Treasure Island (Edited Classic)

Robert Louis Stevenson (Author)
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Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

When a mysterious stranger with a scar on his cheek dies, young Jim Hawkins ends up with a mysterious map of an island. He imagines that he is off to a wonderful sea adventure that will lead to a huge treasure. But once he sets sail with Dr. Livesey and the one-legged Long John Silver, the dream turns out to include greed, mutiny, and murder.

Townsend Library classics have been edited to make them more accessible to todays readers. But the books have not been abridged in the sense of shortening them by sacrificing story development, character richness, and the authors voice. In our experience, abridged books result from a simplistic removal of large chunks of material or a formulaic translation that robs a book of its distinctive flavor. By contrast, as we produce a Townsend Library title, we seek to edit the material carefully and respectfully in order to preserve the qualities that have made the book a classic.

TL editors approach every book entirely on its own merits, guided constantly by these questions:

What will get in the way of a readers enjoyment of this wonderful story?

How can the story be made more readable while preserving the integrity of the original book?

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SKU 4742
ISBN 9781591940388
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 760L
Product Type Paperback Books
Primary Contributor Robert Louis Stevenson
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Townsend Press