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Heady tale of a treasure map, a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure as seen through the eyes of cabin boy Jim Hawkins. An action-packed adventure story that will hypnotize young readers and entertain older ones.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486275598
ISBN-10: 0486275590
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 132mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1993
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » I have always loved Stevenson and always will, ever since he wrote of a boy ill in bed fashioning that clothy world of hills and valleys in The Land of Counterpane from A Child's Garden of Verses. The same small boy saw from his bedroom window the rock in the pond of Heriot Row gardens and later, to bring some magic into a rainy holiday at Braemar, drew the map that became the island of Ben Gunn, the Hispaniola and pieces of eight. He also translated his capacity to leap from dank Edinburgh to the hot South Seas into reality - he died in Samoa, where the natives had built a road to his house called, to this day, 'The Road of the Loving Heart'. Review by Frank Delaney, author of 'The Sins of the Mothers' (Kirkus UK)

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

Novelist, poet, and travel writer, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) wrote captivating tales for readers of all ages, including Suicide Club, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. "

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