Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751

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David Balfour has never had an adventure. He has never spent a night camping in the Scottish Highlands. He has never sailed the high seas. He has never fought in a battle. In fact David Balfour has never even left home. All he knows is a quiet country life.All this changes after the death of his parents. He suddenly learns that he, David Balfour, is a man of wealth and standing, and that he is not destined for a simple life after all. All he needs to do to assume this new station in life is to travel to the town of Cramond, Scotland, to collect his inheritance from his father's younger brother, an uncle he had not even known existed. But David soon discovers that this is not as simple as it sounds, as he struggles to survive and outwit his treacherous uncle in this classic adventure story.Original oil paintings by N. C. Wyeth capture the vitality of Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless tale of fortune, camaraderie, betrayal, and independence.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [1982]
ISBN: 9780684176345
Branch Call Number: j
Characteristics: xiv, 289 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm


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BradLibraryDivMgr May 13, 2010

Read it to my kids. Wow, there's a lot of insider Scottish history in there, but you do feel you've lived a bit and traveled a bit in another time, and had your share or hairsbreadth escapes with the heroes.


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anna9391 Aug 09, 2012

i hasve seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both: and i believe they both paid in the end but th fools first


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