Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The adventures of a group of children in the Lake District area of England. The children of a family on vacation meet up with two local girls and have an adventurous summer of sailing on the lake and camping on an island in the middle of the lake. A fun, old-fashioned adventure story for older grade school children. This is the first book in a series by Ransome. I love the feeling of freedom and excitement that the story conveys.