Vol. 7 No. 5 - Swallows and Amazons

Vol. 7 No. 5 - Swallows and Amazons

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41st issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features the first work in the series by Arthur Ransome. Full color issue containing 24 pages with 119 illustrations. 10 articles. 8.5 in. x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Arthur Ransome, Magazine, Nancy Young & Swallows and Amazons

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Vol. 7 No. 5 of The Storybook Home Journal

Swallows and Amazons


What's in this issue?

That Could Not Be Left Behind the Decorating article

Decorating with the mood of a summer home in mind. Includes suggestions for efficient yet tasteful storage.

The Treasure Seekers (That's You And Me) the Hearth article

Instructions for creating a treasure map, using construction paper, pen and ink, and pastels and chalk. Includes 21 map symbols. In his introduction to the project, Al briefly recalls the importance of coming into contact with true genius as a child.

With A Little Help From The Natives the Kitchen article

Five beginner recipes that serve as cooking lessons involving children. Recipes include chilled-fruit soup, oyster shell sandwich breads or seed cakes, egg salad, and ginger-nuts.

We Ought To Sing the Music article

Sheet music for piano arrangement of Spanish Ladies. Includes a listening list of sea-inspired classical works by 20th century British composers.

The Heather-Covered Slopes the Garden article

Suggestions for incorporating heather into home gardens. Discusses six varieties of heather.

Even If It Was Perfectly Dark the Workshop article

Instructions for creating a copper candle-lantern with leaded-glass panels.

Arthur Ransome the Bookshelf article

Biographical sketch of Arthur Ransome. Includes a list of the books in the Swallows and Amazons series.

Best Frocked the Looking Glass article

Inspiration for bringing back the idea of outfitting, as part of creating a child's wardrobe. Includes hairstyle ideas reminiscent of the 1930s and 1940s.

Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article

Wooden trays for storage. Nesting bowls. Impromptu hurricane lamp. Virtual travel.

Governors, Guests, And Secrecy the Writer's Garret article

The diary of Leornian Feldham's voyage to South Carolina and the Caribee Islands, part 4.

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Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome

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Arthur Ransome's 1930s Swallows and Amazons series is really less a group of novels, and more a multi-volumed set of instructions on how to properly conduct summer (and occasionally winter) vacations.
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By Al R. Young The Swallows and Amazons issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - That Could Not Be Left Behind (2 pages)Hearth - The Treasure Seekers (That's You And Me) (1 page)Kitchen - With A Little Help From The Natives (2 pages)Music - We Ought To Sing (2 pages)Garden - The Heather-Covered Slopes (1 page)Workshops - Even If It Was Perfectly Dark (3 pages)Bookshelf - Arthur Ransome (4 pages)Glass - Best Frocked (1 page)Attic - Living Richly Without Being Rich (1 page)Garret - Governors, Guests, And Secrecy (4 pages)Swallows and Amazons is the 47th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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