Robert Michael Ballantyne (24 Apryle 1825 – 8 Februar 1894) wis a Scots author o juvenile fiction that wrote mair nor 100 beuks. He wis an aa an accomplished artist, an exhibitit some o his watter-colours at the Ryal Scots Academy.[1]

R. M. Ballantyne
Robert Michael Ballantyne.jpg
R. M. Ballantyne, c. 1890
Born24 Apryle 1825(1825-04-24)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Dee'd8 Februar 1894(1894-02-08) (aged 68)
Roum, Italy
Pen nameComus
Period19t century
GenreJuvenile feection


  1. "Obituary", The Times (34184), 10 February 1894, p. 5, retrieved 17 December 2013, (Subscription required (help)) Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)