Ages 5 & up
Adapted for Audio Fiction - 1 COMPACT DISC - 1 hour
Publisher, Greathall Productions (December 2001)
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"His clear, limber voice can conjure up startling action, exotic terrain and fierce weather as needed." --Parenting Magazine
"Jim Weiss' voice is liquid gold." --CNN TV
"This man can weave a story that reels you in. His Greathall Productions are expertly produced." --Children's Book Review
"Weiss' ear for dramatic tension, his versatility in creating characters and his flawless storyteller's rhythms work magic...even adults will find it difficult not to be caught up into the spell." --Parent's Choice
"A great way to lead listeners to the fiction shelves." --Booklist
Pirates! Buried treasure! Loyal friends and treacherous villains! Here is Robert Louis Stevenson's immortal adventure with all its vivid characters. Set sail on the good ship Hispaniola, and experience the mile-a-minute adventures, sudden plot twists and hair's breadth escapes. You are sure feel the sea breeze blowing through your own hair!
"This classic recording (of Treasure Island) will captivate listeners thanks to Jim Weiss' ability to bring a story to life...this skillful presentation will encourage young listeners to read Treasure Island." —School Library Journal
About the Storyteller: Jim Weiss has been a storyteller for over 25 years. In June, 1989, Jim decided to do something more with the craft that he had formerly practiced solely for pleasure. He and his wife, Randy, formed a production company, Greathall Productions, and have thus far produced twenty-five (25) storytelling recordings with enticing titles from classical literature, such as Greek Myths, King Arthur and Sherlock Holmes. Jim's Greathall line is the recipient of 53 major national awards from The American Library Association, Parents' Choice Foundation, NAPPA, the Parents' Council, The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, The Film Advisory Board, Parents' Guide to Children's Media Award and more. Weiss' newest releases are Celtic Treasures, Heroes in Mythology and Chanukah, and The Festival of Light.
Jim travels extensively about The United States, giving live performances at stores, libraries, schools and community events. He has hosted and starred in a PBS television pilot that won a Northern California Emmy for Best Children's Show, and has even performed at The White House Annual Easter Event. As a storyteller, Jim's performances have been described as exciting and enchanting. His connection to his audience is magnetic and interactive, proof positive that storytelling today rejuvenates one of the first and most personal forms of entertainment. Adults and children alike leave the performance feeling that they have really met characters from a wide range of classic literature and folk tales. Jim's presentations garner heightened respect for the art of storytelling and the literature itself.