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Amazons (Fictitious characters)

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Works: 5 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 82 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Action and adventure fiction  Children's audiobooks  Drama  History 
Classifications: PZ7.R175, 823.912
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Publications about Amazons (Fictitious characters)
Most widely held works about Amazons (Fictitious characters)
    Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome( Book )
    3 editions published between 1931 and 1993 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
    Some very imaginative children spend a summer camping on an island in the middle of an English lake. They sail on the lake and pretend they are in exotic parts of the world and, as a result, have many exciting adventures
    The Picts and the Martyrs, or, Not welcome at all by Arthur Ransome( Book )
    2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    The Amazons are having a lovely time while their parents are away until the dreaded Great Aunt appears, interferes and disappears, leaving the children with a mystery to solve
    Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome( Book )
    1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    The Walker family endures a shipwreck, discovers a secret cave and valley, builds a camp on the mainland, and goes hiking in the mountains
    Swallows and amazons by Arthur Ransome( file )
    1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
    Independence and initiative are qualities any child can understand and every volume in this collection celebrates these virtues. Swallows and Amazons, the book that started it all in 1930, introduces the Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat Island, the able-bodied catboat 'Swallow, ' and the two intrepid Amazons, plucky Nancy and Peggy Blackett
    Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome( file )
    1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic?Swallows and Amazons? series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome?s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.?Swallows and Amazons?, the book that started it all in 1930, introduces the Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat Island, the able-bodied catboat Swallow, and the two intrepid Amazons, plucky Nancy and Peggy Blackett. 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?. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for the sixth book in the?Swallows & Amazons? series,?Pigeon Post?
 
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