The 18th 'Famous Five' book is now on kindle! This Kindle edition features a new cover illustration and revised text to bring the dialogue up to date for a whole new generation of readers ... fifty years after Enid Blyton wrote 'Five On Finniston Farm' back in 1960!
ABOUT THE FAMOUS FIVE SERIES:
'The Famous Five' is Enid Blyton's most popular series based on the characters Julian, Dick and Anne, George and Timmy the dog. The first book, Five On A Treasure Island was written in 1942 and the 21st book, Five are Together Again completed the series in 1963.
The 'Famous Five' are a group of British children who often stumble upon the most exciting adventures involving smugglers, spies, lost treasures, secret maps, caves, circus folk and gypsies. They holiday in quaint seaside villages or cycle, hike or caravan through the English countryside, often by themselves.
Ginger beer, ham rolls, hot buttered scones, ices and canned pineapples always seem to be the kids' staple diet! Enid Blyton cleverly made these simple meals sound so deliciously exciting!
Although, these stories are around 50 to 70 years old, they remain fresh and exciting today. What is Blyton's evergreen book formula? It's simple, Enid Blyton created 'believable' characters complete with faults. Young readers identified with these kids back then, and still do so today!
Over 8 million Enid Blyton books are sold in over 200 countries each year! What is the most successful Enid Blyton series of all time? You guessed! It's 'The Famous Five' :))
ABOUT FIVE ON FINNISTON FARM:
'Five On Finniston Farm' is the 18th book in the 'Famous Five' series. There is a ruined castle on Finniston Farm with the remains of the dungeons. The mystery? ... no one knows where the dungeons are! Of course, leave it up to the 'Famous Five' to go dungeon hunting! But someone else is snooping around the castle. Can the Five get there before the obnoxious Mr. Henning and his son Junior? Is there hidden treasure inside?
'Five On Finniston Farm' has a simple story line in comparison to the others in the 'Famous Five' series. However, the characters are quite interesting ... the twins Henry and Harriet and their poodle Snippet, Mrs. Philpot, the dad and Junior Henning, and the colorful 'Old Granddad'.
Each of the eighteen 'Famous Five' kindle editions has a personalized note (dated 14 June 2010) from Enid Blyton's granddaughter Sophie Smallwood. This is a nice touch!
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NOTE TO AMAZON: Enid Blyton also wrote a number of short stories featuring the 'Famous Five' characters. These were finally compiled and appear in print as 'The Famous Five Short Story Collection' - the so-called '22nd book' in the 'Famous Five' series! I do hope Amazon releases this Short Story Collection on kindle in 2011 - that would be great!
5 STARS for Five On Finniston Farm as well as the ENTIRE 'Famous Five' series!