These abridged books are all suitable for children of all ages and contain some of the most timeless adventure stories for boys. They include:
The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling): The Jungle Book brings the primeval forest to life. Animals have human powers of speech and action, but nature is ever present as Mowgli the man-cub is brought up by the wolves of the Seeonee Pack, Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Kaa the python, despite the attentions of Shere Khan the tiger.
Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson): This incredible story begins with a mysterious treasure map and an old buccaneer in an English country inn: soon we are on the high seas in a dangerous Caribbean quest that becomes a desperate battle of wits between young Jim Hawkins and the unforgettable wily old pirate Long John Silver.
Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson): David Balfour is kidnapped to be carried away to the Americas after narrowly escaping being murdered by his Uncle Ebenezer. He meets Alan Breck, the Jacobite, on board ship, but they are shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne): In 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, an expedition led by Professor Aaronax tries to track down a sea monster that has been sinking ships all over the world. Their ship explodes and suddenly they are on board the sea monster which turns out to be a submarine called The Nautilus, skippered by the mysterious Captain Nemo - an Indian prince who has become the Robin Hood of the open seas, stealing gold to help the poor.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain): The amusing and engaging story of a mischievous boy from the Mississippi river banks, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer sees our hero embark on a series of exciting adventures with his good friends Jim and Huck.