Five on a Treasure Island
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Five on a Treasure Island

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Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. 'There was something else out on the sea by the rocks - something dark that seemed to lurch out of the waves ...What could it be?' Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top. Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there? This edition features the text from the Classic edition and contains the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • B&W Line Illustrations
  • 0340681063
  • 9780340681060
  • 2,353

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The prize must go to the adventures of George and co. Listed as one of the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels) The Daily Telegraph One of the 50 books every child should read by Age 16 essexbaby.co.uk Famous Five books are essential for all children's bookshelves MADEFORMUMS.COM I thought this series was wonderful. It struck me as a great injustice that they were having adventures and I wasn't -- Alexander McCall Smith The Sunday Telegraph Dangerous criminals are no match for children and a dog. Adults are useless Country Life Always popular, always a favourite. And ALWAYS full of adventure -- Dan Smith The Big Issue This book is so exciting you'll want to play detective yourself The Week Junior As the first set of 'grown-up' books I ever discovered I could read on my own, the Famous Five have a very special place in my heart. I still remember running through to my parents' room to tell them I could read well enough to go adventuring with the Five without their help. And with 21 books in the series, I had plenty of escapades to look forward to! The List (Glasgow & Edinburgh) The prize must go to the adventures of George and co. Listed as one of the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels) The Daily Telegraph One of the 50 books every child should read by Age 16 essexbaby.co.uk Famous Five books are essential for all children's bookshelves MADEFORMUMS.COM I thought this series was wonderful. It struck me as a great injustice that they were having adventures and I wasn't -- Alexander McCall Smith The Sunday Telegraph Dangerous criminals are no match for children and a dog. Adults are useless Country Life Always popular, always a favourite. And ALWAYS full of adventure -- Dan Smith The Big Issueshow more

Review Text

Another high-spirited mystery-adventure by a popular English author. Her erodible children in incredible adventure provide sure pull with her readers. Here three visiting cousins, with their defiant cousin George (who wont be called Georgiana) find treasure on a rocky island in the ruins and underground passages of an ancient castle. There are plenty of thrills, - an old ship cast up from the sea, a treasure map, a breath-taking chase - set in the sunbright freshness of the sea air. Interwoven with the lively adventure there's an unobtrusive subplot as a lonely child, headed for a sullen, negative maturity, fearful of her strangely moody father, gradually learns that sharing experiences is more fun than defiant solitude. And that her father's irritability is rooted in worry over financial insecurity for his loved ones. The children are generous, likable - and have plenty of initiative and daring, even when dealing with hardened criminals. Some phases of the story are wholly English; the style is awkward, uncertain. But the pace of story carries one right along to an exciting climax and a satisfying ending. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

About Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton (1897-1968) is one of the bestselling and most loved children's authors of all time. There is an Enid Blyton book sold in the UK every minute of every day of every year. A prolific author of over 600 books, Enid Blyton's bestselling series include The Famous Five, Secret Seven, Malory Towers, St Clare's and Noddy. Beloved by generations of readers in the UK, France, Germany, India and elsewhere, Enid Blyton remains at the heart of every childhood.show more