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  • Published: 4 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448182664
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
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Silver

Return to Treasure Island: Young Adult Edition




THE JOURNEY IS PERILOUS.

BUT IT’S THE DESTINATION YOU SHOULD FEAR…

‘I always liked your father – he was a lad of spirit. He was clever enough to know the value of an adventure, at any rate, and brave enough to carry it out!’

‘What adventure?’ I asked, although I already knew the answer.

‘Why the map of course, boy!’ Long John Silver’s voice rose into something of a scream. ‘The map and then the treasure across the sea! All the beautiful silver we left there. Your father and I only took what we could carry. But there’s more. Silver lying in the ground and the map will tell you where. Think of the fortune waiting for you’

With that encouragement, young Jim Hawkins and Silver’s daughter Natty set off in the footsteps of their fathers. They are determined to find Captain Flint’s hidden treasure. But the thrill of the ocean journey soon gives way to terror as the Nightingale reaches its destination. Treasure Island is not uninhabited as it once was…

  • Pub date: 4 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448182664
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the Author

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion is the former Poet Laureate, co-founded the Poetry Archive and was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in London.

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Praise for Silver

“All aboard! All aboard!”

Guardian

“Reeks of authenticity, cunning, intrigue, suspense and adventure. It’s brilliant”

Daily Mirror

“Genuinely exciting”

Daily Express

“This follow-up to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island reeks of authenticity, cunning, intrigue, suspense and adventure. It’s brilliant”

Daily Mirror

“Like Stevenson, Motion has achieved that very difficult thing: a children’s novel that works even better for adults. Look to your laurels, Rowling”

The Times

“Gripping”

Daily Mail

“Silver’s plot twists and turns and introduces elements beyond even Stevenson’s imagination. The result is a fascinating and richly colourful novel that can be read by children with an appetite for adventure and adults who will relish reliving the glory days of youth”

Glasgow Herald

“Thrilling... Beautifully written and genuinely exciting ”

Daily Express

“Silver provides a fitting sequel to Treasure Island, certainly, but also stands in its own right as a companion volume to a literary classic”

Observer

“Beautifully written”

Sunday Telegraph

“Elegant, affectionate homage to Robert Louis Stevenson… A piece of writing born of genuine love and respect for the original”

Sunday Times


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