Treasure Island (Search Trilogy)

A Language-Illustrated Classic

By Robert Louis Stevenson, Michael Clay Thompson

$13.00

Class sets 10 or more print books: $8.00 each
Order code: 8159S

Treasure Island is the first book in the Search Trilogy of language-illustrated classic novels.

Description

The MCT edition of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is reproduced in its entirety and includes Michael’s “language illustrations”—close-ups of poetic techniques, four-level analyses of interesting grammar, and comments about writing strategies. Challenging vocabulary is defined at the bottom of each page.

According to Michael:

Treasure Island was first serialized in Young Folks magazine from 1881 to 1882 and then published in novel form in 1883. Stevenson created a world-unto-itself, with a ship’s-worth of pirates and rogues, good souls and bad. While reading Treasure Island, we feel the salt spray of the novel, hear the booming surf on the reef, and glimpse the quick wink of that smartest of pirates, Long John Silver. Jim Hawkins is a true spirit, navigating a path through the unworldly, even as circumstances become stranger and stranger. Stevenson soaks us in strong characters with vivid, rich names—rascals and thieves, lawyers and boys. From one’s first reading of Treasure Island, Long John Silver clunks into one’s inner reality with his wooden leg and his squawking parrot and his weasel words, and from that day forward, there is always an inner Long John lurking within us, ready to fool us once again.” 

Details

Curriculum
MCT Language Arts Curriculum
Level
Level 3
Strand
Literature
Series
The Search Trilogy
Ages
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grades
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects
MCT Language Arts, Novels
Pages
399
ISBN
978-0-89824-815-9
Order Code
8159