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Swallows and Amazons (Paperback)

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By Arthur Ransome, Arthur Ransome (Illustrator)
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A summer adventure like no other. Pirates, shark-infested waters, and buried treasure all come to life in this great tale set in the Northern Lake district of England. I wish this could have been my childhood! To make up for that, I make sure to read it every year. Wonderful tale (another favorite in the series is Swallowdale).

— From Swallows and Amazons, by Arthur Ransome

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For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published in the UK over a half century ago, these books are still eagerly read by children, despite their length and their decidedly British protagonists. We attribute their success to two facts: first, Ransome is a great storyteller and, second, he clearly writes from first-hand experience. Independence and initiative are qualities any child can understand and every volume in this collection celebrates these virtues.

Swallows and Amazons, the book that started it all in 1930, introduces the Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat Island, the able-bodied catboat "Swallow," and the two intrepid Amazons, plucky Nancy and Peggy Blackett.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781567924206
ISBN-10: 1567924204
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Publication Date: July 28th, 2010
Pages: 351
Language: English
Series: Swallows and Amazons