Treasure Island (Hardcover)
Candlewick, 9780763644451, 272pp.
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print (8/18/2008)
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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. Superbly illustrated by the celebrated John Lawrence, this is the definitive edition of an enduring classic.
About the Author
John Lawrence is the author-illustrator of This Little Chick, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. He also illustrated Tiny’s Big Adventure by Martin Waddell and Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea by Chris Butterworth. He lives in Cambridge, England.