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Peter Duck Why do they call him Black Jake Is it because of his hair Titty askedBecause of his heart said Peter DuckThe Swallows and s, 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

About the Author: Arthur Ransome

Arthur Michell Ransome was an English author and journalist He was educated in Windermere and Rugby His family spent their summers at Nibthwaite, to the south of Coniston Water.In 1902, Ransome abandoned a chemistry degree to become a publisher s office boy in London He used this precarious existence to practise writing, producing several minor works before Bohemia in London 1907 , a study of London s artistic scene and his first significant book.An interest in folklore, together with a desire to escape an unhappy first marriage, led Ransome to St Petersburg, where he was ideally placed to observe and report on the Russian Revolution He knew many of the leading Bolsheviks, including Lenin, Radek, Trotsky and the latter s secretary, Evgenia Shvelpina These contacts led to persistent but unproven accusations that he spied for both the Bolsheviks and Britain.Ransome married Evgenia and returned to England in 1924 Settling in the Lake District, he spent the late 1920s as a foreign correspondent and highly respected angling columnist for the Manchester Guardian, before settling down to write Swallows and s and its successors.Today Ransome is best known for his Swallows and s series of novels, 1931 1947 All remain in print and have been widely translated.Arthur Ransome died in June 1967 and is buried at Rusland in the Lake District.

10 thoughts on “Peter Duck

  1. Wendy Wendy says:

    As a child these were my favourite books, I loved stories of adventure and my family holidayed in the English Lake District where these books are set so I knew the places they visited.Whilst on holiday I would imagine meeting the Swallows and s on every lake At school my friends and I would play Swallows and s My best friend Sarah and I, being the only ones who were truly ob

  2. Steve Johgart Steve Johgart says:

    Where in the first two books in the series the children create imaginary epic adventures out of ordinary vacations in England s Lake District, in this book they embark on a genuine epic adventure They re off in the great two masted sailing ship with Captain Flint and old tar Peter Duck on a treasure hunt in the Caribbean or the Caribbees, as they call it They are chased by a s

  3. John Ashtone John Ashtone says:

    This is the Third in the S A series A note to all, it is later revealed I can t remember which book but poss Pigeon Post or Winter Holiday that this is a made up story told in the cold winter Holidays between Swallows and s and Swallowdale The reason for this is that actually the children are all the same age as in Swallowdale, which becomes apparent when later novels are all se

  4. Deborah Deborah says:

    Quite simply the best book ever wri oh, hang on, isn t that what I put for Swallows and s This has, of course, the natural dialogue, real characters, and detailed scenery you would expect from Arthur Ransome and there are maps and diagrams for those of us who are weak in geography or the construction and operation of sailing vessels It also has a carefully paced, and quite brillia

  5. Nick Nick says:

    Ransome certainly knows how to work his way through a story In some ways, I missed the delightful insights into childhoods of the 1930 in the first two books of the series, because this book is so focused on the plot of the treasure hunt, the pirates, the sea voyage, and the various meteorological happenings that keep things humming You barely have time to come up for air, and new c

  6. Patricia Patricia says:

    I found and read the Swallows and s series in my early 20s I am only sorry I did not find them earlier Stories of the family s summer adventures are beautifully written, and encourage responsible and creative living Self reliance, intelligent reasoning skills, and strong imagination with these children provide an excellent backdrop for this series of books, as well as strong roll mode

  7. Susan Susan says:

    The six children Swallows and s , Captain Flint, an old seaman Peter Duck, the parrot, the monkey, and an unexpected crew member go on a sea cruise and treasure hunt The author anchors this improbable tale with realistic details and lots of action Unlike the other books I ve read in this series, this one involvesadult doings as well as pursuit by villains The story also involved acts of

  8. Christy Whitsell Christy Whitsell says:

    3.5 stars I like this book I do NOT like reading this series aloud It is hard.

  9. Katrina Katrina says:

    Ideally a 4.5https 2020 0 Ideally a 4.5https 2020 0

  10. Geraldine Geraldine says:

    Wow I didn t read this as a child, although I naturally assumed that I had I read most of the series, some of them multiple times.I hadn t especially like Swallowdale but ploughed on, knowing that there were much better books later in the series.This is the third and it really is as good as Swallows and s Let s just say that at one point my heart was pounding and my stomach was sick with drea

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