Swallows And Amazons by Arthur RansomeSwallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Swallows And Amazons

byArthur Ransome

Paperback | September 10, 2012

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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.

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...
Title:Swallows And AmazonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.39 × 5.12 × 1.25 inPublished:September 10, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099572796

ISBN - 13:9780099572794


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rather dull Although an apparent adventure story, Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" is prominently a how-to guide on sailing and camping. Details can be rather tedious, making the book rather dull.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, but not for everyone Got swamped by sailing lingo, story was a slow start, but if you can appreciate the details, they reinforce the feeling of adventure and flesh out the story that gets really good in the later half.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh It's a dreamy notion, and it is not surprising that this book was idolized and praised at the time of it's release, however even though the idea of sailing and owning a private island are desirable, the events of this book are slow moving, redundant and highly concentrated with sailing terminology I will never understand. For what it was at the time, it's a great story, but I still find books published decades in advance to have more of a kick.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great book. I read this book in one day. It was fun and easy to follow so it made for a quick read.the story moves quickly, its a cute adventure
Date published: 2017-03-20
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

Editorial Reviews

“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