Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (9780141321004) | Demo Site

By: Next Page Please  06-Dec-2011

Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas..With a wonderfully funny introduction by award-winning author Eoin Colfer, "Treasure Island" is one of the twelve brilliant classic stories relaunched in "Puffin Classics" in March 2008.

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