Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Introduction by: Mary Pope Osborne
Series: Apple Classics
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Guided Reading Level:
Courage, Bravery, Heroism, Loyalty, Pirates and Swashbucklers, European
Pirates. Danger. Treasure. It's all here in Stevenson's classic, with a rousing introduction from best-selling author Mary Pope Osbourne.
When Jim Hawkins finds Billy Bones' old pirate map showing a small island marked with a red cross, he knows that a fortune in gold lies waiting for him. What could be more exciting than buried treasure?
Aboard a ship named the Hispaniola, Jim sails toward Treasure Island. The voyage goes well until Jim overhears a frightening conversation. He learns that the one-legged man who signed on as ship's cook is really the famous pirate Long John Silver. And worse — he discovers that the crew are teaming up with Silver to steal the treasure. Can Jim save the gold . . . and save his life?
As a children's book author, Mary Pope Osborne considers herself to be a professional daydreamer.