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Arthur Ransome (1884–1967)

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Children's author Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds, England on January 18, 1884. As a child, he spent many vacations sailing, camping, and exploring the countryside in England's Lake Country. He studied chemistry for one year at Yorkshire College before dropping out to become a writer. He worked visa mer for a London publisher and then for the Manchester Guardian newspaper. He wrote his first book, Bohemia in London, in 1907 and went to study folklore in Russia in 1913. In 1916, he published Old Peter's Russian Tales, a collection of 21 folktales. During World War I, he became a reporter for the Daily News and covered the war on the Eastern Front. While in Russia, he also covered the Russian Revolution in 1917. He eventually settled in England's Lake District with his second wife. In 1929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons, which was the first book in his well-know Swallows and Amazons series about children who sail and explore the lakes and mountains of England. He drew inspiration for the books from his own childhood memories. In 1936, he won the Carnegie Medal for children's literature for Pigeon Post. He died on June 3, 1967. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


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Sommarlägret på Vildkattsön (1930) 3,733 exemplar
Svalans dal (1931) — Illustratör, vissa utgåvor1,402 exemplar
Det långa lovet (1933) 1,041 exemplar
Peter Duck : a treasure hunt in the Caribbees (1932) — Författare; Illustratör, vissa utgåvor985 exemplar
Kapten John går till sjöss (1937) 964 exemplar
Guld i berget (1936) — Författare; Illustratör, vissa utgåvor926 exemplar
Sothönsklubben (1934) — Författare; Illustratör, vissa utgåvor834 exemplar
Secret Water (1939) 794 exemplar
The Picts and the Martyrs (1942) 746 exemplar
The Big Six (1940) 684 exemplar
Great Northern? (1947) 681 exemplar
Missee Lee (1941) 651 exemplar
Old Peter's Russian Tales (1916) 325 exemplar
Favorite Russian Fairy Tales (1995) 132 exemplar
Racundra's First Cruise (1923) 100 exemplar
Russia in 1919 (1919) 47 exemplar
Coot Club / The big six (1983) 45 exemplar
Rod and line (1929) 35 exemplar
Oscar Wilde : a critical study (1912) 34 exemplar
Bohemia in London (1907) 31 exemplar
Pond and stream (1906) 30 exemplar
Racundra's Third Cruise (2002) 21 exemplar
The crisis in Russia (1921) 15 exemplar
Russian Fairy Tales (1946) 13 exemplar
The soldier & Death (1920) 10 exemplar
Mainly About Fishing (1994) 9 exemplar
A history of story-telling (1909) 8 exemplar
Little Daughter of the Snow (2005) 8 exemplar
Revolutionary Russia (1992) 8 exemplar
Arthur Ransome on fishing (1994) 7 exemplar
Contes des pays de neige (1955) 7 exemplar
Fishing (1955) 5 exemplar
The things in our garden (1906) 4 exemplar
The twilight years 3 exemplar
The Chinese puzzle (1927) 3 exemplar
The elixir of life (2018) 3 exemplar
The hoofmarks of the faun (1911) 3 exemplar
The Swallows and The Amazons (1997) 2 exemplar
Stories by the essayists (1909) 2 exemplar
Portraits and Speculations (1913) 2 exemplar
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Drawn at a venture 1 exemplar
The blue treacle (1993) 1 exemplar
Fair cops and glowworms (2011) 1 exemplar
[Unknown] 1 exemplar
The stone lady 1 exemplar
ATONEMENT, THE 1 exemplar

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The Walker children (John, Susan, Titty and Roger) are on school holiday in the Lake District and are sailing a borrowed catboat named "Swallow," when they meet the Blackett children (Nancy and Peggy), who sail the boat, "Amazon." The children camp together on Wild Cat Island where a plot is hatched against the Blackett's Uncle Jim who is too busy writing his memoirs to be disturbed.

Fireworks--literally--ensue along with a dangerous contest, a run-in with houseboat burglars, and the theft of Uncle Jim's manuscript. How all this is resolved makes for an exciting and very satisfying story.… (mer)
PlumfieldCH | 81 andra recensioner | Sep 23, 2023 |
I found my copy of this in a used book or junk store, already battered and sans jacket (if it ever had one), and from that moment, its days of lingering alone and forgotten in a bin were over. One of my favorites in the series.
Cathery | 8 andra recensioner | Jun 15, 2023 |
This is a good story, It’s not amazing so I don’t understand the Caldecott medal but it is still an enjoyable read with fun illustrations.
FamiliesUnitedLL | 35 andra recensioner | Jun 7, 2023 |
The four Walker children are staying on a farm in the Lake District of England with their mother and baby sister for the summer while their sailor father is away. After staring at an island in the lake for several days, they get permission from their parents to take the sailboat, The Swallow, out and camp on it. The kids, who range in age from 8 to probably 12 or 14, plan what they will need, load the boat, and sail off. Mom rows over the first night to check on them, but then the kids are on their own. Every morning they row to the nearest farm, where their mother has arranged for them to get milk and other staples (and also allows her to keep a secondhand eye on them), and spend the rest of the day exploring, charting the "high seas", and fishing for sharks (i.e. perch). One day two pirates (Nancy and Peggy) appear in another sailboat, the Amazon, and request a parlay. They agree to a war and whoever succeeds in capturing the other's sailboat will get to be the flagship, and the captain a commodore. The race is on!

I loved this book, with highly imaginative children allowed the responsibility and freedom of summer adventures free of adult hovering. They sail, swim, camp, fish, all the while problem-solving and working together. Although First Mate, Susan, does have to do all the cooking (apropos of the 30s), she is also a first-rate sailor, and Nancy and Peggy are incorrigible, getting into all sorts of scrapes (such as setting off a firecracker on the roof of their uncle's houseboat). If you like sailing or independent kids, I highly recommend this book.
… (mer)
labfs39 | 81 andra recensioner | Apr 29, 2023 |



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