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A surprise holiday at Craggy-Tops for Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot should have been perfect! With the sea breaking below them at the bottom of the cliff, Jack’s delight at being surrounded by so many birds and the chance to go exploring, everyone is expecting great happiness. But a trip to the Isle of Gloom turns out to be full of danger. Should Joe’s warnings about the dangerous island have been heeded? And will they return safely? Cressida Cowell’s foreword to this edition - which comes complete with the original illustrations – reflects her own childhood excitement at the stories and the way they influenced her Hiccup the Viking titles.
One of a range of Macmillan Classics, beautifully produced hardback editions of some of the best-loved stories from the past. Each has a introduction by another author who, in their turn, have been influenced by the great writers of these books.
For Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot, the summer holidays in Cornwall are everything they'd hoped for. Until they begin to realise that something very sinister is taking place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom - where a dangerous adventure awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea.
A beautiful hardback edition of The Island of Adventure, the first book in Enid Blyton's classic Adventure series, first published by Macmillan in 1944. Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by Stuart Tresilian, a ribbon marker and with a foreword by Cressida Cowell, this is a truly special gift to treasure.
|Publication date:||9th October 2014|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
Enid Blyton is one of the most-loved authors in children’s publishing. With over 700 titles published, Enid Blyton’s stories remain timeless classics, adored by children throughout the world. Soon after Enid Blyton was born in 1897, she fell gravely ill with whooping cough. Her father, Thomas Blyton stayed up with her night after night until her cough subsided and she recovered. From that time on, Enid followed her father wherever he went, and it was through her father that she developed a love of nature and animals – an enthusiasm which stayed with her throughout her ...More About Enid Blyton