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    Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five) (Paperback) By (author) Enid Blyton, Illustrated by Eileen Soper

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    DescriptionThe very first Famous Five adventure, featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, not forgetting tomboy George and her beloved dog, Timmy! There's a shipwreck off Kirrin Island! But where is the treasure? The Famous Five are on the trail - looking for clues - but they're not alone! Someone else has got the same idea. Time is running out for the Famous Five, who will follow the clues and get to the treasure first? These classic editions feature Enid Blyton's unchanged text and Eileen A. Soper's original illustrations.

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    Five on a Treasure Island
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Enid Blyton, Illustrated by Eileen Soper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 121 g
    ISBN 13: 9780340681060
    ISBN 10: 0340681063

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: ADV
    DC22: 823.912
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: F9+
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AK
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D3N79
    BIC subject category V2: YFC
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    Libri: B-129
    Ingram Subject Code: NF
    BIC subject category V2: 5AK
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: YFC
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5AK
    BIC E4L: F9, YAD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    B&w Line Drawings
    Hachette Children's Books
    Imprint name
    Hodder Children's Books
    Publication date
    19 March 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the best-known and best-loved writers of children's stories. She is consistently voted a children's favourite in author polls. She has over 600 children's books to her credit, including the Famous Five series, the Secret Seven series, the Naughtiest Girl series - all Hodder - and the Malory Towers and St Clare's series, both available from Hodder on audio.
    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)