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Swan, D. K.

Overview
Works: 226 works in 835 publications in 2 languages and 6,591 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Christmas stories  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Study guides  Graphic novels  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor, Translator, Compiler, Illustrator, Arranger
Classifications: PS1316, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by D. K Swan
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Michael West( Book )
25 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a simplified rendition of the adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table
The prince and the pauper a tale for young people of all ages by Mark Twain( Book )
30 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De vreemde belevenissen in de 16e eeuw van een Engelse kroonprins en een Londense straatjongen, die zoveel op elkaar lijken dat ze een tijdlang verwisseld worden
Robinson Crusoe by D. K Swan( Book )
24 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Swiss family Robinson, or, Adventures in a desert island by Johann David Wyss( Book )
15 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island abundantly inhabited by animal and plant life
Treasure Island by D. K Swan( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pirates, mutiny and a search for buried treasure, combined with the spirited writing, make this a classic among adventure stories
Gulliver's travels by Michael West( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adventures of Sindbad the sailor by D. K Swan( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A famous sailor's adventures
The three musketeers by D. K Swan( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In seventeenth-century France, young D'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Books for Youth, Middle Readers: Gr. 5-7. Let's face it, there are dreary passages in Dickens and convoluted sentences that are impenetrable for young readers and that put them off a great story. This retelling works well: it gets rid of a lot of the padding while keeping the narrative tension of the original. Oliver's stark request, "Please, sir, I want some more," will thrill kids today as it always has, and the story of the street boy on the run, who lives with outlaws and then finds a safe home, is an archetypal adventure. The problem here is the illustrations. Dickens' novel is scary. Cruickshank's original pictures were true to the terror as well as the comic absurdity of the story, but Birmingham's large, soft pastel pictures are sunny and sweet and angelic, with no hint of darkness and grime. Yes, Dickens' story does end in sentimental togetherness, but the terror is always there. Fagin's crowd was never this cute. ((Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)) -- Hazel Rochman
Alice in Wonderland by D. K Swan( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses stories from great literature to develop vocabulary, reading and listening comprehension, basic grammar, and critical thinking skills in English. This book is adapted from the Longman Classics edition of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. This story is written at Stage One (500 word vocabulary). Excellent for children age seven and up and for adults learning English
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
Kidnapped by D. K Swan( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Davie's kidnapping investigation leads to who would inherit the wealth
David copperfield by Charles Dickens( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the life of a young boy growing up in 19th century London
Five famous fairy tales by Michael West( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The White Birds; The Fisherman and the Giant; The Glass Box; The Prince and his Servants; The Table, the Donkey and the Stick
Little women by Michael West( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robin Hood by D. K Swan( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the bowman who takes from the rich and gives to the poor
The young king and other stories by Oscar Wilde( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories using the imagination to portray different feelings. Includes The Birthday of the Infanta; The Happy Prince; The Fisherman and his Soul; The Nightingale and the Rose; The Star Child; The Selfish Giant
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Jekyll invented a drug that would change him into the ominous Mr. Hyde. His evil nature, however, became the stronger part of him and to his horror, he no longer needed the formula to transform his appearance
The mysterious island by D. K Swan( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A baloon ride, the crash and survival of four men, a boy and a dog
 
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Swan, D. K.
Swan, D. K. 1910-...
Swan, Douglas Kelso
Swan, Douglas Kelso 1910-
Languages
English (253)
Chinese (1)
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