Treasure Island (Classic Starts Series)

Treasure Island (Classic Starts Series)


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Every child deserves an appealing introduction to the classics, with age-appropriate text and beautiful art throughout. That’s exactly what this Classic Starts™ provides. Welcome to the world of TREASURE ISLAND!

The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve—all at an incomparable price.

Pirates, buried treasure, and action aplenty—that's what's served up in this fine story, mates, and kids will eat it up. After Jim Hawkins finds the map to a mysterious treasure, he sets sail in search of the fortune. Little does he realize he's boarded a pirate ship, and that surprises and danger await him . . . including a meeting with the unforgettable Long John Silver.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402794629
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Series: Classic Starts® Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 19,954
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Novelist, poet, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. A sickly child, Stevenson was an invalid for part of his childhood and remained in ill health throughout his life. He began studying engineering at Edinburgh University but soon switched to law. His true inclination, however, was for writing. For several years after completing his studies, Stevenson traveled on the Continent, gathering ideas for his writing. His Inland Voyage (1878) and Travels with a Donkey (1878) describe some of his experiences there. A variety of essays and short stories followed, most of which were published in magazines. It was with the publication of Treasure Island in 1883, however, that Stevenson achieved wide recognition and fame. This was followed by his most successful adventure story, Kidnapped, which appeared in 1886. With stories such as Treasure Island and Kidnapped, Stevenson revived Daniel Defoe's novel of romantic adventure, adding to it psychological analysis. While these stories and others, such as David Balfour and The Master of Ballantrae (1889), are stories of adventure, they are at the same time fine studies of character. The Master of Ballantrae, in particular, is a study of evil character, and this study is taken even further in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). In 1887 Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, went to the United States, first to the health spas of Saranac Lake, New York, and then on to the West Coast. From there they set out for the South Seas in 1889. Except for one trip to Sidney, Australia, Stevenson spent the remainder of his life on the island of Samoa with his devoted wife and stepson. While there he wrote The Wrecker (1892), Island Nights Entertainments (1893), and Catriona (1893), a sequel to Kidnapped. He also worked on St. Ives and The Weir of Hermiston, which many consider to be his masterpiece. He died suddenly of apoplexy, leaving both of these works unfinished. Both were published posthumously; St. Ives was completed by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, and The Weir of Hermiston was published unfinished. Stevenson was buried on Samoa, an island he had come to love very much. Although Stevenson's novels are perhaps more accomplished, his short stories are also vivid and memorable. All show his power of invention, his command of the macabre and the eerie, and the psychological depth of his characterization.

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa


Edinburgh University, 1875

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Treasure Island (Classic Starts Series) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our 6 year old son loved this book and has been asking for all the of the others in this series. (So far he has read about half of them.) The integrity of the stories and writing style have been mostly preserved, while making the stories approachable for ~ a 2nd to 4th grade reading level audience. Classic Starts is a great series for kids with the attention span and interest in literature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My fourth graders were enthralled with this book as a read aloud. Also, my resource students in Jr. High snapped up White Fang in this same series! Classic Starts appeals to children both as an 'easy read' and the eye appealing covers.
Thomas White More than 1 year ago
The first was harder but this one was good for kids
ChessTiger More than 1 year ago
Classic Starts are GREAT books for young readers!! I would encourage everyone to purchase these books for their kids. It introduces them to the classic novels that their children will be reading.
Tonyvt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the most wonderful adventure/pirate story ever written! Robert Louis Stevenson developed the best recognized Characters in literature,the pace of the book is exciting and there isn't a movie,character or book that has not copied his unique description or built up the excitement of his story as well as he had done! Every young child to an adult is missing a piece of unraveling, his or her imagination in the process of reading this fantastic tale of piracy,and the high sea adventure.Arrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggg
sabrinacate on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This novel isn't exactly the first choice to many readers, but it is worth reading. I consider it a classic and thought that i should read it and I did. It starts out confusing you a little bit, especially because of the 1800's writing. Not easy to read if you're looking for a easy-holiday book, but over all it is exciting, mysterious and well thought out book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great classic i loved as a young boy and my son loves it as well
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I read Secret Garden which is a very good book its also one of those happy ever after books so try this one
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Katiana Drew More than 1 year ago
it tells you alot of what happend on tresure island
Taylor Lane More than 1 year ago
if you like pirates, you will looove this book.
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