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Five on a Treasure Island

Written by Enid Blyton

Part of the Famous Five Series

Adventure Stories Crime / Mystery Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on Five on a Treasure Island

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 


Five on a Treasure Island 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.

Five on a Treasure Island Press Reviews

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

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)

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

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

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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
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Crime / Mystery
Recommendations: eBooks
Collections: 70 Series of Books for Kids with a Voracious Appetite,

About Enid Blyton

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 ...

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