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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. andlt;BRandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; Original oil paintings by N. C. Wyeth capture the vitality of Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless tale of fortune, camaraderie, betrayal, and independence.

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist. In 1883, while bedridden with tuberculosis, he wrote what would become one of the best known and most beloved collections of children's poetry in the English language, A Child's Garden of Verses. Block City is taken from that collection. Stevenson is also the author of such classics as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) began his artistic career as a young adult. Born in Needham, Massachusetts, Wyeth traveled the American West extensively and drew what he saw. His prolific career includes three thousand works and more than one hundred book illustrations, including those for a majority of the Scribner Illustrated Classics series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689865428
ill.:
Wyeth, N.C.
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Wyeth, N. C.
Author:
Meis, Timothy
Author:
Wyeth, N. C.
Author:
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Location:
New York
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Scotland History 18th century.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Series:
Scribner Storybook Classic
Series Volume:
no. 38/2002
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c int.-jkt
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9.75 in 21.91 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
08-12

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