By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Book DescriptionStevenson's timeless adventure, with a new introductino by David Cordingly.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375756825
(202mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 10-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 17: Treasure Island, Paperback (September 2016)» View all books by Robert Louis Stevenson
Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. When Jim discovers a treasure map, he finds himself setting sail for an adventure of a lifetime! However, he begins to wonder if the ship's crew are all they seem to be and what else they might find on the treasure island.
US Kirkus Review » 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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Author Biography - Robert Louis Stevenson
David Cordingly is the author of Under the Black Flag and Women Sailors and Sailors' Women. He lives in Sussex, England.
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