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Puffin Classics Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Foreword by Eoin Colfer

Penguin UK Juvenile | April 28, 2015 | Trade Paperback

Puffin Classics Treasure Island is rated 4.1429 out of 5 by 7.

Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas ...

With a wonderfully funny introduction by award-winning author Eoin Colfer, Treasure Island is one of the twelve brilliant classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics to celebrate Puffin's dedication to publishing the most innovative and imaginative children's literature for generations.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 7 × 5.1 × 1 in

Published: April 28, 2015

Publisher: Penguin UK Juvenile

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141321008

ISBN - 13: 9780141321004

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is an 1883 fictional adventurous and classic pirate story. The book follows Jim Hawkins, a young man, who has found a treasure map and with the help of friends hires a crew to find the treasure, but the crew has their own plan. The two main characters of the book, Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver were two of the most intriguing characters. Treasure Island is classic book and I honestly recommend anyone to read this book, regardless of their age.
Date published: 2012-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great lesson On the outset, the book seems as if it is about pirates and treasures, don't get me wrong, it is really about that. Though, there is more to it. Robert Louis Stevenson brings his own experience into the story, his relationship with his father and his sea adventures. Jim, the main character, who starts off as a young boy becomes a self-sufficient man by the end. Every character plays a significant role in the story and in Jim's life though he only happens to give credit to one of them. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure and coming of age stories.
Date published: 2012-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great! Treasure Island is an absolutely great read. Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson. The novel is divided into 6 parts and 34 chapters: Jim Hawkins is the narrator of all except for chapters 16-18 which are narrated by Doctor Livesey. Treasure Island explores themes such as; The search for heroic role models, The futility of desire, and The lack of adventure in the modern age. I would reccomend this book for anyone who is into adventure books.
Date published: 2012-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mediocre Treasure Island features the story of Jim, a boy who eventually finds himself in the company of a crew in a race to find hidden treasure against pirates led by Long John Silver. This is your generic "pirates and treasure" novel. I felt that the book took way too long to get to the point where it became at least somewhat interesting. The book had highs and lows but overall it did not capture my interest. If you are into the genre of pirates and treasure with mystery and adventure, this book might be worth a read.
Date published: 2012-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was o.k. Jim lives with his parents, who run a bed and breakfast. When a mysterious man arrives to stay and dies while there, strange people come looking for him. Jim and his mom find a treasure map amongst his possessions. Jim takes it to the doctor and they round up some people to go looking for the treasure, include Long John Silver. But, looking for treasure with pirates can be dangerous... It was o.k. There were some times I found the story more interesting than others, but I have to admit that I had a hard time focusing on the story for some reason. I got distracted easily, so I know I missed some things. Funny thing - I thought it would pick up towards the end, but I think I actually found the beginning more interesting, or at least, that was when I was able to focus better.
Date published: 2011-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yo-ho-ho! And a bottle of rum! Read this one online on Project Gutenberg. One of my favourite novels. An adventure through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, the author pulls the reader in to this classic pirate adventure. If you want to read the original pirate story that started it all then read this. I recommend this to teens and adults alike. The adventure will keep you hooked!
Date published: 2009-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic – with every reason to be. The story revolves around two main characters: Jim, who joins some locals in commissioning a ship to find buried treasure using a map left at his mother's inn, and Long John Silver, an old sea dog hired as cook on the expedition. It soon becomes evident that Silver was part of the band of pirates that hid the treasure, and he has enlisted some allies to mutiny at an opportune time. The novel describes the efforts of these two parties – Jim and his friends, and Silver and his mates – to gain the upper hand and find the treasure. The island itself poses interesting dilemmas for both parties as the characters contend with the climate, strange clues and a surprise inhabitant. Not only is this book a page-turning wonder, it also provides an insight to characters' motivations and is enriched by, for example, Jim's observations of the drunkenness of certain individuals, the hypocricies of others, and his running commentary which highlights the boy's growth through the course of the story. Long John Silver himself is a worthy subject of any character study; he seems cutthroat one instant and charming another. Is he simply trying to stay on everyone's good side to avoid the gallows or to avoid being killed by his peers? Perhaps he genuinely enjoys his conversations with Jim. Is he to be trusted at the end? I'm sure every reader will have a unique opinion concerning the motivations of this colourful pirate and his squawking parrot, Captain Flint. I'll state it simply: (re)read this book.
Date published: 2006-06-05

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Puffin Classics Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Foreword by Eoin Colfer

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 7 × 5.1 × 1 in

Published: April 28, 2015

Publisher: Penguin UK Juvenile

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141321008

ISBN - 13: 9780141321004

From the Publisher

Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas ...

With a wonderfully funny introduction by award-winning author Eoin Colfer, Treasure Island is one of the twelve brilliant classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics to celebrate Puffin's dedication to publishing the most innovative and imaginative children's literature for generations.

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. The son of a prosperous civil engineer, he was expected to follow the family profession, but was allowed to study law at Edinburgh University. Stevenson reacted strongly against the Presbyterian respectability of the city's professional classes and this led to painful clashes with his parents. In his early twenties he became afflicted with a severe respiratory illness from which he was to suffer for the rest of his life; it was at this time that he determined to become a professional writer. The effects of the often harsh Scottish climate on his poor health forced him to spend long periods abroad. After a great deal of travelling he eventually settled in Samoa, where he died on 3 December 1894. Stevenson's Calvinistic up bringing gave him a preoccupation with pre-destination and a fascination with the presence of evil. In Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde he explores the darker side of the human psyche, and the character of the Master in The Master of Ballantrae (1889) was intended to be 'all I know of the Devil'. Stevenson is well known for his novels of historical adventure, including Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886) and Catriona (1893). As Walter Allen comments in The English Novel, 'His rediscovery of the art of narrative, of conscious and cunning calculation in telling a story so that the maximum effect of clarity and suspense is achieved, meant the birth of the novel of action as we know it.' But these works also reveal
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Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12