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Swan, D. K.

Overview
Works: 198 works in 798 publications in 2 languages and 6,560 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Satire  Domestic fiction  Adventure stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Sea stories 
Roles: Adapter, Editor, Translator, Compiler, Illustrator, Arranger
Classifications: PS1305, [FIC]
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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 )
27 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a simplified rendition of the adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table
The annotated Alice : Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll ( Book )
27 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 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
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell ( Book )
24 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Littérature de jeunesse en langue anglaise
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift ( Book )
25 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, a land of people six inches high; and Brobdingnag, a land of giants
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe ( Book )
24 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600s, an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain ( Book )
30 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 226 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
The Swiss family Robinson by Johann David Wyss ( Book )
15 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life
The adventures of Tom Sawyer / illustrations by Paul Geiger ; afterword by Bernard DeVoto by Mark Twain ( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 1998 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
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas ( Book )
11 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 179 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
Adventures of Sindbad the sailor by D. K Swan ( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A famous sailor's adventures
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Davie's kidnapping investigation leads to who would inherit the wealth
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ebenezer Scrooge is the most miserable miser in Victorian London, until one Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts who show his past, present and future
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 165 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
Little women by Louisa May Alcott ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in mid-nineteenth-century New England
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the life of a young boy growing up in 19th century London
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A kind and well-respected doctor turns into a murderous madman by taking a secret drug
Five famous fairy tales by Jane Rollason ( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When a fisherman opens an old jar, a giant comes out. When a donkey opens its mouth, gold falls out. There is magic in these five fairy tales. Good people are often very unhappy--but in the end they have happy lives."--P. [4] of cover
Robin Hood by Liz Austin ( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 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 D. K Swan ( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 140 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
 
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Alternative Names
Swan, D. K.
Swan, D. K., 1910-....
Swan, Douglas Kelso
Swan, Douglas Kelso, 1910-
Languages
English (324)
Chinese (3)
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