Robert Louis Stevenson Google Logo

Nov 12, 2010 • 8:33 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Tomorrow, November 13th, is 160th birthday of Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Louis Stevenson is well known for writing Treasure Island, an adventure novel. The Google logo, which is now available on Google Australia depicts that well.

Google Robert Louis Stevenson's 160th Birthday

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and died at the age of 44 on December 3, 1894 in Vailima, Samoa. His most notable works include Treasure Island, A Child's Garden of Verses, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

For more information about him, please see Wikipedia.

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11/14/2010 04:21 am

I love the fact that Google is celebrating the master, and his masterful work Treasure Island.Oh and now I want my kids to read it more. So since it's Robert Louis Stevenson's Birthday was fortunate enough to launch a version of Treasure Island I really hope will bring kids into the story: the app represents the first ever 3D Audiobook (an iPad and iPhone app). To create Treasure Island I got to really embrace the book because we were able to restore images from antique copies of Treasure Island with permission from the University of MN Children’s Literature Archives. I don't know if I'll get my kids to play authors, but the images are now viewed through a completely modern 3D Pop-up that they can control, and I hope it along with the amazing writing of Robert Louis Stevenson will get them engaged. You can see the app here:

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