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The Castle Of Adventure (Piper) Paperback – 7 Jan 2000

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; New edition edition (7 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330301780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330301787
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 11.4 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,126,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The second exciting instalment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series, now with a new cover look from rising picture-book star Rebecca Cobb. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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What is the secret of the old castle on the hill, and why are the locals so afraid of it? When flashing lights are seen in a distant tower, Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack decide to investigate - and discover a very sinister plot concealed within its hidden rooms and gloomy underground passages. Other titles in the Adventure series: The Island of Adventure The Valley of Adventure The Sea of Adventure The Mountain of Adventure The Ship of Adventure The Circus of Adventure The River of Adventure

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I bought this to read to my children, I used to read all the Enid Blyton books when I was small and couldn't wait to get my children onto them. Having read all the famous Five, Secret Seven and Faraway Tree books, I bought the Castle of Adventure, it didn't disappoint, bedtime did stretch longer than normal because we all wanted to read another chapter, my children loved it. We are now about to start the Circus of Adventure will let you know how we get on.
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Must be going back at least 18 years to when I saw this book in the local library and thought I'd give it a go. I wasn't a reader at all in those days (the books I borrowed were mostly reference) but the cover looked so exciting. Anyhow, started it, read it in one night and couldn't get enough of Blyton afterwards. The start of a wonderful journey for me and a book I really owe my love of reading to.
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Although the story is a little dated and there are some bits that nothing much happens in, overall the story is a jolly good tale of 'meddling kids' getting involved and facing the consequences. I am reading it to my class of seven year olds. The boys especially have responded very well to the subject matter and it follows immediately on from a unit of work on castles. The character of Kiki is particularly popular.
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As a teacher i find that EB books are often frowned upon now, esp in school because of their middle class white perpective. While there are class and race issues when looked at though todays eyes it must be remembered these books were of their time...should Robinson Crusoe or Coral Island be frowned upon for the same reasons? Apprently not, yet these wonderful books that brought the joy of reading to so many are often left in the cold by educators and critics alike. This book started me on a love of books that has never gone away, read it to your children and i promise they will love it! I've downloaded it to read it again for myself and i'm 50 going on 10. Lol.
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This book was read to me by my third grade teacher and I could hardly wait for each day's reading time to come around so that I could hear what next was to befall the wonderful characters of Phillip, Lucy Ann, Jack and Dinah. I read all Enid Blyton's Adventure books and my son, who is a teacher to the Navajo Indians in New Mexico, is currently reading them to his students.
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Read the Adventure series as a child and they have not disappointed as an adult. Nothing has changed to bring the books into the 21st century, and the suspence is still there. Enid Blyton was ahead of her time.
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I have read all but 2 of the Adventure series and love them loads. I'm 8 and will read it again and again.
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"Castle of Adventure" was the second of Blyton's "Adventure" series books, and was published in 1946. Unlike some others in the series it kept its title in the U.S. edition.

The book reintroduces Jack (the bird lover) and his sister Lucy-Ann (a bit on the timid side). They are orphans who are informally adopted by Mrs. Mannering because of their friendship with Mrs. Mannering's children and because of her great fondness for them. Mrs. Mannering's children are Philip (the animal whisperer) and Dinah (squeamish about animals, but level headed and independent). The cast is rounded out by Kiki, Jack's pet parrot and the comic relief in the books. The children's ages range from 14 for Jack and Philip to 12 for Dinah and 11 for Lucy-Ann.

In each book the two sets of siblings find themselves on school vacation with Mrs. Mannering, (and by this book also with Bill Smugs - Mrs. Mannering's friend and a member of an unspecified British secret service). Each book starts out with the family going on a simple, relaxing holiday, (here it's Easter in Scotland), but mystery, suspense and skullduggery always rears its head about three chapters in. The books feature islands, castles, underground rivers, subterranean tunnels, spies, smugglers, assassins, and other neer do wells.

In "Castle of Adventure", the children are staying at a cottage in the Highlands. From there they can see an abandoned castle high above at the end of an inaccessible road. After meeting a local girl and learning of a secret way to the castle all sorts of mysteries are uncovered and adventures undertaken.
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