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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 .

In this first book, we open with Julian, Dick and Anne at home with their parents, chatting around the breakfast table. Julian asks his mother if they're going to Polseath as usual for the summer holidays—but to the children's surprise their parents have decided they want to go away on their own to Scotland. They have a daughter by the name of Georgina, who is very lonely and could do with the company of a few cousins. And so plans are made, and they all pile into the car and set off. When they meet Georgina, they're in for a shock. She looks and acts like a boy and won't answer to her proper name.

As a young woman Enid was faced with many choices: her father had planned a career in music for her, while she felt drawn to writing.

In the end, she became a teacher. In , a collection of poems by Enid was published, it was her first step towards her dream of becoming an author.

Aged 27, Enid married Hugh Pollock and moved to London. Enid had two children with Hugh, and soon after wrote her first novel, The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair.

Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island: Book 1 (Unabridged)

Enid divorced Hugh after almost 20 years of marriage, and married Kenneth Waters in Throughout the 40s and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: adventure stories, mysteries, magical stories, farming stories, stories for younger children, best-selling series like The Famous Five and Noddy. Enid fell ill with Alzheimer's disease 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.

Industry Reviews Always popular, always a favourite. 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.

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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. While they take shelter on the island, the sea throws up the old shipwreck, grounding it on the rocks surrounding the island.

Excited by these developments, they decide to come back at dawn the next day to investigate the wreck before it is discovered. The following day, the five visit the wreck and discover the captain's cabin, where they find some objects belonging to George's great-great-great grandfather, including an old box which they take back to Kirrin Cottage. The box proves difficult to open, so they throw it from the highest window of the house.


The box breaks open, but the noise disturbs Uncle Quentin who confiscates the box. 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. 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. Chasing a rabbit, Timmy falls down an old well, from where the children find the dungeon entrance.

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