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Swallows and Amazons
Author: Arthur Ransome

ISBN: 9780099572794
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1 August 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.9 x 13.0 x 3.3
Description:
'I read the entire series of Arthur Ransome's children's books as a child and thought they were absolutely fantastic. They were full of adventure, all sorts of exciting things happened and they were truly inspirational' Ellen MacArthur

'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.

About the Author

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 corresp...

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