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 twenty brilliant classic stories being reissued in Puffin Classics in March 2015.
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When it comes to adventure tales, this is a great one. So many of the things we associate with pirates stem from this: peg legs, talking parrots, treasure maps with Xs that mark the spot. I enjoyed Jim Hawkins nonstop adventures as well as the strategies many characters—Jim, Long John Silver, Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett—have to employ to save their own or their friends' lives.
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