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Orers 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. 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 visitedWhilst 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 itI still read these occasionally and can't wait till my own daughters are old enough for themSwallows and s for Ever

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Secret Water'You’ ll start with a blank map that doesn’ t do than show roughly what’ s water and what isn’ t’When the Walker family’s holiday plans are ruined by Daddy having to work the whole summer seems lost at sea But a dull holiday for the children is too miserable to bear so their parents hatch a plan The Swallows a. Secret Water was first published in 1939 when its author was 56 Arthur Ransom was finished with his Russian adventures by then but he may have still been a spy and perhaps a double agent working for both the Soviets and the British Did he get his interest in mapping terrain from his wartime activities in WWI or had he been up to something recently I ask these uestions only because the children of this novel occupy a different world than children do today Daddy and Mother turn them loose in the marshes for several days with the assignment to map their surroundings which they do with a kind of focus and ferocity that belies their age and the other play acting that goes on around the exploratory activities It's a curious story filled with vague danger and precise cartography In the end it's not clear that there is any point to the mapping except that the task is completed and Daddy approves It sounds for all the world like MI6 sending off a spy to check out terrain ahead of a war or at least some international tension In the end the job is indeed done and Daddy the spymaster is content but what happens to the map The children don't seem to care much once the map is delivered; their portion of the operation is finished I don't buy it But the story is filled with the uiet drama of boats tidal waters and the perils of children on their own It's great fun

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Secret Water Summary ✓ 106 ´ 'You’ ll start with a blank map that doesn’ t do than show roughly what’ s water and what isn’ t’When the Walker family’s holiday plans are ruined by Daddy having to work the whole summer seems lost at sea But a dull holiday for the children is too miserable to bear so their parents hatch a plan The Swallows aRe to be marooned on an island with only a blank map and a little sailing dinghy Their task To explore and chart the area avoid the endless mud and survive And what do they discover Well they might not be as alone as they first thoughtIncludes exclusive content In the 'Backstory' you can find out about some real life expl. It's not that you blessed gummockUnlike most previous installments of Swallows and s Secret Water the 8th in the series picks up the story right after where the last one finished off And the old gang's back to yet another entertaining adventure together' As eggs is eggs said Roger 'I'm still amazed how the author succeeds every time to make each story very interesting while not making anything feel repetitive And as for this particular one I believe it is one of the best one's yet Can't wait for the next bookJibbooms and bobstays Everything's just right I'm only thinking about the savage chief We ought to do things properly Look here Mastodon' Great Congers and Lampreys burst out Nancy We can't deblood ourselves now 'Swallows and s and Eels for ever Blood brothers and sisters till death do us part