From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-Stripped down from the original, this version reads smoothly enough for younger readers to get the plot and essential characters straight and the oversized format gives the story and pictures import. But 14 Wyeth illustrations, murkily reproduced and in a garishly yellowed tint, hardly convey the artist's full-color, masterful, and classic depictions of the action. To see the real pictures, suggest that children look at the version published by Atheneum (1981). They might even read the whole story.Susan Hepler, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA
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About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson (1854-1894) was a Scottish essayist, novelist, and poet best known for romantic adventure stories such as Treasure Island (1883), Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) and Kidnapped (1886). Steve Zorn is a former editor of Running Press. He has written other children's classics (Courage) in the 9.98 format such as The Classic Book of Best-loved Bedtime Stories; Mostly Ghostly; Eight Spooky Tales to Chill Your Bones; Mostly Monsters; Eight Terrifying Tales to Tingle Your Spine; and Start Exploring[trademark] Masterpieces. N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) was an American illustrator and painter. His best known illustrations are for Stevenson's novels (Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow) and an edition of Robin Hood.