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Treasure Island

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Pirates! One of the greatest adventures ever told, this classic made readily accessible in a fresh-feeling edition is a must read for all lovers of a great yarn. The young narrator re-tells the story of a thrilling search for treasure aboard the Hispaniola. The voyage would be exciting enough but what makes it all the more dangerous and deadly is the presence of the legendary pirate Long John Silver. There’ll be shivers down the spine for all as they follow this rollercoaster of life, death and above all gold!

This edition is part of the Vintage Children's Classics series which is aimed at and shaped by 8-12 year olds, and the adults in their lives.  It is a broad, affordable selection of books that will inspire a life-long love of reading; these stories that have secured a place in the hearts of thousands.  They are all unabridged.  To view all the Vintage Children's Classics titles click here.  They are books to be given as gifts, and passed down the generations. 

In addition, story hungry children often don't want the adventure to end, so why not take a look at the fully interactive website - World of Stories - which contains lots of extra material - the backstory: with quizzes, activities and fascinating facts about the books and their authors.

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Treasure Island Synopsis

Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! When young Jim Hawkins discovers a map showing the way to Captain Flint's treasure, he and Squire Trelawney set sail on the Hispaniola to search for the gold. Little do they know that among their crew is the dastardly pirate Long John Silver. Silver has a devious plan to keep the gold all to himself. Can brave Jim outwit the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas? Will he escape from Treasure Island alive?

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ISBN: 9781409564973
Publication date: 01/08/2014
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780099573036
Publication date: 02/08/2012
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Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780192737458
Publication date: 02/08/2007
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Format: Hardback

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Publication date: 18/07/2005
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Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099573036
Publication date: 2nd August 2012
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

About 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 ...

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