"Swallows and Amazons"
Island Paradise
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Swallows and Amazons is a series of children books by Arthur Ransome.

Four young children set out in their boat (The Swallow of the title) to an island of adventure in the English Lake District. The island is a peaceful haven until its invasion by Amazon pirates; however, in time, a truce is called and the "Swallows" and the "Amazons" become good friends. They have all kinds of happy adventures, camping under open skies, swimming in clear water, fishing and exploring. The island is a fantastic place where they can explore and have fun without an adult in sight.