Treasure Island

Author:   N. C. Wyeth ,  N C Wyeth ,  Avi ,  Avi
Publisher:   Aladdin Paperbacks
ISBN:  

9780689832123


Pages:   339
Publication Date:   07 March 2007
Format:   Paperback
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Treasure Island


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Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate adventure that has thrilled readers for over a hundred years. Masterfully crafted, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the fiery tropic seas--an unforgettable tale of treachery that embroils a host of legendary swashbucklers, from honest young Jim Hawkins, to sinister, two-timing Israel Hands, to evil incarnate, blind Pew. But above all, Treasure Island is a complex study of good and evil, as embodied by that hero-villain Long John Silver, the merrily unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold cannot help but win the heart of every soul who ever longed for romance, treasure, and adventure.

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Author:   N. C. Wyeth ,  N C Wyeth ,  Avi ,  Avi
Publisher:   Aladdin Paperbacks
Imprint:   Aladdin Paperbacks
Dimensions:   Width: 13.30cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 19.00cm
Weight:   0.246kg
ISBN:  

9780689832123


ISBN 10:   0689832125
Pages:   339
Publication Date:   07 March 2007
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  Children's (6-12) ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Classic Comics return in this uninspired adaptation of Stevenson's rollicking pirate tale. The storyline is faithful-perhaps too faithful-to the original text; presented mostly in dull boxes of first-person narration, it plods glacially for a full third of the work, until young Jim Hawkins finally boards the Hispaniola. His subsequent terrifying adventure certainly speeds up the pace, but the black-and-white artwork, while realistic and finely detailed, remains frustratingly static; moody and atmospheric, it seems better suited to Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. The shipboard details and contemporary accoutrements appear accurate and painstakingly researched, but the characters are sketchy and hard to distinguish behind the inky noir shadows and strained perspectives. Occasional images of startling beauty and subtle power testify to Hamilton's talent; it's a pity he didn't trust them to carry the story. (Graphic novel. 8+) (Kirkus Reviews)


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Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850. He spent his childhood in Edinburgh, Scotland, but traveled widely in the United States and throughout the South Seas. The author of many novels, including The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, and Treasure Island, he died in 1894. Avi is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at Avi-Writer.com.

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