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... There were quite a few different sets of books, including The St Claire's, Mallory Towers, and Secret Seven, but my favourites were those that featured The Famous Five. They were full of adventure, and it seemed (to me at least) that they were able to go places and do things that I could never ... Read review

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Children's Adventure stories from times gone by.

AdvantagesEasy reading style for confident younger readers | Lots of adventure

Disadvantages21 books in the series

"...with me, as I relive the reading habits of my childhood. You see I was quite an early reader and soon outgrew all those Peter and Jane books (does anyone else remember them?) and in order to satiate my ever growing hunger for the written word my parents began to buy me the different series of books written by Enid Blyton. There were quite a few different sets of books, including The St Claire's, Mallory Towers, and Secret Seven, but my favourites ..." Read review
17.04.2005

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Community Level 1hasmann

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Famous forever

AdvantagesExciting, entertaining

DisadvantagesAddictive, only 21 volumes

"...an intelligent, loyal dog. The Famous Five’s success was rewarded with a television series screened on ITV some years after the first of 21 volumes were published. Each adventure is focussed around four children – Julian, Dick, Anne and their cousin George. They are accompanied by Timothy who plays a crucial role in all twenty-one of their startling adventures which range from hidden treasure to kidnapping of scientists. Each character offers a ..." Read review
30.09.2003

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Enid Blyton - The Famous Five Rule Forever

AdvantagesA Good Read

DisadvantagesA Little Bit Outdated

"...mother to take me to the local library to exchange my famous five book for the next one. By the age of 10 I had undoubtedly read all 21 books in the series and was probably reading some for the second time. Enid Blyton was born in London in1887 and died in 1968. She is one of the most successful and prolific of all writers. During her remarkable career she wrote over 4,000 stories and published almost 700 books. It is said that she wrote on average ..." Read review
05.08.2004

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Still like them and not ashamed of it

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"...do like Enid Blyton. Especially The Famous Five, but also The Naughty Girl, St Clare's and many others. And I am not ashamed of it. I used to collect them when I was a child. I started when I was 6 and managed to get one almost every month, some extra in Christmas, summer holidays, or birthdays. Of course, they were not the only books that I read, but these were about normal children like me leading exciting lifes. Adventures! We all tried ..." Read review
13.11.2001

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Community Level 2Ingridi

Ingridi

The Famous Five and Ingridi

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Disadvantagesonly a few

"...Iīve decided to write about the set of books of "The Famous Five" by Enid Blyton because I owe a lot to these books. In fact, I discovered that reading could be a wonderful experience thanks to Enid Blytonīs books. Firstly I read the collection of Seven Secrets but it didnīt like a lot, because of that then I didnīt thought that Blyton was as wonderful writer as my mother was trying to convince me. Until I didnīt read one book of the Famous ..." Read review
16.11.2003

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Type Fiction
Genre Children's
Title The Famous Five
Author Enid Blyton
ISBN 0861637135
EAN 9780861637133

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