This book is both silvery present and golden retrospect. All that is tedious and sullen and deceptive vanishes in its sunniness as clouds vanish in the tempered air of a summer day. . . We think that the book will last, too, from edition unto edition. --Saturday Review
There is plenty of excitement, a little danger, a quality of thinking, planning and fun which is delightful and stimulating. --Times Literary Supplement
From the Inside Flap
Aboard the Swallow, John, Susan, Titty and Roger find themselves under attack from the fierce Amazon Pirates, Nancy and Peggy. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.