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All aboard! Join Roger, John, Susan and Titty for a summer of imagination and adventure.
Your child’s name appears on the cover
Write a special message on the title page
Hand-drawn illustrations on every page
Available in hardback
Add a luxury gift box for a thoughtful finishing touch
It’s summer 1929 in the Lake District and Roger, John, Susan and Titty sail to a deserted island aboard Swallow, where they enjoy hiking, fishing and sailing adventures. The island holds more in store for them when two ferocious pirates challenge Roger and his siblings to a battle that lasts the summer months.
A timeless classic from Arthur Ransome, reminiscing his childhood of long summer days filled with adventure, this book will spark your child’s imagination and teach them to venture outside for their own escapades.
Remade in this beautiful 350 page hardback edition with original illustrations from Ransome, this personalised Swallows and Amazon book beautifully embellishes your child’s name in foil on the cover and features a special message on the title page.
How to Personalise
Personalise with any name up to 12 characters which will feature on the cover of the book. Add a personal message of two lines, up to 40 characters per line, which will appear on the title page. Check your personalisation: accents and other symbols cannot be used unless otherwise stated.
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We’re constantly researching new materials to create more personalised books, so what you think matters! Tell us your feedback. From finding the book you were looking for to how easy your chosen book was to personalise – every little detail is important, so we can perfect your shopping experience the next time you return!
Roger Fisher25 May 2020
sheila30 Jan 2019
excellent quality. Very happy Grandaughter.
Claire29 Aug 2018
Lovely book. Good quality with nice black and white illustrations. My daughter will love it.
Emma Grahame29 Aug 2018
Bought as a Christmas present for my newphew and Neiles. Very special item - they loved it and it was posted promptly
Yay we got it right in the end my grandson is only two and six months and he has actually said I love my book with dinosaurs.its lovely for little ones colours of the pictures are lovely as well as the meaning full story .it's worked out as a expensive book for me but that was down to predicted spelling of his name wrong twice ,so I am sooo pleased he loves it .
- Mrs Diane Richards
Samantha1 Jun 2020
OMG!!! 100% must buy!!!!!
OMG!!!! Amazing book, can’t wait to give to to my niece for her birthday. She is going to love it.
Jacqueline B1 Jun 2020
A lovely book
A lovely book. My nephew loved it.
Sav Tibbs1 Jun 2020
60th Birthday Present
Bought this book for my brother and he he loved it. Brilliant service arrived on time even with all the restrictions of COVID.
Will use them again👍
Valerie Stenson1 Jun 2020
Excellent service. Extremely pleased with the product
David Emmott1 Jun 2020
You are contacting the donee of the…
You are contacting the donee of the gift not me the donor who ordered and paid for it!!!! Nat happy at that
Gary Hannah1 Jun 2020
Perfect for story time
The book is fantastic a very high quality finish. Very pleased with how well designed this book is it’s 10 ⭐️
Fleur McCarten1 Jun 2020
Lauren1 Jun 2020
Quick prompt delivery
I purchased the spider man book for my nephew, the product came promptly and I was updated to its delivery progress which was helpful. The only issue that I encountered was that the website kept crashing so I had to enter the information several times and I was unable to load the picture I wanted at the back of the book, which was a shame. Other than that, good quality book which my nephew loved seeing his name in throughout.
Danusia1 Jun 2020
Came on time and very pleased with product. Hoping my husband will be too. I'm sure he will