When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for slavery- he must escape. With the help of daring rebel Alan Breck, David faces a wild adventure as he is hunted across the desolate Scottish moors.
Robert Louis Stevenson's action adventure novel is brilliantly introduced by Alexander McCall Smith.
Ahoy there! Are you on the lookout for a pirate-themed book or two? From thrilling adventures on the high seas to calming bedtime tales, we’ve got something for every young buccaneer on this list.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency author can turn out five novels a year – but there’s one piece of kit he needs, he tells the Penguin Podcast.