Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1850 and became one of the world's most popular writers. He was novelist, essayist, and poet-master of a widely acclaimed style. His special literary talent has given his classic stories of adventure (Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and David Balfour, among others) a lasting place in the annals of English literature. Equally enduring are his compelling story of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and his unforgettable collection of poems for children, A Child's Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson died in 1894 N. C. Wyeth was born in Needham, Massachusetts, in 1882 and created more than 4,000 illustrations, murals, and easel paintings in his lifetime. He was one of the greatest of the several distinguished artists who worked during the "golden" years of illustration in America-including the first decades of this century. His dynamic paintings for Treasure Island, Robin Hood, The Boy's King Arthur, and other great adventure stories of Western literature (seventeen titles in all) are among his most famous and lasting work. N. C. Wyeth died in 1945Tim, Hamilton is the author of 'Treasure Island', published 1981 under ISBN 9780684171609 and ISBN 0684171600.