|About the Book|
For Sage Smiley, summer vacation doesnt just mean a break from school. It means finally going on vacation with his favorite uncle, Dunkirk Smiley (a.k.a., “Uncle Duncle”), who just happens to be a world-famous explorer. Sage can barely contain hisMoreFor Sage Smiley, summer vacation doesnt just mean a break from school. It means finally going on vacation with his favorite uncle, Dunkirk Smiley (a.k.a., “Uncle Duncle”), who just happens to be a world-famous explorer. Sage can barely contain his excitement when Uncle Duncle announces theyll be flying in his World War II Supermarine Spitfire, and using the powers of a magical talisman to go wherever Sage would like. But the aerial adventure goes awry when Sages imagination brings them to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, a perilous destination teeming with murderous pirates, treacherous allies, and man-eating sharks. Together they must free a group of prisoners from the clutches of Long John Silver, lay claim to the glittering chests of pirate treasure, and fight for their very lives. Can a typical boy like Sage find the courage and the craftiness to survive in this land of legends? This exhilarating adventure introduces young readers to Robert Lewis Stevensons literary classic, Treasure Island. Although the swashbuckling world of Treasure Island is the setting for this thrilling, reality-bending novel, the story begins in the present day- the two main characters, Sage and his Uncle Dunkirk, are contemporary characters who bring references to the present with them to the fictional island set in the past. From the tales of Uncle Dunkirk’s international travels to the origins of the WWII Spitfire that he flies, Uncle Duncle teaches about the many real-life wonders of the world around us, and illustrates how great literature can come alive!