This book is an adaptation of the classic novel Treasure Island. Sneaky pirates, sailing ships, buried treasure, exotic lands, and murderous mutiny. What may well be better to win over even essentially the most reluctant boy reader? Robert Louis Stevenson serves up thrills, chills, and quite a lot of action on this timeless, and much-admired adventure novel. This easy to read adaptation is guaranteed to hook beginning readers not yet in a position to tackle the original.
Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of an entire life. Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for so long as children need to read Robert Louis Stevenson’s most famous book. With it is dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it kind of feels unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic. –Naomi Gesinger