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Michael Foreman’s stunning illustrations brilliantly capture the fast-paced action and drama of Stevenson’s classic, of high seas adventure, mysterious maps, peg-legged pirates and fabulous buried treasure that has sparked children’s imaginations for generations. How difficult it must have been for Foreman to select the parts of the story to illustrate !
There’s even an absolutely brilliant Foreword to the book by Michael Morpurgo that imagines a meeting between Michael Foreman and the great Robert Louis Stevenson to discuss the illustrations you see within the covers! An added bit of brilliance to an already brilliant edition of a timeless classic.
The classic story of high-seas adventure is brought stunningly to life by hugely popular illustrator Michael Foreman. This is the book that brought pirates into the popular imagination with its villain/hero, the peg-legged captain Long John Silver. Fabulous jewel-filled chests, treasure maps marked with X's, pirates with parrots and eye-patches - it is all here!
From Michael Morpurgo: "This was the first real book I read for myself. I lived this book as I read it."
|Publication date:||21st September 2009|
|Author:||Robert Louis Stevenson, Michael Morpurgo|
|Publisher:||Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Anova Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Classic Fiction|
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 ...More About Robert Louis Stevenson, Michael Morpurgo
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