Hamilton, Tim, adaptor. Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.

Author:Galuschak, George
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

HAMILTON, Tim, adaptor. Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. Penguin, Puffin Graphics. 176p. illus. c2005. 0-1424-0470-5. $9.99. JSA *

Treasure Island is a tale made for graphic adaptation. Young Jim Hawkins meets the old sea-hand known as the Captain at his parents' inn. The Captain wishes to avoid his old mates, but soon enough the summons comes--the dreaded Black Spot. The Captain drops dead where he stands, bloodthirsty pirates overwhelm the inn, and Jim and his mother barely escape with their lives. The pirates are seeking the Captain's treasure map (which Jim took with him), showing where the booty he murdered six men for lies. Soon Jim is on the high seas, seeking Treasure Island. Unfortunately, the ship's crewmen (led by Long John Silver) are all pirates, and mutiny and murder ensue.

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