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Celebrate 50 years of the Famous Five with Chris Riddell's new cover art for the classic edition of the fifth book in the best-loved series.
Chris Riddell joins Quentin Blake, Helen Oxenbury, Oliver Jeffers and Emma Chichester Clark, who have all reimagined Blyton's best-loved characters for today's readers.
These anniversary editions of the classic texts of Enid Blyton's most beloved series benefit the House of Illustration, the world's first dedicated home for the art of illustration.
A caravan holiday for the Famous Five is bound to be an adventure! And when they stumble across a circus troupe, the gang are thrilled. But some of the circus people have more sinister plans than just clowning around ...
About the Author
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's series, both available from Hodder on audio.
New and contemporary cover treatment with
carefully edited, timeless, text brings The Famous Five right into the
21st Century, and to a whole new generation of readers!
A caravan holiday for the Famous Five is bound to be an adventure!
And when they stumble across a circus troupe, the gang are thrilled.
But some of the circus people have more sinister plans than just
clowning around . . .
About The Author
Enid Blyton is one of the most-loved authors in children's publishing. With over 700 titles published, Enid Blyton's stories remain timeless classics, adored throughout the world. As a young woman Enid was faced with many choices: her father had planned a career in music for her, while she felt drawn to writing. In the end, she became a teacher. In 1922, a collection of poems by Enid was published, it was her first step towards her dream of becoming an author. Aged 27, Enid married Hugh Pollock and moved to London. Enid had two children with Hugh, and soon after wrote her first novel, The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair. Enid divorced Hugh after almost 20 years of marriage, and married Kenneth Waters in 1943. Throughout the 40s and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: adventure stories, mysteries, magical stories, farming stories, stories for younger children, best-selling series like The Famous Five and Noddy. Enid fell ill with Alzheimer's disease and she died in 1963. Her spirit lives on in her books and she is remembered as one of the most-loved and celebrated children's authors.
Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book five, the Famous Five go on a caravan holiday. When they stumble across a circus troupe, the gang are thrilled. But some of the circus people have more sinister plans than just clowning around...
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