Treasure Island [NOOK Book]

Treasure Island

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  • BN ID: 2940149515028
  • Publisher: Bella Orion Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/5/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 158 KB

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  • Posted September 16, 2009

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    For adventure lovers

    This is one of my favorite adventure stories, for anybody who enjoys action, adventure, and thrill, they should definitely buy this book. This book was so excellent I had to pass it on to somebody else so they could enjoy it just as well.
    I highly recommend it!

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    AN, ALL TIME, CLASSIC

    Jim, the protagonist, is just a boy, that works at the Admiral Benbox Inn, but he can see that Billy Bones is a nervous man, always alert and watching for stangers arriving at the inn. And he has the right to be nervous, because he possesses a map drawn by Capitan Flint, the most feared pirate to ever roam the high seas. <BR/>Well, Flint died, but there's plenty of men who served with Capitan Flint still alive who feel they deserve a fair share of the treasure. The map, though, ends up with Jim Hawkins. (it's a near thing, read the book to find out how that happens). Jim confides in the local doctor and squire, who work together to acquire a ship, a crew, and provisions to sail for Treasure Island. There is a weak link though, because although Squire Trelawney is well-intentioned, he has a big mouth. By the time the Hispaniola is ready for sea, she is boarded by the old murderous mob who sailed with Flint! <BR/>There's a scene in the book where Jim, hiding in a barrel on deck, discovers that mutiny is planned. The numbers suggest that the pirates are going to take over the ship and make this journey their own, taking all the treasure for themselves. There are nineteen mutineers and seven honest men, including Jim, aboard the ship. <BR/>And now....this book will have you pining to see what happens next. This is a fantastic story of double-crossing and deceit, bravery and cowardice. I don't know how things would have turned out if Jim hadn't been involved. For it is he who finds Ben Gunn, marooned on the island, half-mad with isolation. And it is Jim who single-handedly steals the Hispaniola from under the very noses of the pirates and sails her round the island to a secret beaching place. <BR/>And do you know what happens to Long John Silver, the greatest double-crosser of them all? A true classic my dad read to me when I was young.

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

    It is rather good.....

    I felt this was a rather good book that seemed to really start the pirate tales that have gone through to the Pirate of the Caribbean movies. I thought that the intro was also good and did explain where Stevenson got his ideas for the book, and much better than the intro for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which I felt gave the ending away too early. I was hoping the book would be a bit more exciting, but there was enough action throughout. I have read better books, but I have also read worse, so that is why I gave this book 4 stars.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2012

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    Fascinating Read

    The Treasure Island is a fascinating read. It has such original characters that has been reinvented throughout the decades. Anyone who likes sea voyage, pirate stories will love the beginnings of such stories in Stevenson's cleverly portrayed novel.
    The characters are fun and interesting, the plot is actionful there is always another secret to solve in the story.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2013

    Not An Ordinary Treasure Hunt By Mac Treasure Island By Robert

    Not An Ordinary Treasure Hunt
    By Mac
    Treasure Island
    By Robert Louis Stevenson

    304 pgs. $4.45. (Young Adult; ages 13 and up)

    “Reading” is usually something a teenager doesn’t want to hear. But when you read Treasure Island, your mind goes off into to a great land where it is just you and the book. Robert Louis Stevenson created a fiction novel that makes you think. It makes you want to know what is going to happen next. You are more focused on finding the treasure in this book. What starts off a little slow turns into a great adventure on which you will embark with the protagonist named Jim.

    Robert Louis Stevenson, a Scottish author, wrote “Treasure Island” in 1884. Even though this book has some age on it doesn’t mean it is not good. “Treasure Island” is a classic for many reasons. “Treasure Island” is a book that will take you on an adventure that you will never forget. It starts off with a young boy named Jim. Jim and his parents own a Inn near the ocean. Jim helps out at the “Admiral Bow”. Jim met one “customer” one day that would change his life forever. They called him Captain. Captain was an odd man that created the story.

    The Captain’s personality was spine chilling. They said he was a mean man. He showed it when the book described this, “The old fellow’s fury was awful. He sprang to his feet, drew and opened a sailor’s clasp-knife, and balancing it open on the palm of his hand, threatened to pin the doctor to the wall.”(17). That just got the book started. There was more to come.

    Jim, the protagonist, was a very adventurous kid. He had to grow up fast when he learned he had to embark on a journey with a crew of older men. It took them to Treasure Island. The story got a lot more intense as it went on. It even pushed Long John to the edge. He said, “That’s enough, cap’n,” shouted Long John ,“A word from you’s enough. I know a gentleman, and you may lay to that.” (336). Tension gets high when treasure is put on the line. Long, the captain of the crew, wanted to find that treasure.

    Jim meets tons of people on his journey. He makes friends and enemies. He learns from mistakes. Jim learns that he can put himself apart from others and still accomplish things. As you read this book, you have to remember Jim is not an adult. He is just a really mature kid. The kid shows in him at times when he is a little too curious. He knows he can do what the other crewmembers can. Jim will prove to the people that he is not a little kid anymore.

    Keep reading this wonderful novel to find out what happens next. You will not want to put down the book once you start. This book will keep you guessing. There is something awesome happening in “Treasure Island”. This adventurous book will make you have chills running down your back. This book has you on the edge. This book shows you the build up to adventure, the adventure, and what happens after the adventure. When you start the journey to Treasure Island, you will be in your own world with Jim and his shipmates.

    This book would be a 4 out of 5 stars for me. I like it but I really don’t love pirate adventures. This is still a great read and I recommend it to anyone that loves adventure.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Dj

    Very awesome I love Robert Lious Stevenston

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Dont buy!!!!!!!!!!

    It is the most boring book i have ever read!

    4 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

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    Poor choice. I returned it.

    The novel is, of course, a classic adventure story. Unfortunately, this edition is poorly done. Among other flaws, it lacks an illustration of the treasure map, which is critical to the story. Instead of traditional quotation marks, it uses some odd invention that is distracting.

    I took the book to my local B & N store, where the clerk agreed with my negative assessment of this edition and where I quickly found an excellent version of the book. I bought it and gave it to my grandchildren, as was planned. The story's book was actually less expensive, too, so this all ended happily.

    But ditch the edition I ordered online. It is substandard.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    It sucked

    Every page was itsown layer of hell

    2 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    I hate my wife. I want a divorce immediately.

    I hate this product with a passion.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Ok book but hard to read

    It is an ok book but it is kind of confusing but all in all it is a good book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    This Classic Literature novel by Robert Louis Stevenson is reall

    This Classic Literature novel by Robert Louis Stevenson is really good book has shown the 
    adventure and the action. Stevenson created delightful story of an amazing treasure hunt. As
    this novel takes place way back into the eighteenth century, the adventure started from a young 
    boy named Jim Hawkins having a mysterious treasure map from the most feared pirate to ever
    roam the seas. On this voyage, the author draws attention with rumors of betrayal among
    the crew. Jim discovers that mutiny is planned and is the hero of the pirate tale.
    I will recommend to read this book especially  the people who like action, the pirate adventure,
    and sensation. This has enough action for the reader to keep the interest of what happens to
    Long John Silver, the greatest double-crosser of the pirates in the ship &quot;Hispaniola&quot;. I read this
    book back in middle school and got really fascinated. Now that I read it again, I love this classic
    even more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Alphonzo

    Do not under stand this book. Hate this book.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    A good story

    Never fails to get a child interested in reading. My grandson is really enjoy this story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Read this

    Do not buy because there is a different book called 25 children books that is $3 and has 25 other stories includeing this title!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great Read

    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson was created to entertain audiences with fanciful tales of pirates, treasure, and adventure, and it delivers. This novel was written in a time where reason and scientific discovery were systematically eliminating the imaginations of the general public, but Stevenson fought back. He tells a tale of a young boy, Jim Hawkins, who stumbles into a web of deceit and must fight for his life in order make it through each day. Hawkins finds an encoded treasure map, a staple of all swashbuckling novels, and proceeds, with companions close by, with a voyage in search of the ¿booty¿ at hand. On this voyage, the author draws the audience in with rumors of betrayal among the crew. The suspense builds until a full-blown mutiny occurs, led by the buccaneer Long John Silver. A few loyal crewmembers survive and escape to the island, living to fight another day. The survival of the ¿good guys¿ from this ordeal creates a promise of recurring conflict as well as espionage during the two-sided treasure hunt. Pirates and sailors clash in a stymied gunfight. The protagonist sneaks past the enemy border line and engages in a pistol duel for control over the ship he was forced to abandon. However, on his way back to rescue his friends, he is taken hostage and held as a bargaining chip for future negotiations. He is tied up, beaten, and nearly killed while under the ¿care¿ of Long John Silver. By some stroke luck, Silver had obtained the treasure map from the loyal crewmen and was in pursuit of his long-awaited treasure, but when the destination was reached, the treasure was already looted. Robert Louis Stevenson uses new plot twists to engage even the most logical of minds. He created an adventure that is not only a fun and chimerical read, but presents quandaries and paradoxes to satiate the palates of those readers who had the imagination of a rock. This was his battle through life. Stevenson was trying to prove that a dose of fantasy and imagination is necessary for life to be enjoyable and fulfilled. Through his novel Treasure Island, this goal is accomplished by exercising the limits of the audience¿s imagination and ensnaring them in a land of mystery, intrigue, betrayal, and heroism that presents new twists around every turn.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

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    A classic worthy of your time

    The popular image of a pirate has come to be a peg-legged, grammatically-incorrect, rum-fancying gold-seeker, usually of the selfish and corruptible variety (possibly with a parrot perched on the shoulder). Everyone knows a pirate cannot be trusted, because they are either risking their life for gold, or risking the lives of others for their own safety. This universally accepted pirate lore is largely indebted to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, a classic novel starring the young Jim Hawkins and his quest for treasure on an abandoned island.

    The story begins at Jim's home, the Admiral Benbow Inn, where his father is slowly passing away and a dilapidated old seaman has made himself at home. "The captain," as everyone calls him, steers clear of any obvious seamen, and warns Jim of a one-legged sailor. When Jim's father dies and strange and unwelcome men come knocking at the inn in search of the captain, the boy finds himself in the midst of an epic and dangerous adventure aboard The Hispaniola, a ship sailing toward the legendary island where Captain Flint buried his treasure.

    Treasure Island remains a cherished story to this day for many reasons. For one, Stevenson expertly crafts the protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Jim is a smart and resourceful young man. He has just lost his father, his mother is an ocean away, and the threat of death is around every corner, and yet he does anything but curl up and hide. In fact, his biggest fault is his undying bravery - his tendency to act before really thinking things through, but always in the best interest of his friends. Luckily for Jim and his comrades, such as the intelligent Dr. Livesey and the hardnosed Captain Smollett, his foolhardy actions often work out for the better. As Jim survives close shaves with the treacherous ocean and the backstabbing pirates, readers can see him evolving from a sad and scared young boy into a confident and honorable young man.

    Another gem within Stevenson's tale is the duplicitous Long John Silver, the peg-legged sailor that is a respected sea-cook one second and a mutinous captain the next. Silver is the ultimate pirate, always conniving and talking his way toward both treasure and survival. One never really knows whose side Silver is on, though it can be certain he is always doing what is best for himself. Stevenson gives Silver the ability to turn words and manipulate his fellow buccaneers - so well, in fact, that I often found myself wondering just what his intentions were. Was Silver really all that bad? Could he get any worse?

    Treasure Island is filled with mystery, deceit, yo-ho-hos, and bottles of rum - a true pirate's tale complete with plenty of action to keep the pages turning. From Captain Hook to Jack Sparrow to the popular Muppet's Treasure Island, bits of Stevenson's timeless story live on to this day. If you are interested in reading where the world of piracy and treasure-hunting first came to form, X marks the spot on Treasure Island - you're sure to find what you're looking for from the first sentence to the last.

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Question?

    Is this a good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Good

    Pretty good so far

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    2 stars

    2 stars

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