Manga is showing up all over the place. Kids are hanging out at bookstores at the manga sections. What a better way than to bring the classics into manga form. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island just got manga-fied and he has great company as YoungJin Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Y.Kids) is printing a wealth of classics down the line.
Young stowaway Jim Hawkins throws in his lot with pirates Black Dog, Blind Pew, and the unforgettable Long John Silver in this manga-style retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure story. Jim, overly romantic about life on the high seas, is unprepared for the frightening events ahead, including mutiny and an armed battle that poses a grim dilemma: should his loyalty lie with Captain Smollett or Long John Silver?
Combining the exciting graphics of manga style with classic stories, these beloved works by literary icons are accessible and entertaining to today’s children, as well as educational—each story is accompanied by a time line that puts the story’s events in historical perspective. Visually stunning, this series is a beautifully updated version of yesterday’s literary comics, sure to hook young readers on these perennial classics and the written word. Manga, one of the fastest growing segments of children’s literature, is incredibly popular amongst school-age children and lends itself exceptionally well to the vivid stories in this series.