[Originally published in Ready Readers: Middle School Literature, Vol. 1]
The original pirate story, and still the best! Stevenson's classic tale of swashbuckling adventure set the standard for everything that followed, and your students will never regret joining Jim Hawkins and his mates in the search for Skeleton Island. Stevenson's clear themes of loyalty, deception and growing up make for a discussion that's accessible for younger students and teachers alike.