DescriptionThe first title in Arthur Ransome's classic series, originally published in 1930: for children, for grownups, for anyone captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Swallows and Amazons introduces the lovable Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat Island, the able-bodied catboat Swallow, and the two intrepid Amazons, Nancy and Peggy Blackett. "The author really does know how to write for children: in other words, he writes of what he himself delights in and so pleases without any effort both young and old." -The Nation "This book is both silvery present and golden retrospect. All that is tedious and sullen and deceptive vanishes in its sunniness as clouds vanish in the tempered air of a summer day.... We think that the book will last, too, from edition unto edition." -Saturday Review
November 18, 2014
5.2 X 0.5 X 6.7 inches | 0.15 pounds
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About the Author
Arthur Ransome, world famous for the hit series Swallows & Amazons, had, as a young man in 1913, gone to Russia as a foreign correspondent and journalist. He fell in love with Evgenia, Trotsky's secretary, whom he later married. Together they owned two small yachts before commissioning the building of Racundra in 1922 at Rigia in Latvia. Its third cruise was their honeymoon.
Alison Larkin is an internationally acclaimed comedienne, an award-winning voice artist, an actress, a producer, a screenwriter, and a bestselling author. Her voice can be heard in cartoons, in movies, and on over one hundred audiobooks. Her narration of her novel The English American won an Earphones Award and made the top-ten list of best author audiobook narrations of all time, joining ranks with President Obama, E.B. White, and Jane Fonda.