By (author) Arthur Ransome
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Peter Duck by Arthur Ransome
Book Description'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?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780224021258
(203mm x 145mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 20-Oct-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Arthur Ransome
Swallows and Amazons (Film Tie In), Paperback (August 2016)
For the Walker children, sailing the boat Swallow to an island for a camping trip is a fantastic adventure. But soon they find themselves under attack from the fierce pirates of the Amazon, Nancy and Peggy. And so begins the battles, alliances and discoveries in a summer like no other.
Coot Club, Paperback / softback (October 2015)
Dorothy and Dick have an adventure in the English countryside, involving frantic chases, calamitous boat collisions, and the attempts of their friends to protect nesting birds from rude holiday boaters.
Racundra's First Cruise, Paperback (March 2015)» View all books by Arthur Ransome
Arthur Ransome's account of his maiden voyage in his beloved Racundra, which took him from Latvia, via Estonia, to Finland and back in 1922. The original text, layout, maps and photographs are reproduced together with an introduction covering Ransome's first attempts at Baltic sailing, the building of Racundra and how he came to write the book.
US Kirkus Review » The third of the SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS stories; this time the open sea and adventures in modern treasure hunting, the best yet. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Arthur Ransome
Arthur Ransome was born in 1884. He was in Russia in 1917 and witnessed the Revolution, which he reported for the Manchester Guardian. After escaping to Scandinavia, he settled in the Lake District of England with his Russian wife where, in 1929, he wrote" Swallows and Amazons." Thus began a writing career that has produced some of the best children's literature of all time.
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