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Treasure Island (Great Illustrated Classics)

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,522 Ratings  ·  82 Reviews
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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Oct 24, 2008 Trevor rated it it was amazing
Shelves: literature
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
Lenore (Biblliolatry Me!)
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I had high hopes for MANWHORE. The title is one that makes you stand up and take notice, the tagline interesting and drew me in. I wasn't a huge fan of Evans' Real series, but I didn't hate them, so I figured, why not give this new series a go? I'll admit, it wasn't my favorite.

This book had a lot of promise that it didn't deliver on until the very end. The last chapter or two gets you excited and ready to know what happens. Then there was a cliffhange
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Audrey is a fourteen year old with an anxiety disorder that governs her life. With the help of her therapist Dr. Sarah, progress is slow and her family's support is everything. When Audrey meets herbrother's best online gaming friend, Linus, an unlikely connection and Audrey finds new courage through Linus. Sophie Kinsella was wonderful withthis book. With anxiety in kids on the rise this book is agreat
Hillary roberts
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Aug 13, 2012 Ashley rated it really liked it
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
Allen Terteryan
Mar 09, 2014 Allen Terteryan rated it it was amazing
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
Anthony Gomez
Oct 30, 2013 Anthony Gomez rated it really liked it
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
Feb 26, 2015 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
01-TTOTC-teaserI really enjoyed this book, but then again I knew I would I've read all of the Cynster falling in love with them with the first book Devil’s Bride. I loved that they continued with the younger siblings of the Bar Cynster and now the next generation. I always had a soft spot for Richard Cynster and of course Catriona so I was happy to see this book was about their daughter Lucilla. How the two of them fight fait, or well how Thomas does makes for interesting interactions between him and Lucilla. ...more
Tara Anderson
I was super excited about this book. So excited, in fact, that it was the first ARC I picked up to read in 2015. This had SO MUCH promise because it's everything I love -- dystopia, reality TV, romance. However, it ended up being a good book, but not a great one. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I only found this book to be okay.

The opening of the novel was where I started to lose my excitement for the story. Rock drops us in the middle of a world that issuperconfusing, and unnecessarily
Stephen Stopper
Title: “Treasure Island”
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Deidre S. Laiken (adapter)
Illustrator: AJ McCalister
Genre: Historic (Realistic) Fiction
Theme(s): Fiction, Adventure, Island, Pirates, Treasure
Opening line/sentence: “I am writing this story about Treasure Island on the request of my friends, Squire Trelawney and Dr. Livesey.”
Brief Book Summary:
Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Stripped down from the original, this version reads smoothly enough for young
Feb 25, 2015 Weronika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on my blog LoveThyBook
The Goldfinch is only the third book by Donna Tartt, it was published in late 2013,winning many awards and quickly climbing to the top 10 favorite books of that year. This is an incredible story about adolescence and grief. How one teenage boy was struck with a tragicevent that ended his mothers life and how the rest of his life was affected by it. Donna Tartt is a very talented writer, her stories make you feel like you are there, with th
Michael Young
Feb 09, 2015 Michael Young rated it really liked it
In the book Treasure Island. One day a strange man walks through the door. Jim hears stores from the strange man and he wants Jim to call him Captian. One day the captain dies of stroke. Jim finds a key on his neck and opens the captains chest and finds a map. He goes to a nearby friend the doctor and tells him about the map. Jim and the Doctor set out to find a ship and crew. They found the crew and set sail. One night Jim overhears a couple of the crewmen talking about betraying the rest of th ...more
Jeffrey Brannen
Mar 01, 2016 Jeffrey Brannen rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Fun for the family. Our boys enjoyed the classic story, but the adaptation left something to be desired.

What was missing was the fleshing out of the horrible uselessness of the pursuit of wealth. It is hinted at, but the adaptation focused instead on the chases and near escapes.

Long John Silver's character does receive a decent treatment. His unscrupulous switching sides, always trying to come out on top - that was well done.

The Doctor's bravery and sense of duty to those who are suffering or
Oct 28, 2014 Gojira_96 rated it liked it
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May 27, 2015 Tszchun rated it liked it
This book is about a boy and his parents that own an inn, one day, a weird person comes in and live in the inn for a day and was talking loudly to another person. Later on the boy discovered that these weren't regular men, they were actually pirates and they were looking for a treasure map that their captain had. The boy started to look for the map because his family was really poor, with the luck he had he found it in the pirate's room. The boy knows he need to keep it a secret until he knows i ...more
Chase Musick
Mar 21, 2014 Chase Musick rated it really liked it
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
Jul 13, 2014 Perseonn rated it it was ok
Shelves: classics
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
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Nov 10, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing
My #1 favorite story. :)
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Nov 24, 2014 Melissa French rated it really liked it
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
Nov 28, 2015 Kristoff rated it really liked it
Treasure Island is an interesting story as it is every kid's dream to find treasure on an island. The story is about a young boy named Jim Hawkins, whose parents own an inn. An old captain came to stay at the inn and he had a treasure map. Jim and several friends go to try to find the treasure. The story is exciting as it involves pirates and mutiny, and many fights among the crew members. There is no way to know what will happen in the story until you get to the end.
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!
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Nov 01, 2010 Andy_s (Soulja Boy) rated it it was amazing
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Every time I read a Cardeno C. book, I am left teary-eyed, smiling and utterly fulfilled. In Your Eyes lived up to everything that I hoped, as another book in the Mate series. Samuel, next in line to the Yafenack pack, was book smart and driven, yet slightly clueless to the ways of mated love. Korban, son of the neighboring pack alpha, knew from the time he was a child, Samuel was his destined mate. Unable to act upon his young feelings for the boy, Korban was forced to maintain
Jan 18, 2010 Alexis rated it it was amazing
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
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