When an old sea captain arrives at the Admiral Benbow inn, with a mysterious sea chest and fearful talk of a man with one leg, the scene is set for one of the most popular adventure stories of all time. Robert Louis Stevenson described Treasure Island as a book about a map, a treasure, and a mutiny, and a derelict ship, and a fine old Squire Trelawney, and a doctor, and a sea-cook with one leg
” It is that and much more. The characters, from young Jim Hawkins to Long John Silver, have become embedded in popular imagination, and Stevenson’s swashbuckling tale of heroes and villains remains one of the best-loved and most widely read classics of all time. Robert Ingpen, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, has set his imagination loose on this breathtaking adventure, bringing to life as never before these unforgettable characters and their thrilling escapades.
Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. 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 as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic. --Naomi Gesinger