Winter Holiday (Swallows and Amazons Series)

4.26 avg rating
( 1,812 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781455857814: Winter Holiday (Swallows and Amazons Series)

The fourth book in Arthur Ransome’s classic series for children, WINTER HOLIDAY takes intrepid explorers John, Susan, Titty, and Roger Walker, and fearsome Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy Blackett to the North Pole. Joined by budding novelist Dorothea Callum and her scientist brother Dick, the children plan an “Arctic” expedition. But unforeseen events separate the travelers and disaster nearly strikes in the exciting climax of their race to the Pole. “The story is the best kind of adventure story. . . . Every step is possible, and everyone is transmuted into romance by deliberate purpose. Nothing that the children do is beyond the reach of a group provided that winter, a frozen lake and mumps connive to perfect adventure.” – Observer “Mr. Ransome’s imagination is as deep and secret as the waters of his lake, his prose is as strong and level as the ice which covered it – a beautiful surface for adventurous skaters of any age.” –New Statesman “It’s hard to believe that four siblings could camp out together on an island for weeks without cross words. But like the old fashioned atmosphere, this loyalty and good cheer make their imaginary world a most pleasant, happy place.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

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

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


From the Trade Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover:

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

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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 19.99
US$ 18.32

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Arthur Ransome
Published by BRILLIANCE AUDIO, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1455857815 ISBN 13: 9781455857814
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRILLIANCE AUDIO, United States, 2012. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 165 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New. The fourth book in Arthur Ransome s classic series for children, WINTER HOLIDAY takes intrepid explorers John, Susan, Titty, and Roger Walker, and fearsome Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy Blackett to the North Pole. Joined by budding novelist Dorothea Callum and her scientist brother Dick, the children plan an Arctic expedition. But unforeseen events separate the travelers and disaster nearly strikes in the exciting climax of their race to the Pole. The story is the best kind of adventure story. . . . Every step is possible, and everyone is transmuted into romance by deliberate purpose. Nothing that the children do is beyond the reach of a group provided that winter, a frozen lake and mumps connive to perfect adventure. Observer Mr. Ransome s imagination is as deep and secret as the waters of his lake, his prose is as strong and level as the ice which covered it a beautiful surface for adventurous skaters of any age. New Statesman It s hard to believe that four siblings could camp out together on an island for weeks without cross words. But like the old fashioned atmosphere, this loyalty and good cheer make their imaginary world a most pleasant, happy place. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781455857814

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ransome, Arthur
ISBN 10: 1455857815 ISBN 13: 9781455857814
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. CD. Book Condition: New. New Audiobook. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KF-9781455857814

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Arthur Ransome
Published by BRILLIANCE AUDIO, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1455857815 ISBN 13: 9781455857814
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRILLIANCE AUDIO, United States, 2012. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 165 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New. The fourth book in Arthur Ransome s classic series for children, WINTER HOLIDAY takes intrepid explorers John, Susan, Titty, and Roger Walker, and fearsome Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy Blackett to the North Pole. Joined by budding novelist Dorothea Callum and her scientist brother Dick, the children plan an Arctic expedition. But unforeseen events separate the travelers and disaster nearly strikes in the exciting climax of their race to the Pole. The story is the best kind of adventure story. . . . Every step is possible, and everyone is transmuted into romance by deliberate purpose. Nothing that the children do is beyond the reach of a group provided that winter, a frozen lake and mumps connive to perfect adventure. Observer Mr. Ransome s imagination is as deep and secret as the waters of his lake, his prose is as strong and level as the ice which covered it a beautiful surface for adventurous skaters of any age. New Statesman It s hard to believe that four siblings could camp out together on an island for weeks without cross words. But like the old fashioned atmosphere, this loyalty and good cheer make their imaginary world a most pleasant, happy place. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781455857814

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ransome, Arthur
Published by Brilliance Corp (2012)
ISBN 10: 1455857815 ISBN 13: 9781455857814
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Corp, 2012. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TH9781455857814

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.02
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Arthur Ransome
Published by BRILLIANCE AUDIO, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1455857815 ISBN 13: 9781455857814
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRILLIANCE AUDIO, United States, 2012. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 165 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New. The fourth book in Arthur Ransome s classic series for children, WINTER HOLIDAY takes intrepid explorers John, Susan, Titty, and Roger Walker, and fearsome Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy Blackett to the North Pole. Joined by budding novelist Dorothea Callum and her scientist brother Dick, the children plan an Arctic expedition. But unforeseen events separate the travelers and disaster nearly strikes in the exciting climax of their race to the Pole. The story is the best kind of adventure story. . . . Every step is possible, and everyone is transmuted into romance by deliberate purpose. Nothing that the children do is beyond the reach of a group provided that winter, a frozen lake and mumps connive to perfect adventure. Observer Mr. Ransome s imagination is as deep and secret as the waters of his lake, his prose is as strong and level as the ice which covered it a beautiful surface for adventurous skaters of any age. New Statesman It s hard to believe that four siblings could camp out together on an island for weeks without cross words. But like the old fashioned atmosphere, this loyalty and good cheer make their imaginary world a most pleasant, happy place. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781455857814

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ransome, Arthur
Published by Brilliance Audio (2012)
ISBN 10: 1455857815 ISBN 13: 9781455857814
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2012. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 5.50x6.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-1455857815

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.69
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Arthur Ransome
ISBN 10: 1455857815 ISBN 13: 9781455857814
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Compact Disc. Book Condition: New. 137mm x 28mm x 165mm. Compact Disc. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 0.181. Bookseller Inventory # 9781455857814

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 28.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds