A fast-paced classic
adventure including "a dare-devil companion, intrigues, narrow
escapes and desperate fighting."
The tale of the young, orphaned
David Balfour is off to meet Uncle Ebenezer (hmm, have the great
writers demonized this name?). As you surmised, Ebenezer
tricks, evicts, and strips David of his fortune.
This begins the exciting travels and travails of this young teen,
soon to be a man.
One of my favorite additions to
any good adventure is a map. The map must mark the travels of
the main character. This particular book (at least in my aged
edition) includes one entitled "The Map of Scotland for the reader
of KIDNAPPED". Very cool! And to top it off Stevenson
wrote Kidnapped using Scottish lingo. This makes the book a
bit more difficult, but it should not be a nut to hard to crack.
Stevenson, the poet, is a
Here is my review of A
Child's Garden of Verses
OK, I cannot control sharing this last
thought. If your family has never read
By the Great Horn Spoon and you are
thirsting for adventures like the above selection...well get it and
have a blast!