Treasure Island

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Boy and pirates hunt buried treasure in thrilling adventure.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 9+

One of the best children books ever

Read this aloud to my kids. Easily one of the best children's books ever. Boys loved and I loved reading it to them :)
age 8+

A True Classic Adventure

This is a true classic that everyone with a love for adventure will enjoy. Though there are some racist words, lots of drinking, and a lot of violence, that’s to be expected with pirates. I also found it to be a super easy read for being written in the late 19th century. I also love the moral and the hidden lessons within. Definitely a great children’s story.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love adventure tales and classic books

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