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Treasure Island (Great Illustrated Classics)

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The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading.
-- Over 100 illustrations in each book
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 28th 1989 by Baronet Books (first published 1977)
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Rules for writing a great book:

Someone near and dear needs to die.

There can be no going back – it is crash through or crash time.

Some of the good guys have to have near fatal flaws – some of the bad guys need to be damn charming. Oh Long John Silver, what a great character.

Mortal danger – lots and lots of mortal danger.

And the most frightening character in the book needs to be someone who would normally be the least frightening. No wonder Tom Waits talks about the tap, tap, tap of a blind man’s
Just finished reading this classic adventure story to my twin 7 year olds.

When I was a boy, the original unabridged version of this story caught my eye and I read it along with Kidnapped, Ivanhoe and various classic adventure novels. Iremembered it fondly but the individual details had faded with time.

It was a perfect choice to read to the kids. They liked the pirates and Jim Hawkins role in the adventure from his thrilling fight with Israel Hands to has role in freeing the ship and obtaining
While reading the novel Treasure Island, the author displayed different themes through each events. These themes were heroic, adventure, wealth, and growing up. For example, when Jim Hawkins(the main character) goes on a voyage to a daring Treasure Island, he begins his adventure of discovering treasure and the difference of his own shipmates. Deidre Laiken is trying to tell readers to enjoy and have an adventure while reading this book because you can relate to the certain things that Jim goes ...more
Anthony Gomez
Treasure island is about a boy named Jim Hawkins and his family that live in a inn. One day a man comes to the inn for a bit but he stays for a wile he said to call him Bill. Then a couple of days later a anther man comes his name Black Dog. Black Dog said he was looking for bill and he was a friend. When Bill saw Black Dog he was in shocked to see him and Black kills him. Then one stormy night a man comes to the inn and he warned them about a one legged pirate and gave Jim a map. Now Jim and hi ...more
Allen Terteryan
Treasure Island
Writted by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Deidre S. Laiken

Well to be really honest here, I chose this book because I didn't have anything else to read in my drawer and I kind of like Around The World In 80 Days. In the beginning, old captain Billy Bones walks into Jim Hawkins' family inn and asks for a place to stay. It turns out that old Billy Bones had a treasure map that puts Jim into a bunch of trouble. My favorite quote was " 'Blackbeard was a child compared to Flint!' " on
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Chase Musick
Treasure Island is about a little boy who works at an inn. He seems to have a normal life until a sailor comes in with a big chest. Little did jim know that this chest contain the map to the greatest treasure of all. But to get to this treasure he must make untrustworthy alliances and find his way througb treasure Island, A mystery island where Captain Flint supposibly buried his treasure. This book has many plot twist and will keep you wondering the whole read through. I would recommend this bo ...more
After my friend's overwhelming praise of Treasure Planet, I want to know the source material of the said movie. I thought a hyped movie like that must have a great source material.

Boy am I wrong.

The main theme of the story is one of my favorite: a misfit team trying to find lost treasure. However, the way the story was told was really bad. On the middle to final arc, where things get interesting due to the constant chase, the story got freaking interrupted by some jackasses who appears and went
Melissa French
We had previously listened to an audio book version of this novel, so I thought a version with some visual interest might be fun, too. This edition did not have as many illustrations as my son would have liked, but the story itself is so engrossing that it kept his interest. He has listened to the audio book 2 or 3 times and we have now read the illustrated novel. But, of course, a novel about a young boy who sails away with pirates holds the attention of any young boy or girl fascinated by adve ...more
Roumel Lagsa
I choose "Treasure Island" because I thought it had adventure, which did, and a friend recommended this book. The plot of this stor is that a young boy joins a crew of treasure hunters and they try to find a treasure chest hidden by another pirate captian named Captian Flint. The young boy realizes that the crew he was with was evil so he tries to escape and get the treasure himself.My favorite qoute from the book is " For I can still hear the sharp voice of Captian Flint still rining in my ear ...more
I just read this all by my lonesome in one afternoon at the beach. A good, quick read, which I'm sure was abridged/adapted for a young reader. Couldn't get my son to read it, so I did, and enjoyed it, thank-you-very-much. Now to read the real thing...on my next beach trip!
Andy_s (Soulja Boy)
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I liked this book because it had fellings like sad, excited, happy, mad, and melancholy. I didn't like when the author said the captain would die if he got the blacjk spot. Of Course the captin got the black spot and had till 10 o clock at night to die. Then he died at 6 o clock at night because he had a stroke.I liked how the author made the captainscrew come to the inn and break down the door and found that what there looking for is missing.I was scared when the mother was about to faint becau ...more
I can't believe that I had never read Treasure Island. It was referenced in another book I read and that made me pick it up. (It helped that my my son owned the book, so it took no effort...) There is a reason why this book is a classic. It is a well-written, interesting story and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

I found the "About the Author" in the front of this edition interesting as well. Stevenson was a frail young man and not being able to follow the family profession of engineering, he bec
My #1 favorite story. :)
Kathy  Petersen
Recently I attended a fabulous production of a play version of Treasure Island and felt compelled to read the classic, which has been on my shelf since I was a kid but probably remained unread for all those many decades. It's a rousing, well-written adventure but too full of sea-faring terms for a midwestern landlubber like me. RLS's characters are standard action figures, even Jim the young narrator, but I forgive him that because of his vivid inn, island, and seascape and the thrill of the adv ...more
Genre Classic (this is not the real cover I couldn't find it)

I thought this book was really hard to understand becasue it was in old english and I dont really know what some of the stuff was on the ship. Sometimes I couldnt tell if the characters were talking because the author only had ' and they talked reallly long sentences, like a paragraph size sometimes. Sometimes I just couldnt tell where they were and everything got all jumbled up. I would not recommend this unless you know old english
a great classic adventure of a young boy attempting to help himself and his family by going with a pirate crew to find treasure and find himself betrayed and saved by the same pirates.
a tale of a young boys adventure on the high seas with a group of unknown piratesa great classic adventure of a young boy attempting to help himself and his family by going with a pirate crew to find treasure and find himself betrayed and saved by the same pirates.
Ruth Hinds
This is a dumbed-down version of the original. This book would be much easier for a child to read on their own, but we preferred to read the original together and discuss the book as we went along so they could understand it. This version actually changes the story a little, and I don't like that. What we did like in this book were the illustrations, which are on each page. We would read the original, and look at the pics from this book at the same time.
This book was about a group of pirates on boat. They heard about a treasure on the other side of the world, so they were going there because they had a map to get there. The captain of the boat was Magellen. Half way there the boat broke down all of the pirates are trying to fix it before it sinks. Will the pirates save the boat before it sinks? Would Magellen find the treasure? Read and find out what will happen.
I really enjoyed this book, it left some questions unanswered, like what ever happened to his poor mom who was left at home while he went to treasure island? Did he ever return to the Admiral Benbow, maybe these are just the mom in me asking. Long John Silver...what an interesting character, you like him even though you know you can't trust him. A very enjoyable read.
Nouf A
Treasure island!! Not all brass colored might be what happened from the boy in this story after expecting fortune from his adventure,,journey maybe unexpected,sunrise after sunsets,,expectedly i recommend the book for young children for them inspires the journey of adventure like Jim fight to win against the pirates. Amazing....
This book was ok. You have to understand it is an Adapted version of the original. I got frustrated at it in some parts because it was simply boring and predictable. It was okay, but I generally didn't really enjoy it. DEFINITELY going to read the original so I can actually remember some of the main characters names.
Angela Hunter
This looks like the closest edition to the version Jacob and I read. This book was slow but we made ourselves finish it because we needed the book to count for the summer reading contest. We couldn't tell if Long John Silver even died at the end. A movie version is probably more engaging that this tale.
Although we are reading an illustrated version of Treasure Island, it's not exactly the one pictured here. It's great to be reading a 'children's book' when I have to teach and read a little bit harder stuff all day every day. We read this aloud to each other and enjoyed its story line.

This book was a fun read. I was a bit bored until halfway through. Then I had a hard time putting it down. I confess I had a hard time understanding certain dialogues. Definitely a fun read for any junior high boy (or girl) who likes adventure and had the patience to look up vocab.
There is a great reason why this book is a classic. Although entertaining the Disney movie does not do jutice to the complexities of Long John Silver that can only be found in the written version. Anyone could enjoy this complex adventure for treasure.
the book treasure island is a book where a boy meets a pirate at a inn and listen to his stories so he finds a map to a treasure he will go and seek it, he will meet another group of pirates who will find the treasure first?
It's hard to remember a time in my life before I knew the story of Long John Silver and Captain Nathaniel Flint! Stories such as this which are embedded in my youth are what incline me, in fact, to "buckle my swash."
Kory Donaldson
i like the booke soo frey i thinck it weel bee a good booke
i theyinck it well bee a mistrey book and i like misterey book and cops books tro

the book nam is treasure island
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