The crew of the Swallow return to the lake with their old allies, Nancy and Peggy, otherwise known as the Amazon pirates. Disaster strikes when the Swallows find themselves marooned ashore. So they head for Swallowdale, the secret valley.

ISBN: 9780099572824 Author: Ransome, Arthur Publisher: Vintage Children's Classics Publication Date: 2nd August 2012 Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:23) Pages: 610 Language: English Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subjects: ,

‘Ahoy! Ahoy! Swallows! Ahoy!’

Have you ever sailed in a boat or built a camp? Have you caught trout and cooked it yourself? The four Swallows, John, Susan, Titty and Roger return to the lake full of such plans and they can’t wait to meet up with Nancy and Peggy, the Amazon Pirates. When the Swallow is shipwrecked and the Amazon’s fearsome Great-Aunt makes decides to make a visit their summer seems ruined. Then they discover a wonderful hidden valley and things take a turn for the better…

BACKSTORY: Discover the real Swallowdale, swot up on seafaring and learn all about the adventurous author.

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