As a child growing up in Ireland, my favorite author was Enid Blyton a long time ago. She was a highly popular British author of stories, poems, plays, and educational books for children. She was a teacher for a brief time too. It was her books that molded the imagination of millions of children. Most of Blyton’s fiction consists of mystery or adventure stories and that is why I enjoyed all her books, particularly the Famous Five series.
The Famous Five is a series of children’s adventure novels. The first book, ‘Five on a Treasure Island’, was published in 1942. The Famous Five characters – adventure-seeker siblings Julian, Dick, and Anne, their tomboy cousin George and Timmy the dog – spend their summer holidays together camping, hiking, swimming, and picnicking. Somehow though, wherever they are, every holiday seems to produce a mystery to solve and a wild adventure to be had. Thanks to their courage, determination, and loyalty, the band of friends find themselves outsmarting thieves and smugglers, finding hidden treasure, navigating dark caves and secret passages, and cracking crimes.
These books are timeless adventure stories and real page-turners.