Treasure Island

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A young boy, Jim Hawkins, lives quietly by the sea with his mother and father until Billy Bones comes to live with them. From that day on, everything is different and Jim soon meets Long John Silver and travels with him in search of Treasure Island. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level ...

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Martin R

Jun 27, 2014

Childhood Revisited

It has been MANY years since I first read this story. I found myself reading this straight thru and enjoying the illustrations.

John Z

Jan 31, 2013

Everyman / Peake edition great for adults

This was my first look at a Treasure Island illustrated by Mervyn Peake (Everyman's Children's Classics), and though I gave this as a gift I would purchase another for myself. High quality edition in every respect, with evocative illustrations. For reading to a child, a larger print / larger size edition might be better, and a child might prefer the N.C. Wyeth iillustrations, which are also masterful.

Rosie1954

Jul 11, 2007

A True Classic

Young lad, Jim Hawkins, narrates this tale of high seas adventure, talk of mutiny, buried treasure and pirates. A great timeless classic. And that fearsome pirate, Long John Silver, as sinister and troublesome as ever.

I introduced my sons to Stevenson when they were merely boys. A Child's Garden of verses, Dr. Jekel and Mr. Hyde and Kidnapped.... An exceptional and creative writer.
A very nice edition to any home library...

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