Julian, Dick and Anne are really worried - George and her devoted Timmy have just disappeared! Not only that, somebody has broken into Kirrin Cottage. Could there be a connection? The Famous Five think so, but it's going to be tough getting to the bottom of this mystery when there's only three of them . . .
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Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the best-known and best-loved writers of children's stories. She is consistently voted a children's favourite in author polls. She has over 600 children's books to her credit, including the Famous Five series, the Secret Seven series, the Naughtiest Girl series (all Hodder) and the Malory Towers and St Clare series (both available from Hodder on audio).From School Library Journal:
Gr 2-5-A delightful story by British author Enid Blyton comes to life in this superb recording. Julian, Dick, and Anne come to Kirrin Cottage for a two week stay with their cousin George (short for Georgina), her dog Timmy, and their Aunt and Uncle. As soon as they arrive, George's parents go off on a holiday to Spain and leave the children with the housekeeper. Their adventure begins when Kirrin Cottage is broken into during the night. Then George and Timmy disappear, and the other children discover that they have been kidnapped. Meanwhile, the children meet Jo, a dirty, neglected, but lively little girl, on the beach one day. Jo is "street smart" and craves attention, especially from Dick. Strangely she seems to know a lot about what is going on and promises to help them find George and the dog. The suspense builds as the children are determined to solve the mystery by themselves. Narrator Jan Francis' English accent and expressive voice make each character in the story come to life as she recreates Jo's whiny but cunning character, Julian's deeper voice as the eldest cousin, and even Timmy's warning bark. Her pacing and inflection are perfect. Some of the vocabulary may be puzzling to American children, such as "caravan" for trailer, "torch" for flashlight, and "fortnight" for a two week period of time. Nevertheless, this is a highly entertaining, excellent quality audio version of a story which will keep children involved and might inspire them to read other books by Blyton. A good choice for public and school library audio collections.-Kristina Aaronson, Bethel Elementary School, Bethel, VT
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Book Description Brockhampton Press, Great Britain, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Eileen Soper (illustrator). Great copy, no inscriptions or bent corners, jacket has been clipped and page edges on outside of book have finger mark. The jacket has a small brown stain but otherwise really good and now has a protective cover. Bookseller Inventory # 000149
Book Description Brockhampton Press, London, 1970. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Soper, Eileen (illustrator). Reprint. Reprint, 8vo, 183pp, line illustrations by Eileen Soper; bit of mild edge spotting o/w well-preserved example; certainly VG Copy in VG DJ Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 39328