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Kidnapped (with an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith)

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Part of the Puffin Classics Series

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Action packed and compelling, Kidnapped is a classic adventure story involving danger and revealing great courage. David Balfour has to track down his uncle to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is not all that he seems. David is kidnapped and put aboard a ship to lead him to slavery. How he is helped to escape and find safety by Alan Breck, the daring young Jacobite rebel, and how the two of them survive and make good in the rough Scottish countryside is told in dramatic and thrilling detail.

 

This edition comes with a brilliant introduction by Alexander McCall Smith who tells us how he came to love this story and why it remains such a thrilling and exciting adventure in his mind. There's also lots of additional material at the end of the book including an author profile, a guide to who’s who plus many activities beyond the book.

 

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Kidnapped (with an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith) Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780141326023
Publication date: 06/08/2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141326023
Publication date: 6th August 2009
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by his faithful nurse, Alison Cunningham, known as Cummy in the family circle. She told him morbid stories about the Covenanters (the Scots Presbyterian martyrs), read aloud to him Victorian penny-serial novels, Bible stories, and the Psalms, and drilled the catechism into him, all with his parents' approval. Thomas Stevenson was quite a storyteller himself, and his wife doted on their only child, sitting in admiration while her precocious son ...

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