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Swan, D. K.

Overview
Works: 232 works in 940 publications in 3 languages and 6,477 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Historical fiction  Folklore  Action and adventure fiction  Children's audiobooks  High interest-low vocabulary books  Christmas stories  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor, Compiler, Illustrator, în, Author of introduction, Arranger
Classifications: PZ10.3.S38, FIC
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Publications about D. K Swan
Publications by D. K Swan
Most widely held works by D. K Swan
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Michael West( Book )
30 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Tells the legend of King Arthur
Robinson Crusoe by D. K Swan( Book )
27 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Gulliver's travels by Michael West( Book )
26 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Gulliver's Travels is an adventure story (in reality, a misadventure story) involving several voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon, who, because of a series of mishaps en route to recognized ports, ends up, instead, on several unknown islands living with people and animals of unusual sizes, behaviors, and philosophies, but who, after each adventure, is somehow able to return to his home in England where he recovers from these unusual experiences and then sets out again on a new voyage
The prince and the pauper by Michael West( Book )
33 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 226 libraries worldwide
When young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places, each learns something about the other's very different station in life
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell( Book )
27 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Op menselijke wijze vertelt een Engels raspaard zijn levensgeschiedenis. Verkorte bewerking van het beroemde verhaal. Gewenste woordenschat ± 500 woorden
The Swiss family Robinson by D. K Swan( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 184 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 Count of Monte Cristo by D. K Swan( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 177 libraries worldwide
A tale of the finding of a treasure that made a simple man the Count of Monte Cristo
The adventures of Sinbad the Sailor by Katie Daynes( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 164 libraries worldwide
A famous sailor's adventures
Treasure Island by D. K Swan( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Pirates, mutiny and a search for buried treasure, combined with the spirited writing, make this a classic among adventure stories
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 152 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
A Christmas carol by D. K Swan( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 152 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
David Copperfield by D. K Swan( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Follows the life of a young boy growing up in 19th century London
Five famous fairy tales by Jane Rollason( Book )
23 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Reading level: 2 [yellow]
Robin Hood by D. K Swan( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 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 Aphra Behn( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 130 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
The mysterious island by D. K Swan( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 127 libraries worldwide
A baloon ride, the crash and survival of four men, a boy and a dog
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )
4 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Three great swordsmen, Porthos, Aramis, and Anthos, with their protege, D'Artagnan, match wits with the sinister Cardinal Richelieu who seeks to divide the royalty in his own quest for power
 
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Alternative Names
Swan, D. K.
Swan, D. K. 1910-...
Swan, Douglas Kelso
Swan, Douglas Kelso 1910-
Languages
English (266)
Chinese (16)
Spanish (1)
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