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Swallows And Amazons By Arthur Ransome

Swallows And Amazons
by Arthur Ransome

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The ultimate children's classic - long summer days filled with adventure. Two fierce Amazon pirates, Nancy and Peggy, challenge them to war and a summer of battles and alliances ensues. It created a whole world to explore, one that lasted long in the imagination after the final page had been read' - Marcus Sedgwick
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Swallows And Amazons Summary


Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome

The ultimate children's classic - long summer days filled with adventure. John, Susan, Titty and Roger sail their boat, Swallow, to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. Exploring and playing sailors is an adventure in itself but the island holds more excitement in store. Two fierce Amazon pirates, Nancy and Peggy, challenge them to war and a summer of battles and alliances ensues. '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' - Marcus Sedgwick

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Swallows And Amazons Reviews


"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 Arthur Ransome


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; so began a writing career which has produced some of the best children's treasures of all time. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for his book, Pigeon Post.

Additional information

GOR001151342
Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Arthur Ransome
Swallows And Amazons
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Random House Children's Publishers UK
1995-12-01
384
0099503913
9780099503910
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.