Swallows And Amazons - Swallows And Amazons (Paperback)
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Swallows And Amazons - Swallows And Amazons (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 05/04/2001
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The novel that refocused the children’s adventure story endures as a testament to juvenile friendships, play and the excitement of the great outdoors. The Walkers and the Blacketts transform themselves into the titular pirate gangs in a holiday packed with derring-do in the Lake District.

'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.

BACKSTORY: Crack the Swallow's code and learn all about the adventurous author.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780099503910
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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I absolutely loved this book as a boy.... The simple line drawings were just wonderful; they gave the feeling of wide open spaces and freedom. -- Tony Ross
My childhood simply would not have been the same without this book. It created a whole world to explore, one that lasted long in the imagination after the final page had been read -- Markus Sedgwick
All the thrills of Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe * Daily Telegraph *
The very stuff of play * The Guardian *
Thrilling not only to young readers fond of the sea, but also to older readers who remember how they enjoyed sea stories when they themselves were young * Scotsman *

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“Timeless!”

I've only just discovered this classic adventure series from Arthur Ransome, and I cannot believe it took me so long. If you loved Enid Blyton's Famous Five then the Summer-time adventures of the four Walker... More

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“Fond memories”

This reminds me of my childhood. My mother had a complete set and I loved reading it. I still do! Its a lovely edition

Hardback edition
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“Health and safety nightmare!”

I read this as a child but did not especially enjoy it. Re-reading it now as part of an Open University module was interesting. Ransome writes with a gentle descriptive pace although as a non sailor I found the... More

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