`So long,' called the harbourmaster. `Don't run into Missee Lee!' The Swallows, Amazons and Captain Flint don't pay much heed to the harbourmaster's friendly warning as they set off for China. They are on a round-the-world voyage aboard the Wild Cat and it's been plain sailing for a hundred ports. But when Gibber, the ship's monkey, accidentally sinks their faithful boat things take a serious turn for the worse. Separated, captured, miles from home, the Swallows and Amazons are about to meet their fate and the pirate who holds it: the legendary Missee Lee... In the 'Backstory' you can learn to decipher Nancy's Morse code and find out about the real life inspirations for Missee Lee 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 The Jungle Book 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-Time.
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'So long, ' called the harbourmaster. 'Don't run into Missee Lee!'The Swallows, Amazons and Captain Flint are on a round-the-world voyage. It's been plain sailing for a hundred ports and now they are on their way to China. A friendly harbourmaster has given them a warning: to watch out for pirates roaming the waters around the Chinese coast, but they haven't paid much heed. Until the day that Gibber the monkey accidentally sinks the faithful Wild Cat. Separated, captured, miles from home, the Swallows and Amazons are about to meet their fate and the pirate who holds it: the legendary Missee Lee.'
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Swallows and Amazons
In 12 books the Swallows and Amazons series tells the adventures of a group of children. Set between the two World Wars, the stories revolve around outdoor activities, largely sailing. Most were set in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads.
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The Amazons are the children that make up the crew of the boat the Amazon in Arthur Ransome's series 'Swallows and Amazons'. They are the sisters Nancy and Peggy Blackett.
The Swallows are the Walker siblings who make up the crew of the boat the Swallow in Arthur Ransome's series 'Swallows and Amazons'. They are John, Susan, Titty, Bridget and Roger Walker.
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