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.
The perfect gift for a swashbuckling young pirate. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! 'No edition has ever been better illustrated than this. Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo When an old sea captain arrives at the Admiral Benbow inn with a mysterious sea chest and fearful talk of a man with one leg, the scene is set for one of the most popular adventure stories of all time. Young Jim Hawkins finds a treasure map among the captain's belongings and, accompanied by his friends Doctor Livesey and Squire Trelawney, they set off in search of Captain Flint's buried treasure. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories.
|Publication date:||10th December 2021|
|Author:||Robert Louis Stevenson|
|Publisher:||Welbeck Editions an imprint of Welbeck Publishing Group|
|Primary Genre||Children's & YA Fiction|
Robert Louis Stevenson was born in 1850. He studied engineering and then law before going against his family's wishes and deciding to forge a career as a writer. Despite suffering from ill health throughout his life, Stevenson was a prolific traveller and published accounts of his journeys. Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong, Australia. He studied illustration art and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children's literature and has been honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia. A world-renowned artist and author, he ...More About Robert Louis Stevenson