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'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.
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)
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
|Publication date:||4th May 2017|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Classic Fiction, Crime / Mystery|
|Other Categories:||The Famous Five|
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
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