GREAT NORTHERN? by Arthur Ransome
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You either are a Swallows' and Amazons' fan, eagerly awaiting every new book by Arthur Ransome, or you aren't. I happen to qualify, so perhaps I am prejudiced. Anyhow, here's another book about a seafaring holiday in the Hebrides, with Dick, least aggressive of the crowd, as central figure, in his role as Naturalist. The usual nautical adventure, so accurately termed that even the most critical can find no fault; some shore excitement, as the youngsters run afoul of the natives, and are accused of disturbing the game; and finally, the story culminates in an exciting pitting of wits against an unscrupulous egg-collector, determined to raid the nest of the Great Northern Diver, which Dick has spotted. Lively story for children who like boats- and the personalities of the boys and girls cruising with Uncle Jim are familiar to faithful followers.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1948
Publisher: Macmillan