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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!
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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