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Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island Book 1

by Enid Blyton

Part of the Famous Five Series

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First published in 1947, these books have been a regular feature on bookshelves across the land since then. I grew up with them, and couldn't put these adventures of this family and their dog down, as I was pulled in chapter by chapter. 

There eponymous gang are siblings Dick, Anne and Georgina (or should I say George!), cousin Julian and Timmy the dog.. Follow them on dozens of adventures by the wonderful Enid Blyton, with 22 in the series, there are plenty to keep you busy!

Books in The Famous Five Series:

1. Five on a Treasure Island 

2. Five Go Adventuring Again 

3. Five Run Away Together 

4. Five Go to Smuggler's Top 

5. Five Go Off in a Caravan 

6. Five on Kirrin Island Again 

7. Five Go Off to Camp

8. Five Get into Trouble 

9. Five Fall into Adventure

10. Five on a Hike Together 

11. Five Have a Wonderful Time 

12. Five Go Down to the Sea 

13. Five Go to Mystery Moor 

14. Five Have Plenty of Fun 

15. Five on a Secret Trail 

16. Five Go to Billycock Hill 

17. Five Get into a Fix 

18. Five on Finniston Farm 

19. Five Go to Demon's Rocks

20. Five Have a Mystery to Solve

21. Five Are Together Again 


Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island Book 1 Synopsis

'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? Fantastic new cover art will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.

Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island Book 1 Press Reviews

Pacey and passionate, this truly exceptional book tells a tale that truly needs to be heard - Lovereading4kids

I loved so much of Enid Blyton ... the Famous Five were my favourites of all, so much so that I demanded to be called George for most of my early childhood - East Anglian Daily Times

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)

This book is so exciting you'll want to play detective yourself - The Week Junior

Always popular, always a favourite. And ALWAYS full of adventure -- Dan Smith - The Big Issue

Dangerous criminals are no match for children and a dog. Adults are useless - Country Life

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

Famous Five books are essential for all children's bookshelves - MADEFORMUMS.COM

One of the 50 books every child should read by Age 16 -

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

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ISBN: 9781444935011
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444935011
Publication date: 4th May 2017
Author: Enid Blyton
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Genres: Children's Fiction,
Collections: 100+ Children’s Books to Read as an Adult - Grown-up But Never Outgrown.,
Categories: Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage), Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Enid Blyton

(born Aug. 11, 1897, London, Eng. — died Nov. 28, 1968, London) English children's writer. Trained as a schoolteacher, she published her first book, Child Whispers, in 1922. She went on to produce more than 600 children's books and numerous magazine articles. She is probably best known for several book series, including those featuring Noddy, the Famous Five, and the Secret Seven. Though often criticized for their stereotyped characters, simple writing style, and didactic moralism, her books were widely translated and remained internationally popular long after her death.

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