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As a child I read all the series of books, I then read them to my children.
The title book was the first I read and since then I keep returning to this and the others in this series still enjoying them today as I did then.
The parents in the books are responsible, teach their children well -- and allow them to adventure on their own.
I am 77 years old and I grew up with Swallows & Amazons and all the other books of Arthur Ransome's series. Read morePublished 14 days ago by David Leslie
First in the classic children’s series. Set in England’s Lake District, this book tells how the Walkers meet the Blacketts on Wild Cat Island. Read morePublished 1 month ago by HB
The classic tale which makes us all dream about a period where parents allowed their children freedom, freedom under responsibility that is. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ove Munch Thomsen
The only thing wrong with this is its age. Read this 60 years ago and it still holds its appeal.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Somehow I had never heard of these stories but glad that I know them now! Really a reminder of the freedom and adventure of childhood. I never want to be a duffer either!Published 3 months ago by Lauren Shannon
This is a great story about children spreading their wings and trying some independence. I would recommend it for 6th grade. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gaye J.
A good read for young adult and preteen readers, especially those interested in sailing. Set in a romanticized past where the world was a little safer for childrenPublished 3 months ago by Woodsholme
Wish I belonged to this family when I was young - I would have loved the boats and the camping and the naming of countries and the parrots....Published 4 months ago by homer