WorldCat Identities

Swan, D. K.

Overview
Works: 233 works in 979 publications in 4 languages and 6,638 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Christmas stories  Historical fiction  Ghost stories  Folklore  Action and adventure fiction  Children's audiobooks  Pop-up books 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor, Compiler, Illustrator, în, Author of introduction, Arranger
Classifications: PZ10.3.S38, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by D. K Swan
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Michael West( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the legend of King Arthur
Robinson Crusoe by D. K Swan( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prince and the pauper by Michael West( Book )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places, each learns something about the other's very different station in life
Gulliver's travels by Michael West( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulliver's Travels is an adventure story (in reality, a misadventure story) involving several voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon, who, because of a series of mishaps en route to recognized ports, ends up, instead, on several unknown islands living with people and animals of unusual sizes, behaviors, and philosophies, but who, after each adventure, is somehow able to return to his home in England where he recovers from these unusual experiences and then sets out again on a new voyage
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three great swordsmen, Porthos, Aramis, Anthos, with their protege, D'Artagnan, match wits with the sinister Cardinal Richelieu who seeks to divide the royalty in his own quest for power
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters
The Swiss family Robinson by D. K Swan( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life
The Count of Monte Cristo by D. K Swan( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of the finding of a treasure that made a simple man the Count of Monte Cristo
Kidnapped by D. K Swan( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davie's kidnapping investigation leads to who would inherit the wealth
Adventures of Sindbad the sailor by D. K Swan( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous sailor's adventures
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses stories from great literature to develop vocabulary, reading and listening comprehension, basic grammar, and critical thinking skills in English. This book is adapted from the Longman Classics edition of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. This story is written at Stage One (500 word vocabulary). Excellent for children age seven and up and for adults learning English
Treasure Island by D. K Swan( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirates, mutiny and a search for buried treasure, combined with the spirited writing, make this a classic among adventure stories
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books for Youth, Middle Readers: Gr. 5-7. Let's face it, there are dreary passages in Dickens and convoluted sentences that are impenetrable for young readers and that put them off a great story. This retelling works well: it gets rid of a lot of the padding while keeping the narrative tension of the original. Oliver's stark request, "Please, sir, I want some more," will thrill kids today as it always has, and the story of the street boy on the run, who lives with outlaws and then finds a safe home, is an archetypal adventure. The problem here is the illustrations. Dickens' novel is scary. Cruickshank's original pictures were true to the terror as well as the comic absurdity of the story, but Birmingham's large, soft pastel pictures are sunny and sweet and angelic, with no hint of darkness and grime. Yes, Dickens' story does end in sentimental togetherness, but the terror is always there. Fagin's crowd was never this cute. ((Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)) -- Hazel Rochman
David Copperfield by Clare West( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of a young boy growing up in 19th century London
Five famous fairy tales by Jane Rollason( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading level: 2 [yellow]
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
Robin Hood by D. K Swan( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the bowman who takes from the rich and gives to the poor
The young king and other stories by Oscar Wilde( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories using the imagination to portray different feelings. Includes The Birthday of the Infanta; The Happy Prince; The Fisherman and his Soul; The Nightingale and the Rose; The Star Child; The Selfish Giant
The mysterious island by D. K Swan( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A baloon ride, the crash and survival of four men, a boy and a dog
Little women by Michael West( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England"
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Gulliver's travels
Alternative Names
Swan, D. K.

Swan, D. K. 1910-...

Swan, Douglas Kelso

Swan, Douglas Kelso 1910-

Languages
English (291)

Chinese (24)

Spanish (1)

Korean (1)

Covers
Black BeautyTreasure IslandDavid CopperfieldA Christmas carolThe young king and other storiesLittle women