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by Robert Louis Stevenson, Don Hebert, Jill Tattersall, Mapes Monde Editore Staff, Paul Paienonsky
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A Voracious Reader
A Voracious Reader rated it 5 years ago
*Book source ~ Library Do I really need to summarize this book? It’s Treasure Island, a classic for Pete’s sake! Ok, ok…Jim Hawkins is a young son of an innkeeper. When a drunken pirate, Billy Bones, comes to stay at the inn he tells Jim many different stories, but he also has Jim keep a weather e...
Bookworm Blurbs
Bookworm Blurbs rated it 5 years ago
The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, who finds himself owner of a map to ...
Darlene Marshall, author
Darlene Marshall, author rated it 5 years ago
It was dreary, cold and raining Saturday morning. I didn't want to go out, so I made a cup of hot cocoa, snuggled under a throw in my favorite reading chair and re-read Treasure Island.It simply doesn't get much better than that.
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 5 years ago
This is the archetypal pirate story. We have "shiver me timbers", "Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum", pieces of eight, parrots, cutlasses, peg legs, etc. The whole shebang. It's also a very good story. Stevenson is a great author. It interests me that a number of reviewers have complained that this bo...
Devlin Scott
Devlin Scott rated it 5 years ago
Perhaps the finest pirate adventure ever created and a personal childhood favorite of mine.Perhaps Silver and I can persuade you to ship a copy and partake on a little treasure hunt? There is still a cache of Flint's silver bars to be found...DevlinShould anyone be interested, the song, "Dead Man's...
heidenkind rated it 6 years ago
Honestly, Muppet Treasure Island is better. lol Seriously though...
The Bittern
The Bittern rated it 6 years ago
3.5 stars, for me. A brilliantly written, rollicking yarn. No subtext to speak of - it's really just an adventure novel, but that's no terrible thing. I'd have liked a little more characterisation, but this could only have been achieved at the cost of pace, which would actually impoverish the work a...
books and cleverness
books and cleverness rated it 6 years ago
At last, I've read Treasure Island! It was such a treat. I usually don't like to give ratings to classics because I don't see the point, but I enjoyed this very much. Highly recommended! I think I had never read it until now because I thought it would be like Robinson Crusoe, which is rambling and...
denisebetteridge rated it 6 years ago
That took some doing. I had to re-listen to the last CD three times because my mind kept wandering. I'm glad that's the last audio book I had to get through. The story itself is interesting, but despite my love of Johnny Depp type pirates (you know what I mean!), I think I might have enjoyed it more...
melsbookshelf rated it 6 years ago
I am happy to say that I have finally finished one book towards completing the Classics Challenge! I've had this one sitting on my shelves for awhile, and the challenge was the perfect nudge I needed to finally read it. I won't say too much about it, after all it's a Classic and has earned its spot ...
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