Return to Treasure Island

Book - 2012
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July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Young Jim spends his days roaming the mist-shrouded estuaries, running errands for his father and listening to his stories in the taproom; tales of adventures on the high seas, of curses, murder and revenge, black spots and buried treasure and of a man with a wooden leg. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives on the river with a request for Jim from her father Long John Silver. Aged and weak, but still possessing a strange power, the pirate proposes that Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint's hidden bounty, the 'beautiful bar silver' left behind many years before. Silver has chartered a ship and a hardy crew for this purpose, whose captain is waiting only for the map, now locked away at the Hispaniola. Making haste from London, Jim and Natty set off in the footsteps of their fathers, their tentative friendship growing stronger day by day. But the thrill of the ocean odyssey gives way to terror as the Nightingale reaches its destination, for it seems that Treasure Island is not as uninhabited as it once was. Featuring a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates, and stories of love, valour and terrible cruelty, "Silver" is a worthy sequel to "Treasure Island" one of the greatest adventure stories ever told and a work of extraordinary authenticity and imaginative power from one of England's greatest writers.
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2012.
Branch Call Number: ADVENTURE
Characteristics: 404 p. ;,23 cm.
Notes: Sequel to: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.


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Jun 01, 2016

A fun and heartfelt take on a beloved, childhood classic of adventure. Obviously not as good as the original, but a good enough summer adventure read. Might recommend to a bright young lad or lass.

Dec 02, 2015

If you enjoyed the 60s TV show "Flipper" or the "Peter Pan" children's story, then this sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's pirate tale will appeal - otherwise you will likely be disappointed. The first 100 pages moves at the gentle pace of the ebbing and flowing Thames River. I don't see the purpose of Motion in having imaginary animals in his tale such as the doo-dah (dodo?) and oversize squirrels.

rlbishop7880 Oct 02, 2013

The style was honest, the concept was brave, the story was true...up until the very very very end. So much of this book was amazing and awesome. The voices of the characters came through incredibly well. This was not a sequel, but a true continuance 40 years beyond the events of the original. Only the final moments jarred loose from the carfully constructed foundation Motion built this story on, leaving me wondering if this is where he truly intended togo all along and I just couldn't (maybe didn't want to) see it, or if something happened that dictated the ending. I feel like I should read it again to parse it out, but the ending is the only reason I can only give this 3 stars.

Violet_Dog_1215 Aug 05, 2012

OMG!!!!!!!!! I could not take my eyes off of this book. I love this book and i think that anyone who read this they will think the same thing. Love this book. <3

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