WorldCat Identities

Swan, D. K.

Overview
Works: 275 works in 1,109 publications in 4 languages and 6,482 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Christmas stories  History  Ghost stories  Action and adventure fiction  Science fiction  Robinsonades 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor, Compiler, Translator, Illustrator, în, Author of introduction, Arranger, Corrector
Classifications: PR4558, 823.8
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Most widely held works by D. K Swan
Alice in Wonderland by D. K Swan( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 249 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
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe( Book )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simplified version of the experiences of an Englishman stranded by shipwreck on a desert island, where he survives for some thirty years
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Michael West( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the legend of King Arthur
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and held by 176 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 1990 in English and held by 169 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
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of a young boy growing up in 19th century London
Adventures of Sindbad the sailor by D. K Swan( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous sailor's adventures
The three musketeers by D. K Swan( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 155 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
Treasure Island by D. K Swan( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1999 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
Five famous fairy tales by Michael West( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White Birds; The Fisherman and the Giant; The Glass Box; The Prince and his Servants; The Table, the Donkey and the Stick
Robin Hood by D. K Swan( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the bowman who takes from the rich and gives to the poor
Kidnapped by D. K Swan( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davie's kidnapping investigation leads to who would inherit the wealth
A Christmas carol : being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future. Presented in comic book format
The young king and other stories by Oscar Wilde( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 129 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
Oliver Twist by Margaret Maison( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 121 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
King Solomon's mines by D. K Swan( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 121 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
The Count of Monte Cristo by D. K Swan( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of the finding of a treasure that made a simple man the Count of Monte Cristo
The Prince and the pauper by Mark Twain( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 117 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
The mysterious island by Jules Verne( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A baloon ride, the crash and survival of four men, a boy and a dog
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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David Copperfield
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David CopperfieldTreasure IslandA Christmas carol : being a ghost story of ChristmasThe young king and other storiesKing Solomon's minesThe Prince and the pauperA tale of two cities
Alternative Names
Swan, D.K.

Swan, D. K. 1910-...

Swan, Douglas Kelso

Swan, Douglas Kelso 1910-

Languages
English (299)

Chinese (28)

German (2)

Spanish (1)