REVIEW É We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

SUMMARY We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

REVIEW É We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea Í 'Like to spend a night in the Goblin’The Swallows are staying on the Suffolk coast while they wait for their father to return home from China But although the harbour is bursting with bobbing yachts barges and steamers this year there's no chance of any sailing for the landlocked Swallows That is until t'Like to spend a night in the Goblin’The Swallows are staying on the Suffolk coast while they wait for their father to return home from China But although the harbour is bursting with bobbing yachts barges and steamers this year there's no chance of any sailing for the landlocked Swallows That is until they rescue young Jim Bradi. Surely the best children's book ever written Yes dammit this time I'm finishing the sentence It is just superb I daresay there will be the usual bunch of reviewers moaning that it took too long to get going But this was a book written in the time before young people had the attention span of a gnat and actually everything in the first half of the book is important to the second half of the book It's called constructionThis is probably although I'm only halfway through the series so may have to change my mind the most dramatic and the most emotional of the Swallows and s books but everything is beautifully put into perspective by Captain Walker We last heard from him in the famous 'Better drowned than duffers' telegram that started the Swallows on their first adventure; now we get to meet him and he is so sensible and matter of fact that suddenly we can see where Susan gets it from He takes the Swallows' adventure in his stride and that puts all the drama of the high seas back into its place run of the mill for a man of the sea rather than totally extraordinaryWhile it's actually underway of course not Susan nor any of the Swallows would class what's going on as 'run of the mill' Susan has every reason to think John is dead at one point for a start For the Swallows and for the reader it is a totally extraordinary journey; and at the end the homecoming Have a hankie handy

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Ng and his boat the Goblin from a sticky situation and to their delight are recruited as crew members Mother agrees they can go on one condition – they absolutely must not sail out past Beach End Buoy and into the open seaIncludes exclusive content In the 'Backstory' you can test your knowledge of the book and learn all about the. The title really says it all The four Swallows find themselves in a storm in an unfamiliar sailboat and must take the long way around to get back This was one of my favorites in this series and had the added charm of finally meeting the father of the flock who makes his appearance at the perfect moment

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We Didn't Mean to Go to SeaArt of sailing Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty first century classics list aimed at 8 12 year olds and the adults in their lives Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Tim. I didn't like this as much as the others in the series so far mostly because there is too much technical sailing jargon and discussion of sandbanks to really grab me as a non sailorBasically the action moves from the Lake District to the east coast Harwich to be exact The Walker children meet a young boat skipper Jim and after their mother has checked his background they're allowed to spend the night on his boat the Goblin as long as they remain in the harbourThe title is a bit of a giveaway and the tale is of what happens when the Walker children without Jim for reasons that only become apparent right at the end of the novel and against their wishes cross the North Sea to HollandReading this now it's really very difficult to shut up the it's PC Gone Mad inner Daily Mail reader in you these days Mrs Walker would have the Police after Jim for being a potential child snatching paedophile they would have been arrested for stealing the boat and as suspected illegal immigrants on arrival in Holland and again on their re arrival in England There's the animal smuggling charge to be levelled against them too The children would probably sue Jim for damages for the trauma they have suffered during the unwanted voyageBut even so It's a ripping yarn and I thoroughly enjoyed it