The lure of hidden treasure draws young Jim Hawkins from his secure surroundings to seek an exotic life of travel and adventure. Yet as he comes to a realization of his perilous situation, he finds he must rely on his wits and luck to survive, and that to become a man, he must answer the calls of competing loyalties. Robert Louis Stevenson's most endearing novel, Treasure Island is a gripping tale of greed, danger, and adventure on the high seas. This edition features an original foreword by Ashley Carlson, PhD, as well as illustrations by famed American artist N.C. Wyeth. Additional titles from this publisher can be found at www.finisterrabooks.com.
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