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  • Published: 1 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9789380028217
  • Imprint: Steerforth Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 88
  • RRP: $19.99

Treasure Island




A beautiful Puffin Classics hardback inspired by the V&A Museum's collection of the work of William Morris.

Fifteen men on the dead man's chest -
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum.'

Life changes for Jim Hawkins the day a mysterious sailor walks into his father's inn. The sailor, Billy Bones, possesses a secret which is in hot demand. As Jim discovers when Billy Bones dies, the secret is actually a map which indicates the whereabouts of some hidden treasure... and people are willing to kill for it.

The much sought-after treasure map falls into the hands of Jim, and he embarks on an adventure to find legendary riches. Little does he know that it will be a voyage fraught with numerous and unknown dangers. On a ship full of pirates, all out for their own personal gain, Jim realizes that very few can be trusted. But will the murderous crew get what they want? Or will Jim outwit them to recover the buried treasure?

Robert Louis Stevenson's tale, full of action and adventure, has entertained readers for well over a hundred years. This graphic novel adaptation brings to life a fascinating story that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9789380028217
  • Imprint: Steerforth Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 88
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. The son of a prosperous civil engineer, he was expected to follow the family profession but was finally allowed to study law at Edinburgh University. Stevenson reacted forcibly against the Presbyterianism of both his city's professional classes and his devout parents, but the influence of Calvinism on his childhood informed the fascination with evil that is so powerfully explored in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Stevenson suffered from a severe respiratory disease from his twenties onwards, leading him to settle in the gentle climate of Samoa with his American wife, Fanny Osbourne.

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Praise for Treasure Island

“"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in  a way that excites kids about classic literature."— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)”


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