island', and 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'. He died in 1894 in Samoa.