Peter Duck: A Treasure Hunt in the Caribbees (Google eBook)

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David R. Godine Publisher, Jan 1, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction - 414 pages
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Six intrepid brothers and sisters crew out on the high seas where they brave every imaginable danger.
  

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Review: Peter Duck: A Treasure Hunt in the Caribbees (Swallows and Amazons #3)

User Review  - Linda Clader - Goodreads

My fourth grade teacher read this to our class, and this is the second time I've re-read it since. A great yarn, starring a delightful bunch of English kids, plus pirates. In some ways the Swallows ... Read full review

Review: Peter Duck: A Treasure Hunt in the Caribbees (Swallows and Amazons #3)

User Review  - Olivia - Goodreads

Great escapism, just what I needed! Read full review

Contents

BOOK
11
QUAYSIDE
13
REDHAIRED BOY
30
TRIAL TRIP
46
WASHING THE ANCHOR
59
PETER DUCK SPINS HIS YARN
67
AND WINDS IT UP
77
OUTWARD BOUND
86
FIRST SIGHT OF CRAB ISLAND
211
ISLAND MORNING
220
BLAZED TRAIL
230
DUCKHAVEN
244
GOODBYE TO THE WILD CAT
254
xxin SWALLOWS VOYAGE
265
DIGGERS CAMP
276
DIGGERS AT WORK
283

FIRST NIGHT AT SEA
98
BEACHY HEAD TO THE WIGHT
112
CAPTAIN FLINTS FIDGETS
124
WORDS IN THE DARK
133
ROGERS NIGHT SCENE
137
BLIND MANS BUFF
142
DECISION
154
QUIT OF THE VIPER
167
BILL FINDS HIS PLACE
177
THE MADEIRAS AT DUSK
187
BOOK
197
TRADE WIND
199
LAND HO
208
THREATENING WEATHER
296
GREAT GUNS
304
THE FINDING OF THE TREASURE
318
SPANISH GALLEON
332
DIRTY WORK
343
THE ONLY HOPE
354
WHOSE STEPS IN THE DARK?
364
ALL ABOARD ONCE MORE
374
WATERSPOUT
383
BONIES AND MALLIES
398
SPANISH LADIES
407
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About the author (1987)

Children's author Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds, England on January 18, 1884. As a child, he spent many vacations sailing, camping, and exploring the countryside in England's Lake Country. He studied chemistry for one year at Yorkshire College before dropping out to become a writer. He worked for a London publisher and then for the Manchester Guardian newspaper. He wrote his first book, Bohemia in London, in 1907 and went to study folklore in Russia in 1913. In 1916, he published Old Peter's Russian Tales, a collection of 21 folktales. During World War I, he became a reporter for the Daily News and covered the war on the Eastern Front. While in Russia, he also covered the Russian Revolution in 1917. He eventually settled in England's Lake District with his second wife. In 1929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons, which was the first book in his well-know Swallows and Amazons series about children who sail and explore the lakes and mountains of England. He drew inspiration for the books from his own childhood memories. In 1936, he won the Carnegie Medal for children's literature for Pigeon Post. He died on June 3, 1967.

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