With just the mere mention of "pirates" this song sung by the pirates of Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novel "Treasure Island" comes straight to mind. Young readers can read all about the adventures that brought young Jim Hawkins to the sea searching for the island on which old Captain Flint buried his treasure, and fighting the pirates led by Long John Silver, accompanied by the inevitable shoulder-riding parrot, until he found the chests of gold thanks to the extravagant Ben Gunn.
Children will find themselves immersed in this timeless adventure, transported to the very heart of the story thanks to the wonderful illustrations by artist Francesca Rossi, whose talents lie in recreating the pirate atmosphere of the novel with outstanding realism. The large colourful images and sketches, in fact, give the impression you are actually reading Jim's journal as he travels, while the simple and engaging texts have been
adapted for the young readers of today.
Francesca Rossi graduated from the International School of Comics in Florence. She publishes illustrated books with various Italian publishers and does drawings for covers and posters. In addition to illustrating, she offers educational workshops in schools and libraries, and creates and decorates ceramic art. For White Star, she illustrated the Classic Fairytales series, Who's Afraid of Witches? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children, Little Women and Around the World in Eighty Days.