King Solomon's Mines

The classic story by H. Rider Haggard, adapted for children aged eleven and above.

King Solomon's Mines, by H. Rider Haggard, is considered to be one of the great adventure stories of all time. It was written in 1885, and was intended to rival R.L. Stevenson's Treasure Island. The book was an instant success, becoming a bestseller, and it has never been out of print.

This thrilling story tells of three men who plan a seemingly hopeless journey across the deserts of Africa, in search of a missing brother and the legendary diamond mines of King Solomon.

On their journey they face starvation, death, and the devilish evil of the Kukuanas, a lost African tribe. They have tried to plan for every situation, but nothing can prepare them for what they will find when they reach the Place of Death, at the foot of the dreaded Silent Ones…

Features of this edition:

  • adapted for children aged eleven and above
  • an introduction
  • maps, notes and comprehension questions

Price: $8 AU (approx. $7.20 US) | Download a Sample [PDF, 76 KB]

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Also available as a printed booklet.

Book Information

45 pages | 12,700 words | File size: 700 KB

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