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Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome
  

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. 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.
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Synopsis

Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome

For the Walker children, sailing the boat Swallow to an island for a camping trip is a fantastic adventure. But soon they find themselves under attack from the fierce pirates of the Amazon, Nancy and Peggy. And so begins the battles, alliances and discoveries in a summer like no other.

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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 *


About the Author

Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds in 1884 and went to school at Rugby. He was in Russia in 1917, and witnessed the Revolution, which he reported for the Manchester Guardian. After escaping to Scandinavia, he settled in the Lake District with his Russian wife where, in 1929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons. And so began a writing career which has produced some of the real children's treasures of all time. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for his book, Pigeon Post. Ransome died in 1967. He and his wife Evgenia lie buried in the churchyard of St Paul's Church, Rusland, in the southern Lake District.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2016

Author

Arthur Ransome

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Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Format

Paperback
384 pages
Interest Age: From 8 to 16 years

Categories

Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781782957393

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