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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Swallows and Amazons

smolin, September 28, 2010

If I were to pick a book that I'd like every child to experience, this is it. It has wonderful characters who can serve as great role models; realistic situations to which the reader can relate; and excellent, accessible English prose. Mr. Ransome speaks to, and never down to children and their experience of the world. And it has that one element that I so crave in children's literature: the children are authors of their own adventures, using their imagination to engage the world in a rich and rewarding way. They are never the passive pawns of fate. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have.
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