Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons

3.99 (24,895 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?

Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

A master storyteller, sympathetically in touch with real children and their interests, has created characters who are accepted as friends by children everywhere, not to mention plots which are eminently plausible and unexpected.' SUNDAY TIMES, in an article listing Swallows and Amazons among '99 Best Books for Children.
show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 144 x 202 x 33mm | 535g
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1
  • 022460631X
  • 9780224606318
  • 123,424

Review quote

He makes a tale of adventure a handbook to adventure. "Observer" There is plenty of excitement, a little danger, a quality of thinking, planning and fun which is delightful and stimulating. "TLS""
show more

About Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds in 1884 and went to school at Rugby. 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 with his Russian wife where, in 1929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons. And so began a writing career which has produced some of the real children's treasures of all time. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for his book, Pigeon Post.
show more

Rating details

24,895 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 39% (9,625)
4 33% (8,131)
3 20% (5,077)
2 6% (1,394)
1 3% (668)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X