After his parents die, young David Balfour goes to live with his uncle, Ebenezer Balfour. Ebenezer is an old man but dangerous. He puts David on a ship to America and a difficult time begins. Can the mysterious stranger on the ship help David? Or is life more dangerous with him than without him?
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David Balfour''s Uncle Ebenezer is a crooked, mean old man. He tricks the lad into joining a slave ship a nd heading off to the Carolinas. Fortunately David rises to the occasion and emerges victorious to claim his rightful in heritance. 'Review:
These inaugurate a new series of uniform classics, simplified so that little more than their bare essentials remain. Where there may be an excuse for a revision for young moderns of, say, the stilted quality of Defoe's Crusoe or a shortening of Kidnapped's lengthy descriptions - these are matters of individual taste. But it does seem that readers should be willing to take what the authors wrote originally. That case is strengthened by the bone-dryness of these revisions, all of which have been cut so extensively that little atmosphere remains, and the purpose-to introduce young readers to the classics-defeats itself. Attractive size and format and plentiful supplies of colored pictures make up for textual imperfections. Plastic covers. (Kirkus Reviews) --Kirkus Reviews
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