Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Iandgt;Treasure Island:andlt;/Iandgt; Since its publication in 1883, generations have enjoyed this captivating tale of young Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver, the pirate rogue. This adventure of all adventures embodies the search for romance and excitement for which every heart yearns.
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate adventure that has thrilled readers for over a hundred years.
Masterfully crafted, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the fiery tropic seas--an unforgettable tale of treachery that embroils a host of legendary swashbucklers, from honest young Jim Hawkins, to sinister, two-timing Israel Hands, to evil incarnate, blind Pew. But above all, Treasure Island is a complex study of good and evil, as embodied by that hero-villain Long John Silver, the merrily unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold cannot help but win the heart of every soul who ever longed for romance, treasure, and adventure.
About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson
(1850-1894) was a novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist. In 1883, while bedridden with tuberculosis, he wrote what would become one of the best known and most beloved collections of children's poetry in the English language, A Child's Garden of Verses. Block City
is taken from that collection. Stevenson is also the author of such classics as Treasure Island, Kidnapped,
and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Avi
is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead
. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at Avi-Writer.com.