Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 23 May 1883, it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 and 1882 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North.
Stevenson s prototypical swashbuckling story receives a traditional treatment in this unabridged, oversize version. Lawrence evokes the essence of classic adventure stories with his vinyl-cut illustrations, as thick black shapes are tempered by muted tones of blue, gold and green. The grimacing faces of pirates are appropriately blemished and begrimed, elegant vessels are seen moored under a starry sky and the island s wild intrigue is captured in subtle, grainy glimpses. As they follow Jim Hawkins to sea, readers will feel they ve discovered a true relic with this edition. Ages 9 14.
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I highly recommend this book of all books to read
RECOMMEND THIS BOOK
this book is very interesting and makes you want to know what is coming next..
For a negative though, the book does get boring at some-times
BUT OVERALL, THIS IS A GREAT BOOK
My six-year-old son loved it
A classic with good reason. I recommend to all.