Paperback Swallows and Amazons / Arthur Ransome ; illustrated by the author, with help from Nancy Blackett.
Publication year: 2012
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780099572794 (pbk.) : 0099572796 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1930.
Series title: Vintage classics
Extent: 501 p. : ill., maps ; 19 cm.
Total number of loans: 2
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
To John, Susan, Titty and Roger, simply being allowed to use the boat to go camping on the island is adventure enough. They find themselves under attack from the fierce Amazon Pirates, Nancy and Peggy. And so begins a summer of battles and discovery.
My 10 year old grandaughter loved it. Some of the language (knickerbockers for shorts) was old fashioned, but the adventure was real and within her possibility of boating on lakes. She is looking for more.