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Swallows and Amazons

Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : David R. Godine, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The crew of the Swallow spend an adventurous summer on an English lake.
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Ransome
ISBN: 087923573X 9780879235734 9781567924206 1567924204
OCLC Number: 13416623
Notes: "A Godine storyteller."
Description: 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Arthur Ransome ; illustrated by the author.

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The crew of the Swallow spend an adventurous summer on an English lake.

Originally published in the UK in 1930, this book 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. Set in the English Lake District in the period between the two World Wars, when the world was a safer and simpler place. The children have fun sailing, camping, fishing, swimming and enjoying piratical exploits on an uncharted lake.

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