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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. BACKSTORY: Crack the Swallow's code and learn all about the adventurous author.
This book may look long to modern children and the illustrations may appear old-fashioned but the story of two families (no parents) sailing in rivalry on holiday in the Lake District is as enthralling and humorous as anything ever written for young readers.
|Publication date:||1st August 2012|
|Publisher:||Vintage Children's Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),|
Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds in 1884. He had an adventurous life - as a baby in he was carried by his father to the top of the Old Man of Coniston, a peak that is 2,276ft 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 Russian Revolution began he became a journalist and was a special correspondent of the Guardian. He played chess with Lenin and married Trotsky's personal secretary, Evgenia Petrovna Shelepina. On their return to England, ...More About Arthur Ransome