A tale of high adventure and gripping drama, Kidnapped is the story of David Balfour, a young Scotsman orphaned by the death of his father. He is sent to live with his uncle Ebenezer, who, as circumstances soon reveal, turns out to be a ruthless old man who fears David may try to claim an inheritance relinquished to Ebenezer by David’s father. To get David out of the way, his uncle pays a ship’s captain to kidnap the boy, take him to sea and eventually sell him into bondage. Aboard ship the plucky young lad meets Alan Breck Stewart, a Scottish rebel with a price on his head. Together, they survive a shipwreck, struggle to elude the King’s forces and endure many hardships before reaching safety.
A thrilling classic full of danger and difficulty, courage and triumph, Kidnapped has delighted countless readers since it was first published in 1886. It has been skillfully abridged for this version, which retains all the adventure and excitement of the original. Brimming with fast-paced action, colorful atmosphere and vivid characters, this edition of the novel introduces young readers (and listeners) to one of Robert Louis Stevenson’s finest creations.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle
Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle

Here are two favorite stories by “the father of American literature” exactly as Washington Irving wrote them, newly reset in easy-to-read type, with six handsome new illustrations. Once again in these pages, Ichabod Crane, the hapless schoolmaster of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, faces the terror of the Headless Horseman; and the henpecked husband of Rip van Winkle rises from a 20-year sleep to find a world vastly changed. Children and adults alike will enjoy the humor and suspense of these two beloved classics of American literature.

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