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Treasure Island/Stevenson, Rob/Hardb/1406300101/S025-G
"In Treasure Island Stevenson wrote one of the great books of all time, an enduring masterpiece, and my favourite too. No edition has ever been better illustrated than this. Kingpin's drawings are utterly compelling." - Michael Morpurgo, Children's Laureate 2003-2005.
When an old sea captain arrives at the 'Admiral Benbow' inn, with a mysterious sea chest and fearful talk of a man with one leg, the scene is set for one of the most popular adventure stories of all time. Young Jim Hawkins finds a treasure may among the captain's belongings and, accompanied by his friends Doctor Livesey and Squire Trelawney, they set off in search of Captain Flint's buried treasure. They place their trust in the see-cook Long John Silver, little knowing that he is the infamous one-legged man. As they and a crew of piratical characters set sail for Treasure Island, mutiny breaks out aboard the Hispaniola, and in the following race to find the treasure, Jim and Long John Silver must face each other in a series of exciting battles of both strength and wits.
Robert Louis Stevenson described Treasure Island as a book about a 'a map, and a treasure, and a mutiny, and a derelict ship, and a fine old Squire Trelawney, and a doctor, and a sea-cook with one legà' and it is all of this and more.
The award-winning artist Robert Ingpen has set his imagination loose on this breathtaking adventure, bringing Stevenson's swashbuckling tale of heroes and villains to life.