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Swan, D. K.

Overview
Works: 227 works in 1,072 publications in 4 languages and 6,535 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Christmas stories  Historical fiction  Ghost stories  Bildungsromans  Action and adventure fiction  Short stories  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor, Compiler, Illustrator, în, Author of introduction, Arranger
Classifications: PZ3.D55, 823.8
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 )

32 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 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
Gulliver's travels by Michael West( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 218 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
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 217 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 three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 178 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
The Swiss family Robinson by D. K Swan( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 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
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 Count of Monte Cristo by D. K Swan( Book )

12 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
Adventures of Sindbad the sailor by D. K Swan( Book )

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

A famous sailor's adventures
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 155 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
Alice in Wonderland by D. K Swan( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 153 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 )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 150 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 )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Chinese 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
A Christmas carol and other stories by Charles Dickens( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
David Copperfield by Clare West( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davie's kidnapping investigation leads to who would inherit the wealth
Robin Hood by D. K Swan( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in 3 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
The young king and other stories by Oscar Wilde( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 131 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
A tale of two cities ; and, Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. This edition uses the text as it appeared in its first serial publication in 1859 to convey the full scope of Dickens's vision, and includes the original illustrations by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Richard Maxwell's introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy
The mysterious island by D. K Swan( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A baloon ride, the crash and survival of four men, a boy and a dog
 
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Alternative Names
Swan, D. K.

Swan, D. K. 1910-...

Swan, Douglas Kelso

Swan, Douglas Kelso 1910-

Languages
English (349)

Chinese (35)

Spanish (1)

Korean (1)

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Black BeautyOliver TwistTreasure IslandA Christmas carol and other storiesDavid CopperfieldThe young king and other storiesA tale of two cities ; and, Great expectations