When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for slavery - he must escape. With the help of daring rebel Alan Breck, David faces a wild adventure as he is hunted across the desolate Scottish moors. Robert Louis Stevenson's action adventure novel is brilliantly introduced by Alexander McCall Smith.
About The Author
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish essayist, poet and author of fiction and travel books, was known especially for his novels of adventure. Stevenson became famous with the romantic adventure story Treasure Island, which appeared in 1883. Among his other popular works are Kidnapped (1886), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) and The Master Of Ballantrae (1889).
With an enticing introduction by bestselling author, Alexander McCall Smith
The Puffin Classics series is a perfect marriage of the old and the new. Enjoy some of the best books from the past and find out why and how they inspired some of the best writers of the present -- Julia Eccleshare * Lovereading4kids *
Series: Puffin Classics
For Ages: 10+ years old
For Grades: 5+
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: October 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 13.1 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1