Swallowdale

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Swallowdale Ahoy Ahoy Swallows Ahoy Have you ever sailed in a boat or built a camp Have you caught trout and cooked it yourself The four Swallows John Susan Titty and Roger return to the lake full of such plan
  • Title: Swallowdale
  • Author: Arthur Ransome
  • ISBN: 9780224606325
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ahoy Ahoy Swallows Ahoy Have you ever sailed in a boat or built a camp Have you caught trout and cooked it yourself The four Swallows, John, Susan, Titty and Roger return to the lake full of such plans and they can t wait to meet up with Nancy and Peggy, the Pirates When the Swallow is shipwrecked and the s fearsome Great Aunt makes decides to make a Ahoy Ahoy Swallows Ahoy Have you ever sailed in a boat or built a camp Have you caught trout and cooked it yourself The four Swallows, John, Susan, Titty and Roger return to the lake full of such plans and they can t wait to meet up with Nancy and Peggy, the Pirates When the Swallow is shipwrecked and the s fearsome Great Aunt makes decides to make a visit their summer seems ruined Then they discover a wonderful hidden valley and things take a turn for the better
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    Update of May 2013 Three years give or take a couple months is not really enough of a gap in between rereadings of a series I know as well as this one Swallowdale in particular seems like it could benefit from lying fallow for a decade or so But I suppose that in 2010 I just didn t dare to allow myself to foresee that my son would eventually appreciate having these read aloud to him, lest I jinx the chances of his liking these books which mean so much to me.As was also the case in my recent read [...]

    More 1930 s kids camping sailing pirating adventures, this time with a shipwreck And a cave And a daring escape I think one of the things that s most charming about these books is that they re so detailed It s not just, the Swallows made camp, it s a five page explanation of how their tents work, and how they built a fire, and how they made a broom from brush The educational value is faded with time, but the charm hasn t.

    This is I think the third of the Swallows and s series, with the second being Peter Duck, which I have not read.I probably won t read of these, but I did indeed love SA and this one.They are a rare breed, wonderfully summed by a quote on the jacket of the wonderful old Jonathan Cape edition I read Eric Linklater, in the Observer, writing about Great Northern, another of Ransome s books, wrote It is perhaps, Mr Ransome s happiest gift to dress all his invention in good workmanlike clothes He mak [...]

    I think this is definitely one of my favourites from the collection I loved the adventures and outdoor challenges But also the references to hills and lakes of the Lake District which I knew and recognized from family walks Perhaps significantly I really envied the Walkers and Red caps freedom to explore independently, without their families It seems that parents were much liberal with allowing their children to be independent in this period.

    I liked this one a little better than the first, perhaps because I have invested in the characters My son is determined to get a sailboat now This series and our recent sailing class have really sparked a passion for him.

    Charming, exciting, well written, and a wonderful addition to the series Swallowdale presents a rollickingly good adventure, with a host of realistic characters it is sure to delight both children and adults like.

    A shame my children are not as hooked on this series as I used to be yes, the pace is much slower than what they are used to nowadays in books and films, but surely the dream of exploration, adventure and minimal grown up interference stays the same

    This is a classic from yesteryear I do wish they would bring it back into print Oh, there are some comments that are perhaps not entirely pc, but none that are particularly uncomfortable The kids refer to the natives and how to avoid them but it is all fantasy I certainly would have no qualms letting a child read this The worst problem reaction is likely the same reaction I have had now I really want to take sailing lessons There are also comments that may need interpreting by Americans since th [...]

    To some, Arthur Ransome s Swallowdale is the epitome of a simpler time However, I found the book to be idyllic and unrealistic The simpleminded, childish characters make the novel feel like Family Circus, a relic of long gone age The book has no real plot and completely lacks character development When the children get into a problem, they are miraculously bailed out each time by some benevolent adult on the island No problem ever feels real or important in any way Swallowdale simply forces its [...]

    No sopho slump for Ransome Book Two in the series is full of pitch and moment great aunts, the top of the world, wounded sailors and Long John Silver Ransome keeps it humming along right up to the end, and the world he creates is both of the Lake District in the 1930s and full of timeless wonder about childhood, responsibility, and make believe as if your life depended on it.

    I really enjoyed this book and the story is lovely although it can be a challenging at points due to all the funny language and Ship terms.

    I liked this book, but Swallows and s is better It makes me want to live in the Lake District and be an intrepid explorer kid.

    In my view better than the first After holing their boat Swallow, the family camp on the moor in a valley above the lakeside woods whilst it s repaired.The Blackets, part time female pirates due to the arrival of an Aunt at their home on whom attendance must be danced upon, join them as and when they can.It s clear that in a way Ransome was particularly keen on the Titty character In every book she assumes, at some point, a pivotal role In fact it could be said that generally Ransome wrote his f [...]

    Another in my favorite book series from my 5th 6th grade years This book hails from 1931, when an adventure book didn t have to involve spies and dangerous killers, or fantastic worlds with elves and orcs Ransome takes a story of the adventures of a group of children and their affiliated adults in on a lake and into the hills of England during summer break, real life childhood adventuring spiced with a generous dose of imagination, and gives the gentle and lovely story as much momentum as a good [...]

    I found and read the Swallows and s series in my early 20s I am only sorry I did not find them earlier Stories of the family s summer adventures are beautifully written, and encourage responsible and creative living Self reliance, intelligent reasoning skills, and strong imagination with these children provide an excellent backdrop for this series of books, as well as strong roll models for any youngsters reading them.

    Again a book in a delicate condition with a 50p price tag Oh so much value in a book with memories of previous readings and pleasure in the rereading and remembering forgotten pleasures.This is why books should always be given as presents Forget lego, xbox , cars, dolls This is what remains with me and brings me undimmed delight.

    Arthur Ransome s tales of British children out sailing in the Lake counties are just wonderful Funny, quaint, perfect adventures, with the right amount of characterization, realism, whimsy, and imagination I have re read all of these as an adult, and they hold up to time I can t wait to read them to my son when he s older.

    If you are looking for an easy yet intriguing read, then you ve found them here The whole series contain stories about four children and their imaginative travelsnd of like the chronicles of narnia but slightly down to earth, and lots of fun They made me laugh a lot, and helped me to see life a little bit brightly.

    I wish my summer vacations could be like this camping in a hidden valley, using a secret cave as a larder, trekking overland to climb a mountain not a huge mountain, a big hill maybe , sailing and rowing all over an enormous lake And at such a young age the youngest isn t than eight years old In all, this makes for some good summer reading.

    I had no idea there were books following Swallows and s until I found a shelf full of them in a Children s bookshop Swallowdale picks up the summer after Swallows and s, although a Christmas holiday is referred to which the reader has possibly not been party to It follows in much the same way as the first book, with exploring, adventures, pirates and shipwrecks.The tone of these books really bring back the feeling of being a child, where the bottom of your garden could be a secret den miles fro [...]

    This is the Anne of Avonlea of the Swallows s books Sadly, it s the only one of the series I actually own, I think I may have only read it once in childhood and I can t see myself reading it ever again in adulthood.It seems that I have taken weeks to read this, and in some ways I have, although that was partly due to Life getting in the way of reading.If it had been a standalone novel I would probably have abandoned it a third of the way in I only stuck with it because I m so looking forward to [...]

    The Swallows and s are partly grounded during this holiday, but overland adventures become just as entertaining as their times sailing the lake The pressure from a visiting aunt to be ladylike and on time for supper goes completely against the grain of the s summer lifestyle, and rebellion simply has to happen This book is a mental vacation to the lakes district of the 1930 s, I only hope that the British Land Trust has kept much of it the same because I do aim to visit there some day

    One of my favorite highlights from this gentle adventure is when the youngest of the combined Swallows and s crew finds the hidden note and coin in the mountaintop cairn built by their parents and uncle 30 years prior There were times when I just wanted to get through sections of the book, but I rather enjoyed the simple capers of the Swallows and s and the homage to truly care free adventuring during a summer vacation If time were of no object, it would be fun enough to read the other 9 adventu [...]

    Charming and adventurous second entry to this series Since I don t sail, I don t understand the boating terminology but I assume it is correct I like that the female characters participate in the adventures, although there is a little gender differentiation It is a shame that we don t live in a society that allows children this level of independence and exploration.

    Swallows s was such an inspirational book in my childhood, I thought it about time to catch up on some of Arthur Ransome s further adventures Swallowdale is equally charming, full of imagination and timeless innocence superbly written.

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