Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Treasure Island (Great Illustrated Classics)” as Want to Read:
Treasure Island (Great Illustrated Classics)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Treasure Island (Great Illustrated Classics)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  2,930 Ratings  ·  99 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)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Treasure Island, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Treasure Island

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Trevor
Oct 24, 2008 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
...more
Jeffrey
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
...more
Lenore (Biblliolatry Me!)
Bibliolatry Me http://www.bibliolatryme.com
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
...more
karmaforlifechick
sitename] http://www.karmaforlifechick.com http://www.karmaforlifechick.com/book... My Review

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 her brother's best online gaming friend, Linus, an unlikely connection and Audrey finds new courage through Linus. Sophie Kinsella was wonderful with this book. With anxiety in kids on the rise this book is a gr
...more
Hillary roberts
 a book review for a cousins prayer
From Goodreads: Kumme to Amish country, where the simple ways of life lead to hope and healing. Katie Miler is traumatized after her boyfriend is killed in a van in which she was also a passenger. How will she find her way out of the valley of her depression? Freeman Bontrager will make any excuse to be near to Katie, hoping to win her love. But how far will he go to gain her trust. . .and her heart? What will bring this girl out of the shadows of fear, and open her heart to life—and love?
My Re
...more
Ashley
Jul 29, 2012 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
Vincent Chen
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This novel was very compelling! It helped the reader understand the story by having pictures that goes along with the text. The only bad thing about this book is that it doesn't really make you feel like you're in the story but overall, the author states the setting and the surroundings of the characters pretty well. Another bad thing about this book is that some of the chapters are very short. For example, once you start a chapter, a new chapter will start like on the very next page. Even thoug ...more
Anthony Gomez
Oct 30, 2013 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
Allen Terteryan
Mar 09, 2014 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
...more
Michelle
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My #1 favorite story. :)
Mary
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
theveil_tourbug1

First Date: Okay, this could be a really hot date! I enjoyed the introduction to this new world of Chloe Neill's, filled with fae and plenty of other paranormal critters, and set in the sultry city of New Orleans. While it wasn't the fastest-paced beginning (hey, not a bad thing when it goes slow at the beginning. Anticipation is all part of the tease.), I really got into Claire's life in a post-apocalyptic New Orleans. It wasn't as hard-hitting a beginning as the Chicagoland Vamp series (hard
...more
Wesley M 8
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book “Treasure Island” is a book about a young boy and his mother and father. They own a little hotel or inn that people come to stay at. One day a pirate that they refer to as Captain walks in. He asked of the boy to watch for any other pirates looking for him and tell the Captain as soon as possible. The boy agrees but soon the Captain would lose money as he had to pay them to stay. The Captain had also been paying the boy for telling him when someone came in. But with the Captain out of m ...more
Josh
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I just finished watching the series Black Sails, and I wanted to refresh myself on the story of Treasure Island.
Allison
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun read with the kids. Jackson really liked it, June wished it was more of a girls book. :)
Veronica
Feb 20, 2015 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 tragic event 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
...more
Emily D 8
Feb 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is about a boy named Jim. One day when Jim was tending to the customers in his fathers inn the doors swung open and in stepped a man who practically had rags fort clothes what happened next Jim didn't even realize what was happening until it was to late. Find out what happens to Jim and the man with the ragged clothes. I though this book was nice because it had adventure feel to it but i didn't like it because it was slow in some parts and them other par ...more
Tara Anderson Gold
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 is super confusing, and unnecessari
...more
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
...more
Michelle
My Review:
In a mood for a good Middle Grade and I think I picked up a good one, a few slow parts but some really cute characters and a robot goldfish. Lots of humor and some intense moments this was just what I needed for a fun read.

Alice was a super cute MC and her friends Carl, Noel, Josephine and Goldfish were the perfect companions on this trip.
Towards the middle it sort of hit a slow spot, I had a hard time staying focused but since I enjoyed the characters I pushed through.
World bui
...more
mari dewitt
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Argh! Great book!
Kimberly
Check out this review and more at On the Wings of Books

What I Thought...
• I really enjoyed Natalie. It's not often that you find a truly plus sized girl in a contemporary romance but she's here and she's likeable. My only issue with Natalie is that given her back story I didn't see the connection between how she got from there to having confidence in herself and her body and I wish those connections would have been made.

• Oscar was equally as awesome. He is a farmer and a cheesemaker and while
...more
Tracy
Feb 26, 2015 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
Zeee  (I Heart Romance & YA)
This review first appeared on I Heart Romance & YA

"You're not a woman, you're the bleedin' Grim Reaper with red hair!"

When I borrowed Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost from the library a few weeks ago, I did not have any expectations whatsoever. I did not read any reviews for this book nor did someone recommend it to me. I probably saw this somewhere on my Facebook wall and decided to read it over my birthday week. What I got when I listened to the audiobook version was 100% awesomeness
...more
Michael Young
Feb 05, 2015 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
Feb 20, 2016 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
...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
Tszchun
May 05, 2015 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
Gojira_96
Oct 22, 2014 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Andy_s (Soulja Boy)
Oct 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Great Illustrated Classics)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (Great Illustrated Classics)
  • Oliver Twist (Great Illustrated Classics)
  • Little Women
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty (Great Illustrated Classics)
  • The Prince and the Pauper (Great Illustrated Classics)
  • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth (Great Illustrated Classics)

Share This Book