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The fourth book in Arthur Ransome's classic series for children Winter Holiday takes intrepid explorers John Susan Titty and Roger Walker and fea This may be my favorite in the series In this book new characters are introduced Dick and Dorothea siblings who are not as outdoorsy as the Swallows or as intrepid the s and thus uite appealing to armchair type readers At first they are too geeky to fit in but eventually are valued for the contributions they add to the group Dick as the unassuming but brilliant scientist and Dorothea for skills I don't recall perhaps her practical good nature When nicknames are bestowed on them the reader knows they have finally been acceptedDrama in this book is provided when Nancy and Peggy get the mumps and are uarantined preventing everyone from going back to boarding school as planned but thus providing the others with opportunity for exploringAs always there are dozens of food descriptions but I sometimes wonder how appetizing it actually would be La casa que arde de noche outdoorsy as the Swallows Black woman black life or as intrepid the s and thus uite appealing to armchair type readers At first they are too geeky to fit in but eventually are valued for the contributions they add to the group Dick as the unassuming but brilliant scientist and Dorothea for skills I don't recall perhaps her practical good nature When nicknames are bestowed Los ritos del agua: Trilogía de La Ciudad Blanca 2 (Autores Españoles e Iberoamericanos) on them the reader knows they have finally been acceptedDrama in this book is provided when Nancy and Peggy get the mumps and are uarantined preventing everyone from going back to boarding school as planned but thus providing the Heads, Features and Faces (Dover Anatomy for Artists) others with Evolve Level 4 Students Book opportunity for exploringAs always there are dozens Professional Daily Fantasy Football of food descriptions but I sometimes wonder how appetizing it actually would be

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Lan an Arctic expedition But unforseen events separate the travelers and disaster nearly strikes in the exciting climax of their race to the Pole The D's Dick and Dot Callum are introduced in this book The kids are there during winter break and thanks to Nancy getting Mumps get an extra month to their break Being winter time there isn't much sailing but being this crowd of kids they manage a kind of sailing anyway over the ice A few things in this one are rather hard to believe such as Uncle Jim coming home unexpectedly to find the kids have eaten up all his extensive supply of food and being fine about it Of course these families seem wealthy enough that that may just be an annoyance to replace instead of the financial hurt it might be for many people In any case they have a bunch of adventures including saving an injured sheep that make for good reading This is of a 35 stars Now on to the next in the series


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  1. says:

    Such is the power of this gentle winter holiday adventure about a group of children turning a frozen lake into a vast unexplored Arctic theirs to discover that in the midst of one of the hottest summers on record I looked up from the page out the window saw the overcast sky and uite seriously wondered for a moment if it was about to snowThis the third book of the Swallows and s series I do not count Peter Duck since it is a made up story and not something that really happened is perhaps the best First there's the Winter setting which makes for a refreshing change Then there's the introduction of two new characters Dick and Dorothea who at the outset are not the least bit outdoorsy and are not given to transforming their everyday activities into epic adventures However wanting the friendship of the busy Arctic Explorers they do their damnedest to fit in and learn the codes literal and otherwise and one of the fun parts of this book is the role that codes play in the unfolding of the story Plus the semaphore alphabet is written out in an illustration of a page of Dick's notebook all but inviting the reader to learn it along with him In a recent list serve discussion of this book my friend Rebecca wrote that what gives this series its depth is the way the different values and expectations of the Blacketts and Walkers are constantly but uietly being negotiated With a third family thrown in the mix the interpersonal dynamics become even interesting especially when circumstances bring Peggy previously a rather overshadowed character into the limelight Finally and what makes this book particularly brilliant is the tightness of the plot and the way the pretend adventure transforms seamlessly into a real adventure with a suitably dramatic conclusion review of July 24 2010


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    If only they had any sense said Susan But they haven't got any not that sort People oughtn't be allowed to be brought up in towns Another delightful adventure with the Swallows and s This time they are joined by Dick and Dorothea who are visiting Mrs Dixon their mother's former nurse for the winter holiday No high seas adventures this time Instead there is ice skating blizzards igloos and a polar expeditionEverything we have come to love and expect from this series was present and accounted for


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    This may be my favorite in the series In this book new characters are introduced Dick and Dorothea siblings who are not as outdoorsy as the Swallows or as intrepid the s and thus uite appealing to armchair type readers At first they are too geeky to fit in but eventually are valued for the contributions they add to the group Dick as the unassuming but brilliant scientist and Dorothea for skills I don't recall perhaps her practical good nature When nicknames are bestowed on them the reader knows they have finally been acceptedDrama in this book is provided when Nancy and Peggy get the mumps and are uarantined preventing everyone from going back to boarding school as planned but thus providing the others with opportunity for exploringAs always there are dozens of food descriptions but I sometimes wonder how appetizing it actually would be


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    This is so good it must surely be a contender for the best children's bo I have got to stop doing this It's Arthur Ransome Of course it's brilliant But I had forgotten just how brilliant it isIn this book Ransome introduces us to Dick and Dot I love Dot particularly her way of turning everything into a novel practically any situation she's in is rapidly summarised as the title of a book and the first line of chapter one and that's one of my habits too I'm also very fond of Dick who freuently seems so far away and then astonishes by being the most on the spot of them all Through Dick and Dot we see the Swallows and s differently; and through the weather we see the lake and its surroundings differently too It is superbly doneMost brilliant of all is of course Nancy still managing to run the show even when she's shifted off stage thanks to mumps Peggy does come to the fore a bit she's certainly trying hard but even confined to bed and running a temperature Nancy is the leader There is some lovely characterisation here and I like the way Ransome sketches the little undercurrents such as John Susan and Peggy becoming a little adult and perhaps not realising that Titty and Roger aren't as young as they used to beI think it's in Winter Holiday that Ransome first really shows how very clever he can be at putting together a plot he sets up the grand finale in one of the earliest chapters and even apparently off plot events such as the rescue of the sheep turn out to be significant because of the sheep the D's end up with a sail; without the sail they would undoubtedly have turned round and come back when the weather worsened but instead they travel faster and further than anybody could have imagined It's not a heart pounding climax in the style of Peter Duck but it's immensely satisfying


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    There are too many great things to say about this book Out of the three that I've read of the series so far I skipped over Peter Duck I feel this one is the strongest The mixing of new characters with codes and adventure make for an exciting read that also inspired meIf you want to introduce a friend or relative to these characters but fear the technical sailing talk in 'Swallows s' is too much you should try this book You are sucked right into the history of these kids without repetition of the past as in found in the Second book Swallowdale nor are the stories from the past book integral to the plot This allows someone who is just introduced to this world to be enveloped into the exploits of these children without feeling they are missing anything


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    Hadn't read this since I was about eight or nine and it really stands up to an adult re reading There are enough cliffhangers that I was uite gripped will they have to go back to school before the lake freezes? Will Dick and Dorothea be lost in the snow because they are townies? Will Susan ever do anything apart from the cooking? even though I already knew how it was going to work out Very good on how children are great at getting completely the wrong idea about how things work and then pursuing it wildly until all sorts of chaos ensues Also as a tiny I correctly diagnosed myself with mumps after learning the symptoms from this book


  7. says:

    Igloos Ice skating The Lake being frozen 'from end to end' for the first time since the 1890s The introduction of Dick and Dorothea Furthest North sleeping on Captain Flint's houseboat Nancy's mumps and of course the Race for the Pole Top stuff


  8. says:

    The D's Dick and Dot Callum are introduced in this book The kids are there during winter break and thanks to Nancy getting Mumps get an extra month to their break Being winter time there isn't much sailing but being this crowd of kids they manage a kind of sailing anyway over the ice A few things in this one are rather hard to believe such as Uncle Jim coming home unexpectedly to find the kids have eaten up all his extensive supply of food and being fine about it Of course these families seem wealthy enough that that may just be an annoyance to replace instead of the financial hurt it might be for many people In any case they have a bunch of adventures including saving an injured sheep that make for good reading This is of a 35 stars Now on to the next in the series


  9. says:

    More feel good nostalgia about a time when children were safe to play out all day and live a healthy active lifestyle No screens No Facebook Just fresh air exercise and adventure For anyone who has read the first three books in the series this will be familiar territory The main difference is that it's set in the winter and there is sledging than sailingThere are two extra characters Dick and Dorothea and one of the original characters spends much of her time ill in bed So the dynamics are different In particular I thought that the nervousness of the two new children about being accepted by this existing group of friends was done very well At this time of year with children all across the country going off to new schools I think there's a lot of that feeling aboutIt's also a clever way of casting back to previous books as the new children are shown the places where previous adventures took place I really enjoyed it even as an adult The best children's books of course are just about children not written to be just read by children and this is a great example of a story which will appeal to all ages


  10. says:

    I'm working my way through the Swallows and series in an effort to understand what makes them enduring childhood favorites I hadn't read Winter Holiday before it wasn't in our town library when I was 10 so it escaped me As a story it has plenty to delight snowy adventures real peril and lots of ingenuity in the face of nature What's also fascinating is what is completely taken for granted as a basis of the story and which no longer hold true the dangers of mumps the necessity of uarantining the children and the idea of an enforced month long vacation because of the need to avoid returning the infection to school It's a lovely little time capsule also this book and a reminder of a time when even the grownups could participate in the overturning of daily schedules that a snow storm might bring Delightful


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