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
Join young Jim Hawkins on a daring and unforgettable adventure in Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless classic, Treasure Island. When Jim discovers a mysterious map leading to untold riches, he embarks on a thrilling voyage to find the legendary buried treasure of the notorious Captain Flint. Boarding the Hispaniola, Jim encounters a crew of treacherous pirates, including the enigmatic Long John Silver, whose charm and cunning hide a dangerous secret. Amidst storms, mutiny, and perilous island encounters, Jim must navigate a treacherous world where allegiances shift like the tides. As he grapples with questions of loyalty and morality, Jim's courage and resourcefulness are put to the ultimate test. With unforgettable characters, including the unforgettable parrot, Captain Flint's old companion, Stevenson weaves a riveting tale of betrayal, bravery, and the allure of hidden fortunes. Treasure Island is a timeless masterpiece that continues to captivate readers of all ages with its vivid imagery, suspenseful plot, and themes of friendship, greed, and the indomitable spirit of youth. Set sail for a world of buried secrets and high-stakes adventure in this classic tale of pirates and plunder.