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Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Swallows and Amazons
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This is the first title in Arthur Ransom's classic serires, originally published in 1930, for children and grownups. This first book introduces the Walker family and the camp on Wild Cat Island.
This is the first title in Arthur Ransom's classic serires, originally published in 1930, for children and grownups. This first book introduces the Walker family and the camp on Wild Cat Island.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780879235734 (087923573X)
Publisher: David R Godine
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
Series: Swallows and Amazons (#1)
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MostlyDelores
MostlyDelores rated it
5.0 Swallows and Amazons
I grew up reading Enid Blyton -- The Famous Five, The (whatever) of Adventure, lashings of boarding school stories (see what I did there?) -- I loved the hearty, rosy-cheeked English children with their pluck and their tinned pineapple and potted meat sandwiches (I was mostly too young to catch all ...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
4.0 Swallows and Amazons
BETTER DROWNED THAN DUFFERSIF NOT DUFFERS WONT DROWN.Thus permission is given for four children, the youngest aged seven, to take the sailing boat "Swallow" and camp on an island near their summer holiday home. This is a story of being explorers: Captain, Mate, Able-seaman, and Ship's Boy. Of Amaz...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
I wrote a review of this and it disappeared. It was a good review, too, nicely scathing about the tedium and the kids playing with matches and ending with a reference to Heart of Darkness as a metaphor for British colonialism.That it disappeared only solidifies in my mind the idea that it was the fi...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
I'm taking it that this is a beloved children's book in England, given that it made it onto the BBC's Big Read list. I don't really see it. It was fine, but it didn't have the magic of some other great British children's books. Not a patch on Enid Blyton, for instance.Four children convince their mo...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
3.0 Swallows and Amazons
Not really written for me, and not really my thing, but I can see how kids could like this. Better reading than some of that vampire trash for kids that exists anyway...
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