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  • Published: 15 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9789380028521
  • Imprint: Steerforth Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 72
  • RRP: $16.99

Kidnapped




A rollicking, twisting story of kidnap and betrayal versus courage and friendship

It took an epic journey to get back to where he started from...

Arriving at his Uncle's house, David Balfour expects a warm welcome, a hearty meal and friendly conversation.
Instead he is jailed, kidnapped, lost at sea, falsely accused of murder and finds himself on the run with a smuggler called Alan Breck.

All that David wants is to return to his Uncle's home and exact revenge, but the path that leads him there will be fraught with terror and danger.

Join David as he fights to survive on a desert island, and journeys through the wild Highlands of Scotland encountering notorious outlaws and other strange characters.

Written by the author of Treasure Island (also published by Campfire), Kidnapped has enchanted readers since its first publication in 1886. Based on a true story, Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless adventure classic is now available to readers of all ages.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9789380028521
  • Imprint: Steerforth Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 72
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. The son of a prosperous civil engineer, he was expected to follow the family profession but was finally allowed to study law at Edinburgh University. Stevenson reacted forcibly against the Presbyterianism of both his city's professional classes and his devout parents, but the influence of Calvinism on his childhood informed the fascination with evil that is so powerfully explored in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Stevenson suffered from a severe respiratory disease from his twenties onwards, leading him to settle in the gentle climate of Samoa with his American wife, Fanny Osbourne.

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Praise for Kidnapped

“"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in  a way that excites kids about classic literature."— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)”


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