by Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Harper & Brothers 1915
Number of pages: 332
The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, who finds himself owner of a map to Treasure Island, where the fabled pirate booty is buried; honest Captain Smollett, heroic Dr. Livesey, and the good-hearted but obtuse Squire Trelawney, who help Jim on his quest for the treasure; the frightening Blind Pew, double-dealing Israel Hands, and seemingly mad Ben Gunn, buccaneers of varying shades of menace; and, of course, garrulous, affable, ambiguous Long John Silver, who is one moment a friendly, laughing, one-legged sea-cook . . .and the next a dangerous pirate leader!
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by Anna L. Curtis - The Island Workshop Press
This book of boys' and girls' stories will delight readers of all ages. They are 'stories', but they are not imaginary. These men and women, these boys and girls, are real persons and they did these brave deeds herein related.
by Lewis Carroll - Macmillan and Co.
This is possibly the best known children's novel, a fantastical, whimsical tale which grabs reader's imagination and bursts with visual possibility. The story plays with logic, which has made it of lasting popularity with children as well as adults.
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by E. Cherubini - Ginn and Co.
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