Peter Duck

Book 3, Vintage Classics


Arthur Ransome

No. of pages 612

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Great for age 8+
`Why do they call him Black Jake? Is it because of his hair?' Titty asked. `Because of his heart' said Peter Duck The Swallows and Amazons, as well as Captain Flint and the ancient able seaman Peter Duck, set sail on the Wild Cat bound for the Channel. But they are shadowed by the Viper, manned by none other than Black Jake - a beastly pirate with a dark plan. Can the children race ahead and uncover the buried treasure before the pirate? Can they survive storms, earthquakes, crabs and even a waterspout and make it home? BACKSTORY: Find out if you would be a good sailor aboard the Wild Cat and learn all about the real location that inspired the author.

 

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Peter Duck
'Why do they call him Black Jake? Is it because of his hair?' Titty asked. 'Because of his heart' said Peter Duck. The Swallows and Amazons, as well as Captain Flint and the ancient able seaman Peter Duck, set sail on the Wild Cat bound for the Channel. But they are shadowed by the Viper, manned by none other than Black Jake - a beastly pirate with a dark plan. Can the children race ahead and uncover the buried treasure before the pirate? Can they survive storms, earthquakes, crabs and even a waterspout and make it home?

This book is in the following series:

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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