Jim Hawkins, the son of an innkeeper, longs for adventure. When a guest of the inn, a coarse old bully named Billy Bones, reveals a map showing the whereabouts of Captain Flint's treasure, Jim and his mother outwit both Bones and the other pirates who are after him, fleeing with the map to Squire Trelawney. The squire and his friend charter a schooner and recruit a crew, including Jim, and the adventure begins.
Robert Louis Stevenson excelled at character description, emotional conveyance, and storytelling. With Michael York performing the piece, Treasure Island remains a classic!
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