Treasure Island (Paperback)
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
Jim Hawkins is a young boy who helps his parents run their seaside inn. When their lodger Billy Bones dies, Jim gains possession of a map that indicates the location of a hoard of gold hidden by pirates in a Caribbean island. Jim seeks the advice of Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawney, and together they decide to set out on a treasure hunt. The adventure starts with their journey in the schooner Hispaniola. The majority of the crew is a group of bloodthirsty pirates, led by the wily Long John Silver, preparing a mutiny. Silver also assumes the role of a father figure for Jim. The novel is filled with buried treasure and treasure maps, pirates and mutinies, gunfights and sword fights, narrow escapes, and a young hero who manages to save the day.