by Robert Louis Stevenson , Introduction by Eoin Colfer
Category: Children & Teen Fiction / General
Publication date: 6 November 2008
Number of pages: 336
Interest Age: from 9 to 11
Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas...With a wonderfully funny introduction by award-winning author Eoin Colfer, "Treasure Island" is one of the twelve brilliant classic stories being relaunched in "Puffin Classics" in March 2008.
What the papers say:
Fifteen men on the dead man's chest. Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest, Yo-ho-ho ands a bottle of rum!
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied law but preferred writing and in 1881 was inspired by his stepson to write Treasure Island. Other famous adventure stories followed including Kidnapped, as well as the famous collection of poems for children, A Child's Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on the island of Samoa.
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