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Relive one of the greatest adventure stories of all time in this stunning, unabridged edition featuring bold, dynamic woodcuts by John Lawrence.

FIFTEEN MEN ON A DEAD MAN'S CHEST — YO-HO-HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUM!

A treasure map where X marks the spot, a schooner set to sail, a onelegged seaman with a parrot on his shoulder, a boy whose bravery will be tested by murder, mutiny, and betrayal — Robert Louis Stevensons well-loved tale is the ultimate swashbuckling adventure. Sweeping a path from the sleepy English coast to the raging high seas to a tropical island concealing a buried treasure, this story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage stars an unforgettable cast of characters: young Jim Hawkins, the terrifying Blind Pew, the wild man Ben Gunn, and one of literatures most dastardly villains, the charming, crafty, and utterly unscrupulous Long John Silver. Superbly illustrated by the celebrated John Lawrence, this is the definitive edition of an enduring classic.

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"Stevenson's prototypical swashbuckling story receives a traditional treatment in this unabridged, oversize version. Lawrence evokes the essence of classic adventure stories with his vinyl-cut illustrations, as thick black shapes are tempered by muted tones of blue, gold and green. The grimacing faces of pirates are appropriately blemished and begrimed, elegant vessels are seen moored under a starry sky and the island's wild intrigue is captured in subtle, grainy glimpses. As they follow Jim Hawkins to sea, readers will feel they've discovered a true relic with this edition. Ages 9 — 14." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Readers are invited to relive one of the greatest adventure stories of all time in this stunning, unabridged edition featuring bold, dynamic woodcuts by celebrated artist John Lawrence.

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), the Scottish-born, world-renowned poet and novelist, is best known for TREASURE ISLAND but wrote countless books for children and adults, including A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES and THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE.

John Lawrence is the author-illustrator of THIS LITTLE CHICK, a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Childrens Book of the Year. He also illustrated TINY'S BIG ADVENTURE Martin Waddell and SEA HORSE: THE SHYEST FISH IN THE SEA by Chris Butterworth. He lives in Cambridge, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763644451
Author:
Stevenson
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Lawrence, John
Author:
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Author:
Lawrence, John
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Buried treasure
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
fiction;adventure;pirates;classic;classics;novel;literature;19th century;children s;treasure;children;young adult;historical fiction;children s literature;british;ya;england;sea;british literature;children s fiction;english literature;juvenile;ships;class
Subject:
fiction;adventure;pirates;classic;classics;novel;literature;19th century;children s;treasure;children;young adult;historical fiction;children s literature;british;ya;england;sea;british literature;children s fiction;english literature;juvenile;ships;class
Series:
Candlewick Illustrated Classic
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
11.90x8.10x1.30 in. 3.40 lbs.
Age Level:
09-14

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Product details 272 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763644451 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Stevenson's prototypical swashbuckling story receives a traditional treatment in this unabridged, oversize version. Lawrence evokes the essence of classic adventure stories with his vinyl-cut illustrations, as thick black shapes are tempered by muted tones of blue, gold and green. The grimacing faces of pirates are appropriately blemished and begrimed, elegant vessels are seen moored under a starry sky and the island's wild intrigue is captured in subtle, grainy glimpses. As they follow Jim Hawkins to sea, readers will feel they've discovered a true relic with this edition. Ages 9 — 14." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Readers are invited to relive one of the greatest adventure stories of all time in this stunning, unabridged edition featuring bold, dynamic woodcuts by celebrated artist John Lawrence.
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