Sunday, 4 January 2009

The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton

Title: The Secret Seven
Author: Enid Blyton
Pages: 94
Publisher: Hodder Children's Press

This is the first in Enid Blyton's Secret Seven series.
Here we meet the Secret Seven - Peter, Janet, Pam, Colin, Jack , Barbara and George. Not forgetting Scamper the dog!
In this first adventure they uncover a mystery at an old house which is looked after by a deaf caretaker.The gang have secret meetings, build snowmen, investigate a mystery, and get their reward.
An enjoyable children's book.
Originally published in 1949

I was an avid Enid Blyton reader as a child - reading all her books - fairy stories, Secret Seven, Famous Five etc.
Although she is quite dated in someways now and her characters naive compared to today's children, the stories are endearing and the adventures were exciting to me as a child.
I still remember making 'blackcurrant tea' from jam, as they do in this story!

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1 comment:

  1. I loved all the books I read by Enid Blyton. We searched for quite a while to get the Adventure series and had to have most of them shipped from England. I remember thinking their lunch packets sounded so enticing, especially the ginger beer:)