By (author) Arthur Ransome
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Pigeon Post by Arthur Ransome
Reunited for the summer, the Swallows and Amazons with Dick and Dorothea launch a prospecting expedition to find the lost gold mine of the high hills above the lake. But the mining camp runs into all sorts of trouble: not only the danger of fire in the drought ridden countryside but also scary encounters with unsafe tunnels. Worst of all is the sinister Squashy Hat, who appears to be a rival prospector and who's certainly a spy - how can they keep working without him discovering what they've found?
"In its own class and wearing several gold stars for distinction, Pigeon Post stands head and shoulders above the average adventure book for and of children" The TimesISBN: 9780099427193
Classification: Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format: Paperback (198mm x 129mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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UK Kirkus Review » Arthur Ransome was the first recipient of the Carnegie Medal in 1936 with Pigeon Post, the second title in the Swallows and Amazons series, which continues to be enjoyed by children today. An unerring gift for telling a good story, peopled with strong and credible characters, has been the key to the books' continued success. (10 yrs +) (Kirkus UK)
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Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds in l884 and went to school at Rugby. He was in Russia in l917, and witnessed the Revolution, which he reported for the Manchester Guardian. After escaping to Scandinavia, he settled in the Lake District with his Russian wife where, in l929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons. And so began a writing career which has produced some of the real children's treasures of all time. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for his book, Pigeon Post.
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