Coot Club

Coot Club

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by Arthur Ransome, Alison Larkin
     
 

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It all started with a coot’s nest. Dorothy and Dick meet Tom Dodgeon, Port and Starboard, and three pirate salvagers — all members of the “Coot Club” Bird Protection Society. When one of the coot’s nests is disturbed by a shipful of “Hullabaloos” — rude holiday boaters — trouble begins. Frantic chases, calamitous… See more details below

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It all started with a coot’s nest. Dorothy and Dick meet Tom Dodgeon, Port and Starboard, and three pirate salvagers — all members of the “Coot Club” Bird Protection Society. When one of the coot’s nests is disturbed by a shipful of “Hullabaloos” — rude holiday boaters — trouble begins. Frantic chases, calamitous boat collisions, and near drownings fill the pages of this exciting fifth addition to Ransome’s classic children’s series.

“This exciting story of the Norfolk Broads is definitely the best Mr. Ransome has written. It is genuine adventure, and yet there is not an incident which could not easily occur sailing about the waters of East Anglia.” —Daily Mail

“There is satisfactory realism about all that happens to the Coot Club, and the atmosphere and detail of the odd part of England where they navigate are conveyed with a charm and accuracy that only this author perhaps could bring to bear.” —Guardian

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“He makes a tale of adventure a handbook to adventure.” –Observer

“There is plenty of excitement, a little danger, a quality of thinking, planning and fun which is delightful and stimulating.” –TLS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455857081
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Swallows and Amazons Series, #5
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Arthur Ransome was born in 1884. He was in Russia in 1917 and witnessed the Revolution, which he reported for the Manchester Guardian. After escaping to Scandinavia, he settled in the Lake District of England with his Russian wife where, in 1929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons. Thus began a writing career that has produced some of the best children s literature of all time.

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