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Swan, D. K.

Overview
Works: 266 works in 1,100 publications in 4 languages and 6,515 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Christmas stories  Ghost stories  War fiction  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor, Compiler, în, Illustrator, Arranger, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
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Most widely held works by D. K Swan
Alice in Wonderland by D. K Swan( Book )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 255 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
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 219 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 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experience with both good and bad masters
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
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 160 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 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous sailor's adventures
Treasure Island by D. K Swan( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 156 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 145 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
Robinson Crusoe by D. K Swan( Book )

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

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 )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1999 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
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 137 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 Swiss family Robinson by D. K Swan( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 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 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
Gulliver's travels by D. K Swan( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of two cities ; and, Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Book )

29 editions published between 1959 and 2016 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
Oliver Twist by Margaret Maison( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 126 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 124 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 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of the finding of a treasure that made a simple man the Count of Monte Cristo
The mysterious island by Jules Verne( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A baloon ride, the crash and survival of four men, a boy and a dog
 
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Languages
English (263)

Chinese (25)

German (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
David CopperfieldTreasure IslandA Christmas carolThe young king and other storiesGulliver's travelsA tale of two cities ; and, Great expectationsKing Solomon's mines