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Swallows and Amazons is the first book in the Swallows and Amazons series by English author Arthur Ransome; it was first published in , with the action taking place in the summer of in the Lake District. The book introduces central protagonists John, Susan, Titty and. Swallows and Amazons has 35 entries in the series. Readers waiting for this title: 2. Download ebook for print-disabled Download Protected DAISY. Other editions of this book may be available.


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This is one of the finest books for children, boys and girls. Four children play with boats and have adventures where they live. They have their own names for the sites in the book. I read this when I was ten, and the cover mentioned that any child who reads this will be drawn to finish it. This is the first in a series; it takes place in England for the most part. When I was a child, I did not know what part of the country, but I do know that in one of them at least, there is mention of the Norfolk Broads, and would assume that these children live in East Anglia.

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Originally published in the UK over a half century ago, these books are still eagerly read by children, despite their length and their decidedly British protagonists. We attribute their success to two facts: Independence and initiative are qualities any child can understand and every volume in this collection celebrates these virtues. Joined by budding novelist Dorethes Callum and her scientist brother Dick, the children plan an "Arctic" expedition.

But unforseen events seperate the travelers and disaster nearly strikes in the exciting climax of their race to the Pole. Arthur Ransome Publisher: Book 4.

Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome. The fourth book in Arthur Ransome's classic serie… More. Shelve Winter Holiday. Book 5.

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Coot Club by Arthur Ransome. Dorothy and Dick have an adventure in the English… More. Shelve Coot Club. Book 6. Pigeon Post by Arthur Ransome. The crew's on holiday, and they turn their energi… More. Shelve Pigeon Post.

Book 7. In this latest adventure following Pigeon Post ,… More. Book 8. Secret Water by Arthur Ransome. Webb also illustrated Swallowdale , but Ransome decided that he would personally illustrate the third book, Peter Duck. As this book was supposedly based on information supplied by the children themselves, Ransome drew the pictures as though done by the characters. These illustrations were so popular that Ransome illustrated the remainder of his books himself.

In , he drew his own pictures for Swallows and Amazons and Swallowdale to replace Webb's. Ransome's pictures were done in pen and ink with no colour, although colours have been added by some publishers in later editions.

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Typically, figures in the pictures are shown from the back, though there are some which show the faces of a few of the characters. Taqui Altounyan , the oldest of the children to whom the first edition of Swallows and Amazons was dedicated, recalls that "He shirked drawing faces and got over that difficulty with back views of shaggy heads of hair or hats".

The sixth book in the series, Pigeon Post , won the inaugural Carnegie Medal from the Library Association in June , recognising the best children's book by a British subject. Ellen Lewis Buell welcomed the latest work in the six-year-old series that had firmly established "a special niche in juvenile literature".

She noted the children's "vivid collective imagination which turned play into serious business" hunting a gold mine on the moors and observed, "It is the portrayal of this spirit which makes play a matter of desperate yet enjoyable earnestness which gives their distinctive stamp to Mr. Ransome's books. Because he understands the whole-heartedness of youth he can invest a momentary experiment, such as young Roger's Indian scout work, with real suspense.

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