Treasure Island Pupil's Book by Robert Louis Stevenson


Treasure Island Pupil's Book by Robert Louis Stevenson

The books in this series provide lower ability pupils and pupils with special educational needs access to the true texts of classic novels, combining abridged text from the original stories with storyboard layouts and illustrations. Each page is annotated for easy access and think boxes encourage pupils to discuss and address key points as they read. This text is the pupil's book for Treasure Island and contains just the novel, so that students will be able to get a feel for the whole text, and teachers will be able to use the books as they wish without being limited by prescribed activities.

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by his faithful nurse, Alison Cunningham, known as Cummy in the family circle. She told him morbid stories about the Covenanters (the Scots Presbyterian martyrs), read aloud to him Victorian penny-serial novels, Bible stories, and the Psalms, and drilled the catechism into him, all with his parents' approval. Thomas Stevenson was quite a storyteller himself, and his wife doted on their only child, sitting in admiration while her precocious son expounded on religious dogma. Stevenson inevitably reacted to the morbidity of his religious education and to the stiffness of his family's middle-class values, but that rebellion would come only after he entered Edinburgh University.

The juvenilia that survives from his childhood shows an observer who was already sensitive to religious issues and Scottish history. Not surprisingly, the boy who listened to Cummy's religious tales first tried his hand at retelling Bible stories: "A History of Moses" was followed by "The Book of Joseph." When Stevenson was sixteen his family published a pamphlet he had written entitled The Pentland Rising, a recounting of the murder of Nonconformist Scots Presbyterians who rebelled against their royalist persecutors.

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64 pages


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Publication date

31st August 2001



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