Peter Duck

Peter Duck

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`Why do they call him Black Jake? Is it because of his hair?' Titty asked.
`Because of his heart' said Peter Duck

The Swallows and Amazons, as well as Captain Flint and the ancient able seaman Peter Duck, set sail on the Wild Cat bound for the Channel. But they are shadowed by the Viper, manned by none other than Black Jake - a beastly pirate with a dark plan. Can the children race ahead and uncover the buried treasure before the pirate? Can they survive storms, earthquakes, crabs and even a waterspout and make it home?
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 145 x 203 x 37mm | 729g
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1
  • 0224021257
  • 9780224021258
  • 90,885

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"In many ways Peter Duck is the best of the series."
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Review quote

"In many ways Peter Duck is the best of the series." * Guardian * "So well written that you don't realize that it is written at all. The adventures just seem to occur to oneself." * Hugh Walpole, Observer * "This is the real stuff of imagination which might so easily happen. . . all the details are true to life, the ship is a real ship, with all its sails and rigging made familiar, and the voyage which those happy children make to southern seas and coral islands is the beautiful possibility of daring and freedom become living and credible." * Listener *
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About Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome was born in 1884. He was in Russia in 1917 and witnessed the Revolution, which he reported for the Manchester Guardian. After escaping to Scandinavia, he settled in the Lake District of England with his Russian wife where, in 1929, he wrote" Swallows and Amazons." Thus began a writing career that has produced some of the best children's literature of all time.
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1,641 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 35% (582)
4 35% (580)
3 25% (406)
2 4% (62)
1 1% (11)
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