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This week for What to Read Wednesday I'm bringing it back to the classics. And with summer in full swing I thought a short fun summer read was in order.
If you've never read the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, Treasure Island, you are really missing out! It is a fun coming-of-age tale that's action packed and captivating. Though I will admit that the beginning was a bit slow, but I got past it by imaging the characters as the Muppets (from my favorite movie adaptation Muppet Treasure Island). But after the first chapter, the story really picks up.
I didn't actually read Treasure Island until I was in college. I loved it so much I would tell everyone I met they should read it too. And I tell you the same, read Treasure Island, it's an incredible story.
Treasure Island follows a young boy Jim Hawkins who finds a treasure map and joins the crew put together to find the treasure. Unbeknownst to any good natured man on the ship, the crew has been infiltrated by pirates planning a mutiny. Jim must choose then to join the mutiny and pirates or try to fight them off.
It's a great book for kids and adults and may be a fun listen. I saw that there is a dramatic reading of it on Audible that you can get for free with a free trial of Audible. I love listening to books with my kids as it helps them engage their imagination and is great for their speech development. As a busy mom, listening to books allows me to multitask, I can clean the kitchen and "read" a book at the same time. It's a win-win. If you're feeling like you're struggling to find time to read, maybe you should check out Audible too. And maybe your first listen should be Treasure Island.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!