Treasure Island (Oxford Children's Classics) (Paperback)

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780192737458, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2014

List Price: 9.95*
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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
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Description

Set sail on a swashbuckling adventure. Join Jim Hawkins as he sails the high seas aboard the Hispaniola in search of lost treasure. One of the most popular tales of adventure, Treasure Island tells the story of a perilous sea journey that features one of the most well-known pirates across books and film, Long John Silver, as he goes on a quest for buried treasure.
About the Series: Oxford Children's Classics presents original and unabridged stories that both children and parents love in beautifully designed editions. Included with each story are bonus materials, including reviews and reading recommendations, fun author profiles, quizzes, and more Embark on a whole new world of adventure with the classics.


About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in 1850 in Edinburgh. In 1867 he entered Edinburgh University to study engineering but subsequently switched to law. Stevenson liked to travel and wrote many essays and short stories for magazines about these travels. Treasure Island was published in 1883 and was followed by Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1886. In the late 1880s Stevenson moved with his family to Samoa and died there in 1894.