[ Reading ] ➷ Peter Duck Author Arthur Ransome – Rvtrek.info

Peter Duck 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 dread, until I remembered it s a children s books and must therefore, end happily ever after It s 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 dread, until I remembered it s a children s books and must therefore, end happily ever after It s a bit meta because, as we know, the Swallows and s are based on real then living people who went onto have proper adult lives Although books such as SA are fictionalised, they are based at least to some extent on fact, but this isn t Indeed, in Swallowdale, we get a hint that Peter Duck is an entirely made up story made up within the truth of the fictional series and made up in the lives of the Altounyan children and their friends.So much to savour in this book Some great characterisation that brings all these people very much to life A real sense of place I especially enjoyed the sail down the English Channel North Foreland visited last year , South Foreland went near this year , Deal, Folkestone, Dungeness, Beachy Headall visited this year, even Fairlight church was it just a few weeks ago I was mocking how much it stands out on the skyine, and now, it turns out, it s a valuable aid to navigation The trip to the Caribbean really stretches one s credulity, although it doesn t cross the line into implausible They encounter volcanic eruption, earthquake and hurricane pretty simultaneously I get the feeling that Arthur Ransome believed that earthquakes were part of the weather system Of course, an earthquake can affect weather I found that in Egypt when we got the aftermath of the Boxing Day Tsunami thousands of miles and several days away but we know nowadays that earthquakes and volcanoes are caused by plate tectonics Still, a jolly ripping read Not a great book bearing in mind it s written for children but a smashing tale to keep any normal adult entertained over several evenings 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 characters shift the focus from the Original Four Kids, who are very special kids indeed But all that noted, the 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 characters shift the focus from the Original Four Kids, who are very special kids indeed But all that noted, the book is grand fun, the adventure credible and diverting, and the treasure perfect 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 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 brilliant, plot Let it unfold, and you will suddenly and unexpectedly find your heart racing and your eyes readi 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 brilliant, plot Let it unfold, and you will suddenly and unexpectedly find your heart racing and your eyes reading faster and faster this may be a just a children s book, but there is real danger, and several people end up dead.So put aside Harry Potter and The Hunger Games excellent books though they are and step back in time to enjoy the race to a tropical island in search of buried treasure 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 violence by adults against a child and other adults The story kept me interested, but I m gla 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 violence by adults against a child and other adults The story kept me interested, but I m glad to see a return to the Lake District and renewed focus on the children s activities in the next book of the series 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 models for any youngsters reading them. 3.5 stars I like this book I do NOT like reading this series aloud It is hard. Ideally a 4.5https piningforthewest.co.uk 2020 0 Ideally a 4.5https piningforthewest.co.uk 2020 0 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 seriously evil pirate and his crew, experience a hurricane and an earthquake, and generally have a rousing, at times f 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 seriously evil pirate and his crew, experience a hurricane and an earthquake, and generally have a rousing, at times frightening, voyage Peter Duck was imaginary in Swallowdale , but is quite real, and quite the character, in this book Ransome is masterful in his detaied descriptions, especially the minutiae of sailing I can understand why this series was a favorite of mine in late elementary school 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 set at holiday intervals Also it will be noticeable to the better read, that the plot is Treasure Island I 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 set at holiday intervals Also it will be noticeable to the better read, that the plot is Treasure Island I knew a lad at school who was also into S A and this was his favourite title of them all, it wasn t mine, for some reason I just couldn t connect with it, however that is me and we are all different, the Swallows and s under the tutelage of Captain Flint Arthur Ransome and the eponymous Peter Duck go in search of treasure to the Caribees I can t actually remember the ending so no spoiler from me, I may re read it some time

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