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Benjamin's Treasure

Garth Williams. HarperCollins Publishers, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-028740-5

A new generation of readers will enjoy Rosemary Wells's picture book-length adaptation of an episode from Garth Williams's 1951 novel, The Adventures of Benjamin Pink, titled Benjamin's Treasure. Wells adds color to Williams's original black-and-white illustrations, with charming results. When Benjamin decides to go fishing one morning, he ends up on a deserted island and discovers treasure. But how will he get home? (HarperCollins, $15.95 32p ages 3-8 ISBN 0-06-028740-3; Mar.)