Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jim Hawkins lives an ordinary life in an inn with his mother. Until now. Until there comes a fearsome lodger who will change Jim’s life forever. The ‘Captain’ as the unusual lodger calls himself, possesses a wooden chest. And in it is the fateful map of Treasure Island.

Jim must join the crew of the ship Hispaniola as they set off to find the treasure.He must sail into the unknown, sail to an island where a mutiny will rage, where blood will be shed, where men will be killed.

Who hasn’t heard of Long John Silver? Who hasn’t played that they were a pirate with a wooden leg, or that they were off to find treasure on a remote island? This is the book where Long John Silver became an immortal character. This is the book where our imaginary games of pirates are derived from. Read this and realise that this is where all adventure stories began. As this book is set mainly on a ship, some of the terms, language and vocabulary you would hear on a ship are used. Furthermore, the story uses old-fashioned language. However, apart from this, Treasure Island is a gripping tale with unique and original characters. I would highly recommend it to any ten year old up.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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