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Friday 11 March 2011

Review: Treasure Island (illustrated)

"Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest—yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

A treasure map where X marks the spot, a schooner set to sail, a one-legged seaman with a parrot on his shoulder, a boy whose bravery will be tested by murder, mutiny, and betrayal – Robert Louis Stevenson’s well-loved tale is the ultimate swashbuckling adventure.

Sweeping a path from the sleepy English coast, to the raging high seas, to a tropical island concealing a buried treasure, this story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage stars an unforgettable cast of characters: young Jim Hawkins, the terrifying Blind Pew, the wild man Ben Gunn, and one of literature’s most dastardly villains, the charming, crafty, and utterly unscrupulous Long John Silver." (from Walker Books' blurb)

This classic has never looked so good. Complete with new illustrations that complement Stevenson's storytelling genius perfectly, the legendary tale takes on a new life. The mystery and intrigue, coming-of-age, and most importantly - adventure! are all brought to us once again.

A tale that will never grow old.

Title: Treasure Island: illustrated classics
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrator: John Lawrence
Publisher: Walker Books, $24.95
Publication Date: November 2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781406325911
For ages: 12+
Type: Young Adult