Famous Five Short Story Collection (first published in 1963) comprises eight short stories:
1. Five have a puzzling time
2. George's hair is too long
3. Good old Timmy!
4. A lazy afternoon
5. Well done, Famous Five!
6. Five and a half-term adventure
7. Happy Christmas, Five!
8. When Timmy chased the cat!
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 and also includes a personalized note (dated 14 June 2010) from Enid Blyton's granddaughter - Sophie Smallwood. This is a nice touch!
'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 . The last book, Five are Together Again written in 1963 completes the 21 book 'Famous Five' series.
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!
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!
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' :))
5 STARS for Famous Five Short Story Collection as well as the ENTIRE 'Famous Five' series!