WorldCat Identities

Swan, D. K.

Overview
Works: 226 works in 1,026 publications in 3 languages and 6,621 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Christmas stories  History  Action and adventure fiction  Ghost stories  Folklore  Robinsonades  Historical fiction  Sea stories 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor, Compiler, în, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Arranger
Classifications: PZ10.3.S38, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by D. K Swan
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het verhaal van een schipbreukeling die zich vierentwintig jaar lang in leven hield op een onbewoond eiland voor de Zuidamerikaanse kust. Bekorte en vereenvoudigde versie
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Michael West( Book )

32 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the legend of King Arthur
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 221 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 )

28 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulliver meets some extraordinary people and remarkable creatures during the course of his exciting voyages around the world. From a race of miniature folk to some surprisingly gentle giants and wise horses, Gulliver sees society form many different perspectives. Back in England life seems very ordinary after all his experiences, but Gulliver's fantastic adventures change his views forever
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Littérature de jeunesse en langue anglaise
The Swiss family Robinson by D. K Swan( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 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 )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in Chinese and English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seventeenth-century France, young D'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen
Adventures of Sindbad the sailor by D. K Swan( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 162 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 157 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 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirates, mutiny and a search for buried treasure, combined with the spirited writing, make this a classic among adventure stories
Kidnapped by D. K Swan( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davie's kidnapping investigation leads to who would inherit the wealth
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 147 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
Five famous fairy tales by Jane Rollason( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 146 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

Ebenezer Scrooge is the most miserable miser in Victorian London, until one Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts who show his past, present and future
David Copperfield by Clare West( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of a young boy growing up in 19th century London
Robin Hood by Henry Gilbert( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 136 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 )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 132 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
King Solomon's mines by D. K Swan( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elephant hunter's chronicle of his safari into the interior of South Africa to search for a fabled diamond mine and to rescue the brother of the English gentleman who accompanies him across the deserts and mountains
Little women by Michael West( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 127 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 (307)

Chinese (18)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Black BeautyTreasure IslandA Christmas carolDavid CopperfieldThe young king and other storiesKing Solomon's minesLittle women