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In my childhood I read Treasure Island and enjoyed it immensely.  Reading it along with my kids this much has given me a new appreciation for the classics, though I think that every time I reread something of this caliber.

The beautiful language combines with a strong story that sweeps the reader into a tale of pirates, treasure, and adventure.

While I enjoyed the book, I did not enjoy it as much as I hoped.  I think that with so much going on surrounding the Pirates of the Caribbean movie, it just did not thrill me.  My boys, however, tore right through it!

Maybe in another time and another place I can reread Treasure Island with zeal as my children did.  Even if you tire of the pirate hubbub, reread Treasure Island.  Sing with the sailors, look for that cache of gold, hit the high seas!  You will not regret, and neither do I!

Treasure Island is a perfect story for boys and those that love the sea.  It fit well into our study of oceans in home-school, and I hope you will take the time to revisit a classic.  They just don't teach authors the craft that Stevenson so eloquently and masterfully commands.

–Lady O

 

Originally posted on ladyozma.vox.com

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