Saturday, September 19, 2009

Secret Water

Secret Water (Swallows and Amazons, #8) Secret Water by Arthur Ransome


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is not quite as adventurous as some of the other Swallow and Amazon books, but it is very good. There is excitement and danger and no adults nearby. Lots of friendship and warring and good fun. The Swallows are marooned on a "desert island" where there are savages ("the eels") and friends (the Amazons) and given a mission--to map the secret water. It looks like they might not succeed. The ship's baby, Brigitte, volunteers to be a human sacrifice. A good read.

View all my reviews >>

2 comments:

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

wow..you are such a fast reader!!

i am amazed at how many you finish in a short time..

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you Shraddha (and April).

I read multiple books at a time and something it works out so that I finish a series in quick succession.