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Stevenson House, Monterey, CA © Author Adventures

The first children’s book by Robert Louis Stevenson that children typically read is A Child’s Garden of Verses. Next might be Treasure Island, with its fantastic characters, striking adventures, and realistic dialogue, long before the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. You can read the ebook version at http://booksshouldbefree.com. Following that book, readers enjoy The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Now you can visit the author’s temporary home: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=963. He lived there briefly but it had an impact because he pulled Monterey experiences into Treasure Island. Read more about Robert Louis Stevenson here: biography.com.

In case you reach it after hours, bear in mind that Monterey offers a self-guided tour that you can take by calling a phone number and keying in a code number that corresponds to the place where you are. (See example in photo on this page.)

This is the second stop on our Northern California Author Adventures Trail.

Patricia Smart