The Children's books of Arthur Ransome

a survey by Robert Thompson

This is a personal survey of the dozens of editions of the twelve children's books of Arthur Ransome. I certainly do not possess them all (chance would be a fine thing) and have only scant information about some of them. If I have inadvertently been mistaken or if anyone can add further information on editions not shown here, please contact me.

Swallows and Amazons translations Swallowdale Peter Duck Winter Holiday
Coot Club Pigeon Post We didn't mean to go to sea Secret Water
The Big Six Missee Lee The Picts and the Martyrs Great Northern?




British - Cape hardback American - paperback Dutch Hungarian Slovak
British - Puffin paperback Australian Finnish Japanese Spanish
British - Red Fox paperback Canadian French Korean Swedish
British - other Czech German Norwegian
American - hardback Danish Hebrew Polish
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