'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 realises 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.
Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850 and he is remembered as an accomplished poet and essayist, as well as a writer of tales of action and adventure. Stevenson's most famous work is the classic pirate story Treasure Island which was published in 1883. A fast-paced story with mass appeal, it soon became popular across the world. He died in 1894 on the island of Samoa where he had settled with his family. After majoring in Art from the University of Illinois, United States, Richard Kohlrus was lucky enough to make his passion his profession. Arts, comics and games are his main fields of interest and his illustrations are nothing less than masterpieces. He has illustrated many comic books and his work also features in Treasure Island, another title from Campfire.