When his father dies, David Balfour discovers he has inherited the family home near Edinburgh. But his Uncle Ebenezer also wants the house and puts David on a ship to America. The story follows David’s adventures across land and sea as he learns who he can trust. With the help of his new friend, Alan Breck, can David return to Edinburgh and claim what is rightfully his? An exciting adventure story set in the eighteenth century, Kidnapped also tells us much about Scottish history and culture at this time.