Arthur Ransome Swallows And Amazons

ISBN 13: 9780099427339

Swallows And Amazons

3.99 avg rating
( 24,805 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099427339: Swallows And Amazons
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Arthur Ransome was a prolific writer of children's books. Born in Leeds in 1884, it was his father, a nature-loving history professor, who inspired his love of the outdoors and nurtured a passion for fishing. As a child he enjoyed active, outdoor holidays: sailing, camping and exploring the countryside. He used many of these holiday settings for his children's stories, notably the much loved Swallows and Amazons, a book that sits comfortably in the category of "timeless classic" and remains one of his most popular titles for young people.

It is the wholesome story of four young children, John, Susan, Titty and Roger, who set out in their boat (the Swallow of the title) to an island of adventure. All seems well until they encounter their enemy. At first they are angry at the invasion of their peaceful haven by these Amazon pirates, Nancy and Peggy, who claim ownership of the land. But in time a truce is called and the Swallows and Amazons become firm friends. Camping under open skies, swimming in clear water, fishing, exploring and making discoveries is the stuff of dreams which serves to make this so charming a tale. The author manages to capture the innocence of a time when all this was real and possible. Swallows and Amazons will transport children to a fantastical place where they can play safely and roam freely, without an adult in sight.

Review:

"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 this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780099572794: Swallows and Amazons (Vintage Children's Classics)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0099572796 ISBN 13:  9780099572794
Publisher: Vintage Children's Classics, 2012
Softcover

9781567924206: Swallows and Amazons

David ..., 2010
Softcover

9781468306613: Swallows & Amazons

Overlo..., 2013
Hardcover

9780224606318: Swallows and Amazons

Jonath..., 1958
Hardcover

9781848422377: Swallows and Amazons (stage version)

Nick H..., 2011
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Arthur Ransome
Published by Red Fox (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099427338 ISBN 13: 9780099427339
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Red Fox, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0099427338

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
29.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Ransome, Arthur
Published by Red Fox (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099427338 ISBN 13: 9780099427339
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Red Fox, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110099427338

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
46.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ransome, Arthur
Published by Red Fox
ISBN 10: 0099427338 ISBN 13: 9780099427339
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Red Fox. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0099427338 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0958319

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
62.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.80
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds