Pirates of the Caribbean drew kids into theaters by the droves—and Robert Louis Stevenson’s irresistible tale of derring-do is simply the best, most original pirate story ever written. Young readers will joyfully set sail with Jim Hawkins, who has always dreamed of going to sea. And now he’s getting his chance, thanks to a very special treasure map he’s found…left behind by a pirate captain.
About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish author of novels, poems, and essays, is best known for the classic books Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson remains popular for his celebrated contributions to the adventure and horror genres.
Date of Birth:November 13, 1850
Date of Death:December 3, 1894
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Vailima, Samoa
Education:Edinburgh University, 1875