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1: Five On A Treasure Island
1: Five On A Treasure Island | Enid Blyton
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Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In their first adventure, the Famous Five find 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? This edition features the text from the Classic edition and contains the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.
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readingjedi
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My daughter's currently devouring this one. I told her I was about her age when I read this series & I absolutely loved it. She was surprised I still remembered small details of the plot (considering I was her age, oh, about 100 years ago 🙄) but then I told her I have actually read this book so many times I could probably recite it from memory 🤣

Absolutely love the vintage cover too. My copies in the early 80s had photos from a TV adaptation.

Amiable Wow, that cover is fabulous! 7mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 46.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Tanisha_A
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Day 5. Seven books that left a deep impression on me. #7days7books

I am on a nostalgia ride while sharing this. Enid Blyton has been a significant part of my childhood and reading life in general. All the credit goes to her for making me crave stories.

rockpools That has to be one of my favourites - and what a fun cover!! 3y
BiblioLitten This brings back fond memories! 💕 3y
readordierachel Love this post ❤ 3y
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batsy Oh how I adored the Famous Five! ❤️ 3y
LeahBergen Yes!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Tanisha_A @RachelO @BiblioLitten @readordierachel @batsy @LeahBergen This activity has made me want to re-visit all these books. 🤗 3y
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TheEllieMo
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MartinaLove Watership Down 🐰🐇❤ 3y
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 3y
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JillR
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Pickpick

Reliving my childhood with Bella. Perfect night for reading adventure stories, snuggled up with the wind howling outside. Seth never got into the Famous Five and they felt dated, but I‘m seeing them again through my own 8 year old eyes re-reading with Bella who hangs on to every word. Also love this collection reissued with covers by different illustrators - the first two are Quentin Blake and Helen Oxenbury 💕 #raisingreaders

Andrew65 I was brought up on these! 4y
JillR Me too @andrew65! Just found out there are 21 altogether and I‘m sure I read them all! (Not sure I‘m going to commit to reading all 21 again with Bella 😂) (edited) 4y
Andrew65 @JillR Would keep you busy for a while. 4y
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Aliking1986
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Pickpick

It's always a risk returning to a much loved childhood story but I'm glad I did! The Famous Five are wonderful company, as they always were and this tale has stood the test of time. Great fun!

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Tanisha_A
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Most of my childhood was spent reading Enid Blyton books.
Nostalgia! #SetOnIsland #MarchInBooks
@maich

erzascarletbookgasm 🙌 💗 5y
maich Me too😍😍 5y
BiblioLitten I kept wondering about scones and ginger ale. 😊 5y
Tanisha_A @erzascarletbookgasm @maich @BiblioLitten 😀 I feel like re-reading some of those soon. 5y
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Fernoppy
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Anyone else get sucked in by the Enid Blyton box set at Aldi? Childhood memories and getting ten books for $8 - priceless. Now if they would just do the same with Nancy Drew. What other childhood favourites would you like in a box set?

BarbaraBB O Yes! I think I read them all! I wanted to be like George 😀 5y
quinas Oohhh I loved Enid Blyton. But strangely not the Famous Five. I was more into the Wishing Chair series when I was very young, then the school ones (Naughtiest Girl in School and the St Clare ones). I would love to have the Trixie Belden series, and actually have some, but they‘re disintegrating now😩 5y
Fernoppy @quinas oh Trixie Beldin! I loved them. I remember Naughtiest Girl in School. And Mallory Towers. 5y
quinas @fernoppy I think I even liked the Secret Seven more than the Famous Five! And the Children of Cherry Tree Farm. Can you imagine a group of kids wandering off with some strange dude on a “ramble” these days????? 5y
Fernoppy @quinas 😂😂😂😂 5y
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coffee_first
Pickpick

This is a first book in series and it was amazing, reading again about the characters and their adventures. And about the food!
I loved this one, but I think that here, the adventure and the mystery they have to discover are not in front - it's more about getting to know all the characters and their personalities. And how other books would look like.
It's still was a great read.

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KerriNTurner
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#junetunz #laislabonita I enjoy all the Famous Five books, but I particularly love the first, in which the five camp out on an island and explore for hidden treasure.

Cinfhen 💙💙💙💙💙 5y
maich This was my favourite series when I was a child. I became bookworm when I had read it. 5y
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Andrew65

A blast from the past, Five on a Treasure Island. I think it was Enid Blyton who first gave me the love of reading. First with The Secret Seven, then followed by the Famous Five and many other books. Not to forget Noddy!

#treasure

TrishB And The Magic Faraway Tree 😀 6y
Andrew65 @TrishB Oh yes that would definitely be one of them, a wonderful book. 6y
CrowCAH Looks interesting, especially the treasure hunt aspect! 😉 6y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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LeeRHarry Can't beat the Faraway Tree!! 💕 6y
LeahBergen Me, too! 💗 6y
TrishB Oh, The Magic Faraway Tree, so many happy memories 💚 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Google buns and pop biscuits all around! @LeeRHarry @TrishB @LeahBergen 6y
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Abailliekaras
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#booktober catch-up continues with day 6 #fullofadventure (yes I may have raided my daughter's bookshelf)! 😉🐵

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CoffeeAndABook
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#AirplaneReading - not the worst! Nothing but a great view to distract you for hours...
Finally on our much-needed vacation trip❣🙌🍾🎂👑🎉🏖📚🎈
I get to work on my TBR pile!!!!

LeahBergen Have fun! 6y
LiteraryinLawrence Enjoy your trip and your book! 6y
Hornsby78 💙💚 Vacation!! So jealous. 6y
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I-read-and-eat Enjoy! ✈ 6y
CoffeeAndABook @LeahBergen @LiteraryinLititz @I-read-and-eat Thanks😊🎈👍 6y
CoffeeAndABook @Hornsby78 Oh I understand!! I started a new job in early spring & couldn't get time off all spring & summer long... just watched everyone leave & return... I'm so ready for a break now!!!! 😌 Hope you get to pack up & go soon, too! In the meantime books provide daily mini-vacations, don't they? 🤓🏖 6y
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innianna
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The ruins of Corfe Castle near Bournemouth inspired Enid Blyton to write The Famous Five, so it was a great experience to explore it both for me and my dad because we both devoured the books as children just starting to read! And we even saw a little girl with a Famous Five book in a cafe in the village next to the castle, just discovering stories and adventure herself!
The whole visit is such a precious memory!

MrBook Nice! 😊👍🏻 6y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Another childhood favourite for #favouritebookishaiblings for today's #augustphotochallenge 😊 In this the first Famous Five book siblings Julian, Dick and Anne meet their prickly cousin, George and her (amazing) dog, Timmy!

I own two complete sets of Famous Five books 💜

@TheSpinecrackersBookClub

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ramyasbookshelf
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Slowly building up a ebook collection for my daughter. One that my pre-teen self would have been completely envious of. Enid Blyton - I grew up with her books and can't even imagine my daughters not doing the same.

shawnmooney I grew up a Blyton devotee as well. But I never got into her most famous series, The Famous Five; instead, I devoured everything else she wrote. 7y
MyBookLife I loved them! 7y
ramyasbookshelf @shawnmooney my favorite books were the five find outers series.. And then I was totally sucked in to the boarding school books :) 7y
Runnertrish The Famous 5 books were my childhood favorites. 7y
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lucy_literati

Time to revisit the books that first made me a reader. This time with the 8yo...