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Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson (author)

Suitable for 8 - 20 years

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Product Description

After the death of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself holding the key to a fortune. Inside Captain Flint’s sea-chest, he discovers a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But Jim isn’t the only one following the scent of gold, and soon he is doing battle with a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages! Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas: Long John Silver, and his ruthless pirate gang! The original pirate adventure, now with a wonderfully funny introduction by award-winning author Eoin Colfer.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780141321004

Publisher

Puffin Classics

Date published

March 1st, 2008

Other details
  • 160 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in 1850 in Edinburgh. He suffered from illness throughout his life and had to spend large parts of his childhood in bed. As a result, he didn’t learn to read until he was seven or eight, but he loved to tell stories to his mother and nurse. Robert loved to travel and he spent a lot of time in his twenties travelling in Europe and writing about his experiences. When he was 26, Robert met an American woman called Fanny. They married in San Francisco in1880 and returned to Britain with Fanny’s twelve-year-old son Lloyd. That same year, during a rainy holiday in Scotland, Robert and Lloyd drew a treasure map for fun and it was this that inspired Robert to write Treasure Island. When the book was published in 1883 he dedicated it to Lloyd. In 1888 the family set off for a three-year-long tour of the South Pacific which eventually ended when they bought a house in Samoa. Robert was loved by the Samoan people and continued to write until the day he died, very suddenly, aged just 44.

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    AngelofDeath
    on 9 March 2014

    A great story, but a bit old fashioned and filled with too much detail.

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    Nashdasher
    on 9 March 2013

    This is a classic book a swash buckling action adventure.

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    bouncybunny
    on 9 March 2013

    This book is a really action packed book full of excitment I really enjoyed this book

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    ninjastickman
    on 8 March 2013

    Treasure island is a classic tale of an old island that captain flint buried his treasure on. Now jim, doc.spencer and the squire are sailing their way towards that island in hope of treasure! I would recommend this book for readers aged 8-12

    4out of 5
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    catlover96
    on 4 March 2013

    Treasure Island is a book filled with adventure, excitement, and danger. It’s a book that makes you stay up late into the night to find out what happens next. It’s fantastic!