Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Happy Birthday, Robert Louis Stevenson!
Stevenson was a talented writer. We read Treasure Island aloud to our two sons a couple of times when they were younger; it is a favorite book at our house!
We also greatly enjoyed watching Disney's 1950 movie adaptation starring Robert Newton as Long John Silver - dozens and dozens of time! It was one of our sons' favorite movies, and Ken and I enjoyed it, too. In fact, I included it in a round-up of great pirate products for Family Fun magazine in 2005. And, of course, the Muppets starred in a pretty good adaptation of the novel, too!
I do think, though, that Treasure Island is the only Stevenson book I ever read. In fact, I was surprised when looked him up on amazon and discovered that he also wrote Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - I've seen stage productions of that one but have never read it. And, of course, he also wrote A Children's Garden of Verses, but I don't think I read that one either.
What are your favorite Robert Louis Stevenson works? Happy Birthday, Robert!