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A Month of: Children’s Fiction – My Best Reads: Treasure Island

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Seen as the month is almost over, I’m including a true ‘classic’ novel aimed at children but enjoyed by both children and adults alike through many different generations.

This classic swashbuckling tale has all the adventure, peril and excitement that children would want out of a story. With pirates and Long John Silver and boy-hero Jim who braves the exciting adventure to Treasure Island.

A wonderful story filled to the brim with buccaneers and buried gold, a coming-of-age story, and one immersed in a world where X marks the spot, one-legged seaman, tropical islands, uncharted waters, and parrots sitting atop shoulders – not to mention rum of course!

The novel sparked the new popular view of what pirates looked like, how they worked and lived and how they spoke. Treasure Island has become one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels.

A great read; a must read!!

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