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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • Peter Duck
  • Arthur Ransome
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 9780224021258

10 thoughts on “Peter Duck

  1. says:

    As a child these were my favourite books, I loved stories of adventure and my family holidayed in the English Lake District where these books are set so I knew the places they visited.Whilst on holiday I would imagine meeting the Swallows and s on every lake At school my friends and I would play Swallows and s My best friend Sarah and I, being the only ones who were truly obsessed by the books would take charge and we would, of course, be the s Sarah was always Nancy and I, Peggy Whichever of our other friends were roped in would be the Swallows We would tack our imaginary boats across the Lake the playground and camp on Wild Cat Island a mound at one end of the playground with two large elm trees on it.I still read these occasionally and can t wait till my own daughters are old enough for them Swallows and s for Ever


  2. says:

    This is the Third in the S A series A note to all, it is later revealed I can t remember which book but poss Pigeon Post or Winter Holiday that this is a made up story told in the cold winter Holidays between Swallows and s and Swallowdale The reason for this is that actually the children are all the same age as in Swallowdale, which becomes apparent when later novels are all set at holiday intervals Also it will be noticeable to the better read, that the plot is Treasure Island I knew a lad at school who was also into S A and this was his favourite title of them all, it wasn t mine, for some reason I just couldn t connect with it, however that is me and we are all different, the Swallows and s under the tutelage of Captain Flint Arthur Ransome and the eponymous Peter Duck go in search of treasure to the Caribees I can t actually remember the ending so no spoiler from me, I may re read it some time.


  3. says:

    Where in the first two books in the series the children create imaginary epic adventures out of ordinary vacations in England s Lake District, in this book they embark on a genuine epic adventure They re off in the great two masted sailing ship with Captain Flint and old tar Peter Duck on a treasure hunt in the Caribbean or the Caribbees, as they call it They are chased by a seriously evil pirate and his crew, experience a hurricane and an earthquake, and generally have a rousing, at times frightening, voyage Peter Duck was imaginary in Swallowdale , but is quite real, and quite the character, in this book Ransome is masterful in his detaied descriptions, especially the minutiae of sailing I can understand why this series was a favorite of mine in late elementary school.


  4. says:

    I found and read the Swallows and s series in my early 20s I am only sorry I did not find them earlier Stories of the family s summer adventures are beautifully written, and encourage responsible and creative living Self reliance, intelligent reasoning skills, and strong imagination with these children provide an excellent backdrop for this series of books, as well as strong roll models for any youngsters reading them.


  5. says:

    Ransome certainly knows how to work his way through a story In some ways, I missed the delightful insights into childhoods of the 1930 in the first two books of the series, because this book is so focused on the plot of the treasure hunt, the pirates, the sea voyage, and the various meteorological happenings that keep things humming You barely have time to come up for air, and new characters shift the focus from the Original Four Kids, who are very special kids indeed But all that noted, the book is grand fun, the adventure credible and diverting, and the treasure perfect.


  6. says:

    Have about half the books in this series, and was pleased to find the library through the digital media service Hoopla has several others If you re interested in older titles, check to see if your library offers titles through Hoopla They may not show up in a standard search This is, though, not the finest book in the series Don t think I ll buy it for my collection While most of the others blend real adventures with playing pretend and do so gracefully enough for the reader to follow, this one is a tall tale from start to finish and doesn t seem believable I note that some reviewers buy it in a way previously they pretended to have pirate adventures, now they are really having one Winter Holiday the kids fantastic voyage to the North Pole, manages these dynamics much better, I thought.


  7. says:

    Quite simply the best book ever wri oh, hang on, isn t that what I put for Swallows and s This has, of course, the natural dialogue, real characters, and detailed scenery you would expect from Arthur Ransome and there are maps and diagrams for those of us who are weak in geography or the construction and operation of sailing vessels It also has a carefully paced, and quite brilliant, plot Let it unfold, and you will suddenly and unexpectedly find your heart racing and your eyes reading faster and faster this may be a just a children s book, but there is real danger, and several people end up dead.So put aside Harry Potter and The Hunger Games excellent books though they are and step back in time to enjoy the race to a tropical island in search of buried treasure.


  8. says:

    Totally unbelievable but leaves you wishing it were Of course this was a fantasy made up by the Swallows and s and the s uncle, Captain Flint They had taken a boat on the Broads and as it rained most of the time they made up this story to while away the time This explains the presence of Peter Duck who was Titty s imaginary companion in Swallowdale.It also explains how it is that Susan is suddenly able to produce edible meals, having never been able to do so before You can do anything in a fantasy


  9. says:

    I love Arthur Ransome, and this book lives up to my hopes and expectations This one is a cliff hanger The Swallow and children go sailing in the ocean with Captain Flint, Peter Duck, an old sailor, and a boy they get chased by pirates real pirates in a search for buried treasure It s a page turner for sure Lots of fun, excitement and danger Looking for a good book for a child Start with Swallows and s.


  10. says:

    My mum bought be the whole set of the Swallows and s series as a child, and I also had them on audio tape I much preferred listening to them than reading, because they made long car journeys pass quicker, and also the writing style of Arthur Ransome was, at times, hard going It was an inspiring book Although I found reading such long narratives as a child tedious, I ve come to appreciate the entire world of childhood freedom created by Ransome.


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About the Author: Arthur Ransome

Arthur Michell Ransome was born in Leeds in 1884 and educated in Windermere and Rugby His family spent their summers at Nibthwaite, to the south of Coniston Water.In 1902, Ransome abandoned a chemistry degree to become a publisher s office boy in London He used this precarious existence to practise writing, producing several minor works before Bohemia in London 1907 , a study of London s artist