Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 (Google eBook)

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Cassell, Limited, 1891 - Scotland - 311 pages
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The adventures of sixteen-year-old David Balfour, an orphan, who after being kidnapped by his villainous uncle manages to escape and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule.
  

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This book is, at heart, a ripping good yarn. - Goodreads
Good adventure in great writing. - Goodreads
Indeed, the ending itself is a marvel of maturity. - Goodreads

Review: Kidnapped (David Balfour #1)

User Review  - Lisa James - Goodreads

Well, even though this is supposed to be a kids' book, it was pretty engaging even for this Mom. I loved the fact that in my 1948 edition anyway, that even though the author sometimes writes in ... Read full review

Review: Kidnapped (David Balfour #1)

User Review  - Kenneth Zhu - Goodreads

I decided to choose this book because the brurb at the back of the book looks interesting and I wanted to find it more. Also, I am very interested finding out how they kidnapped what people are going ... Read full review

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