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Classic Starts™: Treasure Island (Classic Starts)

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Unrivaled in literature, Stevenson's Treasure Island is among the most delightful adventure romances of all time. From young Jim Hawkins' first encounter with an old buccaneer and his tresure map to the final daring skirmish with the treacherous pirate Long JOhn Silver, this classic work enchants and fuels the imagination with beautiful illustrations.
Hardcover, Abridged, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Sterling
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Treasure Island is a fantastic book now don't get me wrong but this shorter knock off did not suit the bill. Treasure Island is an classic adventure novel which tells a fantastic mysterious story but in my opinion this recreated version just does not quite achieve what the original achieved. First off the story in this novel is very slow going meaning that it takes time for the story to actually get some where most of the time you're reading information that is not relevant to the story but you ...more
Samantha Barnes
This is a great book about the epic adventure of Jim Hopkins's trip to treasure island. It begins when a strange man comes into the Jim's tavern and talks of a man with one leg. The strange man is killed by the black spot and a crew of pirates break into the tavern in search for his key that opens a treasure chest on Treasure Island. Jim is able to get the key and when he alerts the city he joins a group of men on a voyage to seek out the chest. Jim is unaware that he is on a ship of mostly pir ...more
Jonathan Balun
Every kid would love Treasure Island. The problem with the original Stevenson classic is that it tends to get banned for blood and violent situations. That is why we have this classic starts adapted version. You can follow young Jim Hawkins through all of his pirate adventures. Yes, he still fights. Yes, he kills another pirate, but the action scenes are quick and less gruesome than the original. Good for grades 4-7.
It was a great book but it lacks my interest i got bored in the first few pages. I had a thought weather i should or shouldn't continue it. I continued it anyway but it never caught my interest and i forgot everything about it in a month. But its just my opinion
Apr 13, 2014 Lb marked it as to-read
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Laurel Wicke
I am a fan of these classic start abridged novels, especially for beginner readers. This one wasn't my favorite. Still good, and Logan ate it up! A good introduction to the story for my 6 and 8 year old, but I did feel it was a bit choppy, whereas others we have read seems more seamless.
Mar 07, 2008 Shauna rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: kids
I'd never read this story as a child. The main thing I kept thinking about this book was, why on earth would anybody name a restaurant about a murderous pirate who pretended to be a cook?
I read this because my son (8 yr old) was reading it and I wanted to be able to discuss it with him. Definitely written "down" for his age, but he was still scared!
Jul 03, 2011 Grace rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Kids of all ages
This abridged version reads very naturally. It's a perfect to a classic book for a new independent reader.
Amy Cook
Scott really enjoyed reading this to the boys nightly. They loved the adventure and suspense.
Nice introduction to the classics for the little ones. My kids loved it
Treasure Island (Classics series) by Robert Louis Stevenson (1965)
A good easy way to introduce Kidz to this classic.
it was super cool!!!
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