Swallows And Amazons

Paperback | September 10, 2012

byArthur Ransome

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'Swallows and Amazons for ever!'

     The Walker children -- also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger -- set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out, and so begins a summer of unforgettable discoveries and incredible adventures.

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'Swallows and Amazons for ever!'     The Walker children -- also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger -- set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters,...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.4 × 5.1 × 1.28 inPublished:September 10, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099572796

ISBN - 13:9780099572794

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swallows And Amazons Review I really love the photos In the book so inspiring and so ancient on the adventure great book by Arthur Ransome hopthey make a movie!
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely book. What a lovely story, definitely of its time but well worth a read. The characters are believable and intriguing. The story develops gently.
Date published: 2015-06-07

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

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