Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome

Swallowdale

byArthur Ransome

Paperback | September 10, 2012

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"The world that the children enter as soon as they get off the train in the Lake District is as separate from their everyday world as Hogwarts or Narnia... For most readers, the idea of cooking trout you have caught yourself is as strange and poetic as the idea of casting a spell that turns a teacup into a turtle." --Guardian

     'Ahoy! Ahoy! Swallows! Ahoy!'

Have you ever sailed in a boat or built a camp? Have you caught trout and cooked it yourself? The four Swallows, John, Susan, Titty and Roger return to the lake full of such plans and they can't wait to meet up with Nancy and Peggy, the Amazon Pirates. When the Swallow is shipwrecked and the Amazon's fearsome Great-Aunt makes decides to make a visit their summer seems ruined. Then they discover a wonderful hidden valley and things take a turn for the better.

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ARTHUR RANSOME was born in Leeds in 1884. He had an adventurous life -- as a baby he was carried by his father to the top of the Old Man of Coniston, a peak that is 2,276 ft high! He went to Russia in 1913 to study folklore and in 1914, at the start of World War I he became a foreign correspondent for the Daily News. In 1917 when the R...
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Title:SwallowdaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 7.4 × 5.1 × 1.5 inPublished:September 10, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099572826

ISBN - 13:9780099572824

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“There is plenty of excitement, a little danger, a quality of thinking, planning and fun which is delightful and stimulating.” –TLS

“He makes a tale of adventure a handbook to adventure.” –Observer