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5.0 out of 5 stars
What every adventurer needs, 25 May 2009
I bought this to read to my class of Year 4s. We are all thoroughly enjoying the story and the varied information. Several children have bought it since we started reading it in school. It has all the literary ingredients of the original Enid Blyton books that I grew up with combined with how modern youngsters would tackle similar adventures today. The inclusion of extracts from the Famous Five's diaries and letters is really clever and captures how I imagined the characters to be. We haven't finished it yet and I have to be very disciplined not to bring it home and finish it first! An excellent buy.