Treasure Island

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Foreword by Eoin Colfer

Penguin Young Readers Group | March 27, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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 twenty brilliant classic stories being reissued in Puffin Classics in March 2015.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 7 × 5.13 × 1 in

Published: March 27, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141321008

ISBN - 13: 9780141321004

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

save 5%

  • In stock online

$5.99  ea

$5.99 List Price

or, Used from $5.04

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

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

– More About This Product –

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Foreword by Eoin Colfer

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 7 × 5.13 × 1 in

Published: March 27, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141321008

ISBN - 13: 9780141321004

Read from the Book

Chapter I The Old Sea Dog at the "Admiral Benbow" Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the bearings of the island, and that only because there is still treasure not yet lifted, I take up my pen in the year of grace 17-, and go back to the time when my father kept the "Admiral Benbow" inn, and the brown old seaman, with the sabre cut, first took up his lodging under our roof. I remember him as if it were yesterday, as he came plodding to the inn door, his sea-chest following behind him in a hand-barrow; a tall, strong, heavy, nut-brown man; his tarry pigtail falling over the shoulders of his soiled blue coat; his hands ragged and scarred, with black, broken nails; and the sabre cut across one cheek, a dirty, livid white. I remember him looking round the cove and whistling to himself as he did so, and then breaking out in that old sea-song that he sang so often afterwards:- "Fifteen men on the dead man''s chest- Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!" in the high, old tottering voice that seemed to have been tuned and broken at the capstan bars. Then he rapped on the door with a bit of stick like a handspike that he carried, and when my father appeared, called roughly for a glass of rum. This, when it was brought to him, he drank slowly, like a connoisseur, lingering on the taste, and still looking abo
read more read less

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 twenty brilliant classic stories being reissued in Puffin Classics in March 2015.

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied law but preferred writing and in 1881 was inspired by his stepson to write Treasure Island. Other famous adventure stories followed including Kidnapped, as well as the famous collection of poems for children, A Child''s Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on the island of Samoa.

Editorial Reviews

"Over Treasure Island I let my fire die in winter without knowing I was freezing."

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12