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The Secret Island Hardcover – 1 Jun 2002
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From the Back Cover
If it weren’t for Prince the dog and their new friend Jack, the three Arnold children would be having a miserable time living with their horrible aunt and uncle.
Running away to Jack’s secret island seems like the answer, but before they can settle in, Mike, Peggy and Laura find out that something very mysterious indeed is happening there …-- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.
About the Author
Enid Blyton was born in 1897. She is the author of over 700 books for children and creator of a host of legendary characters, including ‘The Famous Five, The Secret Seven’ and, most famously, ‘Noddy’, Big Ears’ and the other inhabitants of Toyland.-- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.
Top Customer Reviews
When Mike, Peggy and Nora's parents disappear in a plane crash they are sent to live with their cruel Aunt and Uncle. With the help of a resourceful friend called Jack, they escape to a secret island where they live together, successfully evading discovery until they're reunited with their parents. Although dated, this is still a very exciting story if you're about seven. It's fine for confident readers, and the chapters are a prefect length for bedtime reading. I enjoyed it as much now as when I was a child!
Adventure, self suffiency, independence are all developed to the fore; you are there, you feel, it's a summer holiday that means something. It's a simple tale of four kids and a cow (!) running away from wicked guardian aunts and uncles to a deserted lake island and fashioning their own survival - there's a few survival tips thrown in for good measure too.
Yes maybe it's a little dated now, but aren't most of the greatest children's books ever written? For sure it retains an absolute charm and a resonance that chimes. Perhaps children's tastes are much more sophisticated in the 21st century but Blyton still has the touch to teach the Potter fans about the real world beyond fantasy.
As for where you find the Blyton books outside of the aforementioned more "famous" series, you'll be hard pushed to find any high street bookseller that chooses to grace their shelves with the Secret series. So here's your chance.
8 -14? Give it a go. Older? Buy it for your kids and then remind yourself.
A great story from the most inspired writer of her time.
The Secret Island was one that I never read as a child so I have had as much fun as them reading it.
The best thing about her books is that one chapter a night is the perfect length to read out loud to your kids.
I have a 7 yr old boy and a 3 yr old girl and they both enjoy her books.
Don't think that a book like this is irrelevant to todays kids either - The Secret Island is about a group of kids surviving on an Island alone - what could be more relevant today than self sufficiency, recycling and eco - living?????
I reccomend this one - as well as The Faraway Tree series and Wishing Chair series - I guarantee you that Mummy and Daddy will be fighting over who's turn it is to read the next chapter!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
loved this book as a child so brought it again to reread & then give to a friend. still enjoyed reading it at age of 52! came quickly, great condition too.Published 6 months ago by Chimi changa
This was my favourite book growing up and even now, in a world full of amazing modern day books, it still very much holds it's own. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kirsty
This is the first Enid Blyton book I ever read, and I have still got it in my collection. My Dad passed his 1941 edition copy to me, which he got as a school prize in 1945 (he... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Greg Chapman
Another childhood memory and book I loved ... passing it on to friends kids who are also loving Enid Blyton's awesome story tellingPublished 11 months ago by Chris9799
The picture is misleading. This was not in good condition. At. All.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have been a Blyton fan for as long as I can remember and this book was always a firm favourite. Pure nostalgia and I found myself smiling almost the whole way through at the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by claire mackay
THE “SECRET” SERIES
THEY ARE THE BEST FOR A FIRST READ!
Enid’s early works include the ‘Secret’ books about Peggy, Mike, Nora and Jack. Read more
My sister and I loved this book growing up so I was thrilled to find a copy. Brilliant price & condition. Postage was quick and efficient.Published 18 months ago by Margaret Mitchell