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Stevenson, Robert Louis
New York : A.A. Knopf, 1994.
IL 5-8 RL 8.9
ISBN 0684176343
(2 booktalks)
Booktalk #1

David Balfour spent his first years in a small village. When his dad died, he finds out about a long-lost uncle who has an estate. After locating the old gent, his adventures begin. The miser tries to kill David, then manages to sell him to a ship master bound for the colonies. On the ship he meets Alan Breck Stewart -- a Scotsman on the other side of the political issues from David still their mutual respect for honor bind them, when they are shipwrecked after taking over the ship, David falls on the rogue Alan's clan hospitality. Their trek through the barren heather of desolate Scotland makes interesting reading. Try to read the Scottish accent for fun. Think of Scotty on Star Trek!

Booktalk #2

This book is about this boy as just lost his father and is out to see the would. There's a letter his father wrote to him before he died. This letter has him going to his father's old house where he meets his uncle for the first time. One day a boy comes and gives his uncle a letter that is inviting them on a boat trip. Then something goes very wrong and has him and the other people on the boat fighting for their lives. This is not a very good book for people who like boring books. It has many of adventures. It also has parts that are so boring you would want to fall asleep.  (Jessica, student, Musselman Middle School. Bunker Hill, WV

SUBJECTS:     Adventure and adventureres  -- Fiction
                        Scotland -- History -- 18th century  -- Fiction


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