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
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.