Kidnapped book cover


David Balfour lives in the lowlands of 18th-century Scotland. When his father dies, he sets out to find his fortune.

But in true adventure-story form, his uncle has David kidnapped and put on a ship to America to become slave labor. There's a rebellion on the ship, then it sinks, and still David's adventures have only barely begun.

As we get more young people in Laos eager to read, they're ready for longer books. This Lao version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure story will keep them on the edge of their seats.

by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Terri McComb, illustrated by Seng Xaysawan
First published in 2016 :: Lao language :: 288 pages :: Paperback :: A5

This book was made possible with support from Peggy Horn (Australia), Charles Felsenthal (USA) and the Australian Embassy in Laos. Thank you!

Samples pages from our book: Kidnapped


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