Five on a treasure island book


    Five on a Treasure Island (published in ) is a popular children's book by Enid Blyton. It is the first book in The Famous Five series. The first edition of the. Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five) [Enid Blyton] on *FREE* shipping on customer reviews. Book 1 of 21 in the Famous Five Series. “Famous Five 01 - Five On A Treasure Island” By Enid Blyton 2. Chapter One .. " Quentin is working on a very difficult book," said Aunt Fanny. "But I've given him.

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    Five On A Treasure Island Book

    Five on a Treasure Island book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The very first Famous Five adventure, featuring Julian. 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. illustrated by C. Benedek with the title Five Friends Explore Treasure Island The Kirrin series would be the most well-known of all the Enid Blyton books — in .

    Background[ edit ] It has been suggested that the book was influenced by L. Meade 's book Four on an Island, which also recounts a story of four related children including a tomboy along with a dog living on an island with a shipwreck. They also meet their cousin Georgina, a surly, difficult girl, who tries hard to live like a boy and only answers to the name George. Despite an uncomfortable start, the cousins become firm friends and George introduces them to her beloved dog Timothy Timmy , who secretly lives with a fisher boy in the village as George's parents will not allow her to keep Timmy. On their way to Kirrin Island, George shows her cousins a shipwreck, explaining it was her great-great-great grandfather's ship. He had been transporting gold when the ship was wrecked in a storm, but despite divers investigating the wreck, the gold was never found. After visiting the wreck, the five arrive on the Island and are exploring the ruined castle when a huge storm blows up, making it too dangerous for them to return to the mainland.

    Not willing to give up their quest, Julian sneaks into Uncle Quentin's study and takes the box, which contains an old map of Kirrin Castle. The children realise it is a treasure map showing the location of the lost gold.

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    After making a tracing of the map and returning the box, they decide to find the gold themselves. To the children's shock, the box containing the map is sold to an antique collector.

    The same man also makes an offer to download Kirrin Island. The children realise he has unearthed the secret map and wants the gold for himself, and so begins a race for the five to get to the gold first. Thinking the children want to spend time at the island before it is sold, Uncle Quentin and Aunt Fanny allow them to go camping there.

    Arriving on the island, the five start searching the castle ruins to locate the old dungeons where the gold is hidden.

    Five on a Treasure Island

    Chasing a rabbit, Timmy falls down an old well, from where the children find the dungeon entrance. Exploring underground, they find the gold in a locked vault.

    Trouble soon arrives, as bad men come to the island hoping to steal the gold. They capture George and Julian, locking them in the dungeons. Unable to find Anne and Dick, they leave the island, taking the oars from the children's boat so they cannot escape. Anne and Dick use the well shaft to rescue Julian and George from the dungeon, and the children hatch a plan to trap the men when they come back to the island with a boat to steal the gold.

    Five on a Treasure Island

    Although the plan goes wrong, they manage to leave the men stranded on Kirrin Island. Julian, Dick and Anne are excited about spending their holidays at Kirrin Bay, and meeting their cousin Georgina for the first time. Meanwhile, George is determined not to make friends with her cousins, but in spite of her initial reluctance she soon finds herself drawn into an exciting adventure, when an old shipwreck off Kirrin Island leads to the discovery of long-forgotten treasure.

    Complete with a ruined castle, secret caves and of course, plenty of seaside picnics, this has all the ingredients of a nostalgic Famous Five adventure, and is sure to be enjoyed by young readers discovering Blyton for the first time, as well as existing fans.

    This new 70th anniversary edition of Blyton's much-loved adventure story has a new cover illustrated by Quentin Blake, and is in support of the House of Illustration. Enid Blyton is one of the most-loved authors in children's publishing.

    With over titles published, Enid Blyton's stories remain timeless classics, adored by children throughout the world. Soon after Enid Blyton was born in Throughout the 40 and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: Apart from breaks to play golf and spend time with her children, Enid's working week was consumed with writing new stories, correcting proofs and answering the hundreds of letters she was, by now, receiving weekly.

    She explained that her characters evolved organically and her stories seemed to naturally form, she described herself as "merely a sightseer, a reporter, and interpreter.

    Enid fell ill with Alzheimer's disease in her old age a disease that affects people's memory and she died in Her spirit lives on in her books and she is remembered as one of the most-loved and celebrated children's authors. Check out our favourite kid's TV shows based on children's books.

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