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Classic literature gets adapted into Choose Your Path, for kids! You're the main character. Can you survive this pirate tale?
Classic literature gets adapted into Choose Your Path, for kids! You're the main character. Can you survive this pirate tale?
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Can You Survive: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island 

Treasure Island 1758

...When you make it to the beach, everything turns to chaos. The rest of your group is ahead of you and races off to the right, down the sandy beach. From the left, pirates burst out of the woods. With swords drawn, they give chase.

A cannonball explodes in front of you. You’re thrown backward, dazed. The sound of ringing fills your ears.

Men fire guns. Swords clash. Then one pirate turns in your direction. He smiles cruelly. Knife drawn, he stalks toward you.

Should you race after your friends toward the fort? Pirates are already chasing them. Or is it better to escape to the left, in the direction from which the pirates just came? There might be more pirates that way. What will you choose to do?

Choose Your Path

This is Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic pirate novel, Treasure Island, retold in the Choose Your Path format. The reader becomes Jim Hawkins. He must first survive the voyage to Treasure Island and then outwit a band of pirates to escape with the gold. The story has been adapted with care to be appropriate for readers, ages 9–13. 

This is a pro-literature adventure/survival story for boys. It is written with reluctant readers in mind, but its format appeals to boys and girls alike. Even a few adults have told us they love these books. The path is yours to choose. Your own adventure awaits.

What’s the Money For?

Six Can You Survive (CYS) books have been published by our modest little company. 
  • Jack London's Call of the Wild
  • Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Greek Mythology's Adventures of Perseus
  • Howard Pyle's Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

They are selling just well enough for us to print the next book, which is why we want to try something a little different.

The cost of producing books is high, but where we need help is... marketing! In order for us to take the next big step forward, we will work with a publicist to market the book. But after paying the publicist fees (more than $5,000), we won't have enough money left to print any books. Yikes!

So our budget needs a boost. With your help, Kickstarter money will be put toward the printing of Treasure Island. And, of course, funds above and beyond our goal will be put to good use. That means more marketing and more books!

Thank You

If you like what you see, we hope you will considering pledging. Thank you for your support!

—Blake Hoena, Ryan Jacobson & Liz Hurley

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    You get our eternal gratitude. Well, that and an early EBOOK version of CYS: Treasure Island.

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    Get the ebook plus an ADVANCE COPY of CYS: Treasure Island, autographed by writer Blake Hoena and artist Liz Hurley.

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    You get a digital copy of every CYS ebook that we have produced so far. That's 10 ebooks! Plus, we'll throw in a digital copy of our first CYS release of 2014. (Files are for eReaders; PDFs will not be available.)

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    You'll receive the Treasure Island ebook, plus an autographed copy of each of FIVE DIFFERENT CYS BOOKS written by Blake and/or illustrated by Liz Hurley.

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    You get the ebook, the five printed books (including one printed copy of Treaure Island) and a limited edition Treasure Island poster autographed by the cover artist, Liz Hurley.

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    Your reward includes the Treasure Island ebook, the five books, and you get to CHOOSE HOW THE CHARACTER DIES in one scene of an upcoming CYS book.

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    Your reward includes the Treasure Island ebook, the first five books, and YOU WILL APPEAR ON THE COVER of an upcoming CYS book. Plus, you will receive an exclusive print of that cover.

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