Swallows and Amazons

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144813983X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

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'Swallows and Amazons for ever!' The Walker children - also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger - set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out, and so begins a summer of unforgettable discoveries and incredible adventures. BACKSTORY: Crack the Swallow's code and learn all about the adventurous author.

Missee Lee

The Swallows and Amazons in the China Seas

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567921960

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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When their boat is burned and they are cast adrift in the South China Sea, Titty, Roger, Peggy, John, Nancy, Susan, and Captain Flint make their way to land only to find themselves the captives of the redoubtable Missee Lee, one of the last pirates operating off the China coast.

Swallows, Amazons and Coots

A Reading of Arthur Ransome

Author: Julian Lovelock

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 0718844653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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A full-length critical study of Arthur Ransome's twelve ‘Swallows and Amazons’ novels, aimed at both the general reader and undergraduate and postgraduate students of children’s literature.

The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)

Author: Sophie Neville

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0718845897

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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In 1973 Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser and Suzanna Hamilton in the film Swallows & Amazons. Made before the advent of digital technology, the child stars lived out Arthur Ransome’s epic adventure in the great outdoors without ever seeing a script. Encouraged by her mother, Sophie Neville kept a diary about her time filming on location in the lakes and mountains of Cumbria. Bouncy and effervescent, extracts from her childhood diary are interspersed among her memories of the cast and crew as well as photographs, maps and newspaper articles, offering a child’s eye view of the making of the film from development to premiere – and the aftermath.

Swallows and Amazons

Author: Neil Hannon,Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848422377

Category: Drama

Page: 116

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Arthur Ransome's famous and much-loved children's classic is brought thrillingly to life in Helen Edmundson's wonderfully theatrical adaptation, with ‘delightfully catchy and often witty' (Telegraph) songs by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy When John, Susan, Titty and Roger are granted their wish to set sail on their beloved boat Swallow, they know it will be the summer holiday of a lifetime. But their adventure truly begins when they encounter Nancy and Peggy, the self-proclaimed Amazon Pirates, and the dastardly Captain Flint.

Peter Duck

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155290

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

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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? BACKSTORY: Find out if you would be a good sailor aboard the Wild Cat and learn all about the real location that inspired the author.

Children's Literature and the Fin de Siècle

Author: International Research Society for Children's Literature. Congress,International Research Society for Children's Literature,Children's Literature Association (U.S.)

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321207

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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The close of a century invites both retrospection and prognostication. As a period of transition, it also brings a sense of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. This volume examines fin de siecle tensions in 19th- and 20th-century children's literature from around the world. The contributors look back at children's literature of the past and ahead toward children's literature of the future, while probing such issues as literary nonsense and the breakdown of language, the image of the child as redeemer, social engineering in children's literature, the Holocaust in children's fiction, fear in contemporary fantasy, and changing notions of masculinity.

Discovering Swallows & Ransomes

an autobiography inspired by Arthur Ransome and his real-life characters

Author: John Berry

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850588146

Category:

Page: 191

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This is a unique collection of rare experiences, enterprise and adventure that gives an insight into the unusual attributes of Arthur Ransome and the exceptional characters to be found in his books.

Pigeon Post

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448161452

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

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‘Barbecued billygoats!’ Can you imagine finding gold? That’s just what the Swallows and Amazons and Dick and Dorothea decide to hunt for in the hills high above the lake. But it’s a hot and dry summer and water is in scarce supply. Worse still for the troubled campers, they have competition: Squashy Hat. Anybody can see he is a prospector. And talk about squashy hats! The children have never seen squashier. Just who is he and what sort of traps is he laying? Using pigeons to carry messages, braving dangerous mines and fires, the Swallows, Amazons and D’s Mining Company must stake their claim before their dreaded rival... Includes exclusive material: In ‘The Backstory’ you can test your knowledge of the book and learn all about homing pigeons! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The Picts and the Martyrs

or Not Welcome At All

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191041

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

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The Ds can't wait to go and stay with Nancy and Peggy in the Lake District during the summer holidays. But when the Amazons’ dreadful Great Aunt invites herself to stay too, the summer is threatened with dullness. Staying indoors and reading poetry is not what anyone had in mind. To save the Ds from total boredom, the Amazons arrange for their friends to stay in a tumble-down hut in the woods. And as long as no one discovers they're there they can sail all summer long... In the Backstory you can learn how to make a campfire! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Winter Holiday

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155304

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

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'You know what it's like. Dark at teatime and sleeping indoors: nothing ever happens in the winter holidays.' Or so Nancy thinks. Then the lake ices over completely and the Swallows and Amazons, along with Dick and Dorothea - ‘the D’s’ - plan a race to find the North Pole. How will they reach it if they can’t sail? By sledges of course! But when a blizzard blows up and there is a mix up about signals, the D’s disappear into the Arctic night. Disaster looms. Can the Swallows and Amazons save their friends? BACKSTORY: Crack the Swallows and Amazons' code and learn all about the real Arctic exploration that inspired this book.

In Search of Swallows & Amazons

Arthur Ransome's Lakeland

Author: Roger Wardale

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850588399

Category: English fiction

Page: 127

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Using diaries of Ransome and his wife, journals of his friends and Ransome's own notes, Roger Wardale has pieced together the story of how Swallows and Amazons and its Lake District successors came to be written.

Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789 to the Present

Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire,Hannah Field,Kavita Mudan Finn,Malini Roy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147242056X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.