Treasure Island

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What to expect

Having outwitted a band of pirates to obtain a map disclosing the whereabouts of Captain Flint’s treasure, Young Jim sets sail for Treasure Island. But the crew of the Hispaniola are not what they seem. Revealing themselves as another gang of cut throats, led by the villainous Long John Silver, they are hell-bent on seizing both the ship and the treasure. Will they succeed? The struggle of Young Jim and his friends as they do battle on the high seas is thrillingly played out.

Critics Review

  • “Like the best of children’s literature, then and now, Treasure Island looks to lure its young readers into the adult world, not to cosset them from it. For all the violence, Jim learns to be brave and resourceful, to stand up to bullies, to keep his word, to help his impoverished mother, to deal with loss and betrayal. He learns not to trust strangers and even to be merciful.”

    New York Times
  • “I don’t
    know of a more gripping tale of derring-do on the high seas, with its desperate
    search for hidden gold on a tropical island.”

    The Independent (London)
  • “David Buck successfully brings to life the familiar characters of Stevenson’s time-honored tale of adventure and rebellion. His talented voice easily differentiates the educated characters from the illiterate. Appropriately, he uses deep, raspy bass tones for the mutineers and more reserved timbre for the loyal crew. Suspense is effectively heightened, especially in the exciting battle scenes.”

  • “Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime…With it’s dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic.”
  • Treasure Island…must have been the first
    book I ever read from start to finish, with unforgettable characters, Long John
    Silver, Blind Pew, Ben Gunn…The Black Spot still terrifies me.”

    Sting, multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician
  • Treasure Island is a vision not only of white
    skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas.”

    G. K. Chesterton, author of the Father Brown mysteries

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