Treasure Island

Paperback edition released 04/11/2021

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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LoveReading Expert Review of Treasure Island

A 2013 World Book Night selection.

 

One of Dan Snow's favourite books.

 

Marcus Sedgwick, July 2010 Guest Editor, says:
"I continually list this book in my top five, because it's my belief that most people haven't actually read it, and know it only from bowdlerised abridgements, which is a shame because the real thing is powerful, dark and above all, scary."

June 2010 Guest Editor Michael Morpurgo remembers:
A terrifically exciting tale of a dead man’s map, mutinous pirates, skulduggery and buried treasure that will be thoroughly enjoyed by a child if read aloud to them from the age of 5 upwards.  It’s such a gripping adventure that children are sure to pick it up again to read alone when they’re a little older.  It’s the story of Jim Hawkins who discovers a map in an old sea chest but little does he know of the danger and excitement which lie ahead when sets sail for Treasure Island in search of treasure.

What Michael Morpurgo says of his favourite children's book:
'This was the first proper book I read for myself.  Jim Hawkins was the first character in a book I identified with totally. I was Jim Hawkins. I lived Treasure Island as I read it.  And I loved it.  Still do. I wish I'd written it.'

Treasure Island in a nutshell:
Black spot moment.  Sea dog dies.  Jim finds map.  Ship sets sail.  Pirates on board.  Island is found.  Madman in cave.  Two rival camps.  Battle for map.  Dig up chest.  Treasure is gone.  Gunn has gold.  Head back home.  Silver runs off. Jim writes book.

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Treasure Island Synopsis

If you like action and adventure, pirates and mystery, Treasure Island is definitely the story for you! Not only does this edition include the original text of this classic tale, the comprehensive questions will engage all readers. Join the brave Jim Hawkins as he finds treasure maps, sails a schooner and meets a one legged man of the sea...

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781382034043
Publication date: 4th November 2021
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction
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