Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Robert Ingpen #treasureisland #bookreview #childrensbooks

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Illustrated by: Robert Ingpen

Blurb:

Yo ho ho! Sail off on an exciting high-seas adventure, complete with memorable characters, menacing pirates, a deserted tropical island, and buried treasure! In his latest illustrated classic, award-winning artist Robert Ingpen has crafted a stunning new edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved novel, featuring more than 70 action-packed pictures.

My Review:

Quick summary: 

Jim Hawkins lives at the Admiral Benbow Inn along with his parents in an English seaside town. A man named Billy Bones comes to the inn to rent a room and begins conversing with young Jim. During their discussion, Billy warns Jim to be wary of a one-legged man. Billy is confronted by buccaneers who threaten his life, and then Jim discovers a treasure map. Others know about the map too and want to locate it, but Jim is able to hide with it for the time being. Young Jim, along with a crew, head out on a seafaring adventure to find Captain Flint’s treasure before anyone else does. 

Thoughts: 

Treasure island is an exciting adventure novel published in 1883 by Robert Louis Stevenson. The story is about buried treasure, pirates, and mutiny. It’s a coming-of-age story with iconic characters and an intriguing plot. 

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Shabby Sunday: The Book of a Thousand Poems (1942) #VintageBooks #ShabbySunday #Thebookofathousandpoems #ChildrensBooks

Shabby Sunday

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I have a bunch of old vintage books and continue to acquire more. One of my plans when starting this blog was to do a post every now and then sharing one of my cherished, vintage books. I thought there might be other book bloggers out there with some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share.

This meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ is for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some shabby books you’d like to share? If so, please feel free to participate as anyone can join. Feel free to use my meme image if you’d like. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me in this post so that I can see the book you’re sharing.


Last time I shared:

Old Peter’s Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome

Today’s Shabby Share:

The Book of a Thousand Poems

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Mini B&N Book Haul #BookHaul #MiddleGrade #YA #Poetry #Books

Hey, friends! It’s Friday, and I couldn’t be happier. I had a good week, but it was quite stressful. I’m looking forward to resting and reading this weekend. How did your week go? Did you read any good books?

Today I thought I’d share a quick video of our book haul for this week. This was mainly a book haul for my kids, but I did manage to squeeze two books in for myself as well. I ordered from Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, and the box came on Thursday, which is faster than Amazon! With that said, this is only part of the order. I’ll do another post next week with the books that are still on the way. I’m trying to spend our book money with booksellers other than Amazon whenever possible. It’s also a guarantee that my books will ship in a box and not a bubble mailer.

Hope you enjoy ❤

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Blurb:

Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland for generations. Floods sweep away entire villages, while bloody wars are waged over the few remaining resources. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curses them with death and despair. In an attempt to appease him, each year a beautiful maiden is thrown into the sea to serve as the Sea God’s bride, in the hopes that one day the “true bride” will be chosen and end the suffering.

Many believe that Shim Cheong, the most beautiful girl in the village—and the beloved of Mina’s older brother Joon—may be the legendary true bride. But on the night Cheong is to be sacrificed, Joon follows Cheong out to sea, even knowing that to interfere is a death sentence. To save her brother, Mina throws herself into the water in Cheong’s stead.

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Shabby Sunday: Old Peter’s Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome 1916 (1967) #VintageBooks #ShabbySunday #OldPetersRussianTales #ChildrensBooks

Shabby Sunday

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I have a bunch of old vintage books and continue to acquire more. One of my plans when starting this blog was to do a post every now and then sharing one of my cherished, vintage books. I thought there might be other book bloggers out there with some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share.

This meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ is for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some shabby books you’d like to share? If so, please feel free to participate as anyone can join. Feel free to use my meme image if you’d like. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me in this post so that I can see the book you’re sharing.


Last time I shared:

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

Today’s Shabby Share:

Old Peter’s Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome

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