Swallows and Amazons

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 1567924204

Category: Fiction

Page: 351

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Originally published: London; New York: Jonathan Cape, 1930.

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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A perennial favorite. The original cast sails the South China Sea under Captain Flint, only to be sunk by pirates and saved by the formidable Missee Lee. Latin saves the day.

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, Amazons and Coots

A Reading of Arthur Ransome

Author: Julian Lovelock

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 0718844645

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.

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.

Missee Lee

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0224606409

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Grade level: 7, 8, 9, e, i, s.

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.

Secret Water

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567920642

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 376

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Follows the adventures of the five Walker children after their parents leave them on a "desert island" with provisions for a long stay and a blank map to fill in.

Great Northern?

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567922592

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Finally! Here is the twelfth, and final, book in Arthur Ransome's acclaimed Swallows and Amazons series. People familiar with his earlier work will recognize the pattern: children set out on an adventure (this one off the coast of Scotland) with a minimum of parental advice and interference. Here, the story centers on a desperate race to thwart the efforts of pernicious egg collectors threatening the survival of a pair of rare birds not previously known to nest in British waters (actually, the bird is the handsome North American "Great Northern Diver," more commonly called a loon). Note from the publisher. When we first considered reissuing this beloved series, we asked our friends, especially librarians, what they thought of the idea. No one encouraged us; the characters were foreign, the setting was English, the type was small and the books were too long. Worst of all, one of the Swallows was called "Titty." No one would read them. But we loved the books; they were rooted in reality and had the grit and voice of real experience. The kids were always on vacation. The parents disappeared. Practical information abounded - about sailing and navigating, tickling trout and tying knots. Problems set to children were solved. And "Titty" was for us (as she surely was for Ransome) a favorite; a child with trouble distinguishing reality from fantasy and who drew others into her world. Today, with all twelve titles in print, we're pleased to report that there are legions of Ransome fans, as well as bookstores who welcome each new addition with enthusiasm. The success of fine writing has little to do with type size or page count or characters' names. It has everything to do with good stories,palpable energy, engaging models, and credible adventures; and all these Arthur Ransome provides in spades.

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.

Class, Leisure and National Identity in British Children's Literature, 1918-1950

Author: Hazel Sheeky Bird

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137407433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This book places children's literature at the forefront of early twentieth-century debates about national identity and class relations that were expressed through the pursuit of leisure. Focusing on stories about hiking, camping and sailing, this book offers a fresh insight into a popular period of modern British cultural and political history.

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

Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire,Hannah Field,Malini Roy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131705203X

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.

Swallowdale

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879235727

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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The Walker family endures a shipwreck, discovers a secret cave and valley, builds a camp on the mainland, and goes hiking in the mountains.