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     Reunited for the summer, the Swallows and Amazons with Dick and Dorothea launch a prospecting expedition to find the lost gold mine of the high hills above the lake. But the mining camp runs into all sorts of trouble: not only the danger of fire in the drought ridden countryside...

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Overview

A timeless classic, beautifully rejacketed.
     BACKSTORY: Test your knowledge of the book and its characters, and learn more about water dowsing!

     Reunited for the summer, the Swallows and Amazons with Dick and Dorothea launch a prospecting expedition to find the lost gold mine of the high hills above the lake. But the mining camp runs into all sorts of trouble: not only the danger of fire in the drought ridden countryside but also scary encounters with unsafe tunnels. Worst of all is the sinister Squashy Hat, who appears to be a rival prospector and who's certainly a spy -- how can they keep working without him discovering what they've found?

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879238643
  • Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1992
  • Series: Swallows and Amazons Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 382
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    Ransome Goes for the Gold--and Gets It!

    In "Pigeon Post", Ransome once again brings us into the magical, adventurous world of the Lake District, and we reunite with the beloved and original Swallows and Amazons. However, sailing is out this summer, and prospecting is in. Drawn by rumors of a lost gold claim, the friends form an expedition party and venture far into the fells looking for pay dirt. Whether they find it or not, I will leave for the reader to discover.

    This Ransome book is rather unusual, mainly due to the near absence of both sailing and Captain Flint. Still, the action and excitement is unflagging, and along the way both the children and their fans will learn much about mining, independent adventure, and even the use of messenger pigeons. I enjoyed reading it very much.

    I recommend this book to any fan of Ransome and to anyone who enjoys wholesome, energetic children's literature.

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