Friday, April 27, 2012

Swallows and Amazons

There is something about childhood that makes it so nice to revisit. Maybe it's the wonder you have about everything around you, the perspective of being only a couple of feet high, or maybe it's the fact you can wear and do whatever you want every day and feel no stress. Maybe. Well, if you like remembering bits of your childhood and have a vivid imagination, you need to read Swallows and Amazons. The book is actually in its 80th anniversary publication and is well worth a read.

Written by Arthur Ransome, the books is a tale of a group of children that play out on the river near their house on a boat called The Swallow and map out the islands and surrounding areas as if they were mysterious lands of pirates, natives, treasure and danger. They make war and make friends, as all children do in the end. It is such a fantastic read and I'd love you to read it to.

May your adventure begin!

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