We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

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In this latest adventure (following Pigeon Post, winner of the Carnegie Medal), the Walker family has come to Harwich to wait for Commander Walker’s return. As usual, the children can’t stay away from boats, and this time they meet young Jim Brading, skipper of the well-found sloop Goblin. But fun turns to high drama when the anchor drags, and the four young sailors find themselves drifting out to sea – sweeping across to Holland in the midst of a full gale! As in all of Ransome’s books, the emphasis is on self ...

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Overview

In this latest adventure (following Pigeon Post, winner of the Carnegie Medal), the Walker family has come to Harwich to wait for Commander Walker’s return. As usual, the children can’t stay away from boats, and this time they meet young Jim Brading, skipper of the well-found sloop Goblin. But fun turns to high drama when the anchor drags, and the four young sailors find themselves drifting out to sea – sweeping across to Holland in the midst of a full gale! As in all of Ransome’s books, the emphasis is on self reliance, courage, and resourcefulness. We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea is a story to warm any mariner’s heart. Full of nautical lore and adventure, it will appeal to young armchair sailors and seasoned salts alike.

“The seventh of the Arthur Ransome books, and I really think it is the best.” –Sunday Times

“Perhaps the best of all . . . Told with all the wealth of practical detail and satisfying sense of reality which make Mr. Ransome so unfailingly successful.” –Punch

While on vacation in East Anglia, four children, whose previous sailing experience is limited to dinghies, accidentally drift out to the North Sea after the rising tide causes their cutter to drag anchor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455857791
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Swallows and Amazons Series , #7
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,159,010
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.40 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2003

    Best Children's Adventure Book

    I read this story when I was 10 years old and I read it to my children. We all love the Walker family and their adventures. They are truly real life stories. Even though the story was written over 50 years ago, the plot appeals to the spirit of adventure that lies within all of us. For children and preteens, it captures that desire to be free from grown-up supervision, but does so in a way that makes it seem real and plausible. A first rate summer read!!!

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