Secret water

Book 8, Vintage Classics


Arthur Ransome

No. of pages 548

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Great for age 8+
'You'll start with a blank map, that doesn't do more 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 thought... Includes exclusive content: In the 'Backstory' you can find out about some real life explorers! 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-Time.

 

This book contains the following story:

Secret Water
'You'll start with a blank map, that doesn't do more 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 thought-

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.

Puffin Books

Vintage Classics

This book features the following characters:

Amazons
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.

Swallows
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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