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Book Description Macmillan and Co. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Boards worn and marked. Tanning , foxing. Still in good condition considering age, tightly bound and intact. Seller Inventory bbsd. Book Description MacMillan children's books, Couverture rigide. Condition: bon. RO Avec Jaquette. Seller Inventory RO Book Description Macmillan, Condition: Very Good.
Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. The jacket is slightly worn and shelf rubbed with some marking and foxing. Seller Inventory ci As always with all Blyton it looses points for racism and really pushing gender norms.
Sep 08, Ash rated it really liked it. This was really fun. Old memories.
Read it again after many years. Dec 30, Roshpinna rated it it was amazing. Fun stories as always. Re-reading with my daughter. What a pleasure.
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Love this group of adventurers the best of all Blyton's crews, even the Famous Five. Wipe your feet!
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My sister read this to me when I was young and I really enjoyed reading it for myself all these years later. Will give to my grandchildren. May 23, T. The seventh book has been my favorite one in the series. That has a flip side as well. While I had forgotten some of the events in the other books, I remember this one vividly and even the dialogues came to my mind before they were said. So it was not as enjoyable a read as I hoped this to be.
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The series was supposed to originally conclude with the sixth book but guess given the popularity of this series, the publishers wanted more. But still she wrote only 2 more. I don't know why this did not The seventh book has been my favorite one in the series. I don't know why this did not wind up long like Find Outers series or Famous Five. More so since I consider the last two books the best in the series.
This book has it all - quaint English countryside settings as well as exotic foreign setting, lots of excitement without any peril to their lives. Lot of things happen in the story while maintaining a cheerful mood throughout. Jack does his bird watching and Phillip has a lion's share of animals - dormice, badgers and towards the end his biggest conquest yet. His abilities here however seem more realistic compared to what was seen in Mountain of Adventure.
The first part of the story is full of fun and lot of teasing and cozy family setting. A car ride from their city home to countryside, humor around their interactions with foreigner Gussy etc. But right from the beginning it is clear, there is a mystery around Gussy and things soon begin to heat up.
That way the mystery begins from page 1. The story then moves to a foreign country and then a circus.
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A circus is a setting Enid Blyton is only too comfortable with - her famous Galliano's Circus and all that. And then there is a grand rescue and a grand escape from an enemy city where soldiers are looking for them. One thing though - as it is the girls have limited role to play in the series. In this series, they are totally marginalized. They might have as well not been there, especially Dinah.
Lucy Ann has a few sentimental moments with Bill in the beginning. Dinah does nothing except attacking Gussy in the early part of the book. As far as the adventure goes, they have absolutely no contribution. Its all a Jack and Phillip show. Even Phillip is kind of pushed to the background except for one grand act with dangerous animals. This is more or less a Jack story. Overall a pacy read with lot of interesting elements and events. I really wish I could forget this and read it again as a new story. Apr 17, A. I went into this book with a certain amount of prejudice, as I seem to remember that some years ago I thought it was completely stupid and far too xenophobic.
Well, there is a certain amount of xenophobia, but not as much as I anticipated and the children aren't quite such horrible bullies towards Gussy as they were to poor Lucian in The Ship of Adventure.
I had an idea that the circus folk were too outlandish to be true, but as it turned out, they were fine it must be some other Enid Blyton bo I went into this book with a certain amount of prejudice, as I seem to remember that some years ago I thought it was completely stupid and far too xenophobic. I had an idea that the circus folk were too outlandish to be true, but as it turned out, they were fine it must be some other Enid Blyton book which has a man who crawls through drainpipes.
I also remembered once saying to my immediate family that the adventure itself was so far-fetched it made other books in this series seem quite realistic, which was only a slight exaggeration. I know a lot of Blyton fans love this book and think it's incredibly exciting.
I can see why, but for me, the excitement was too much to be really palatable. Kidnapping, stowing away, rescues involving tight-ropes What I did find quite exciting was the soldiers searching the circus vans for the Prince; not only was this the most believable jeopardy for me, but it also had the highest stakes given that I knew perfectly well no one was going to fall from a height and have their brains dashed out. Aspects of this series have become rather boring and predictable for me. When I was getting near to the end, I was hoping we might have avoided Kiki hiding in the dark and scaring some bad guys with a selection of noises and pop goes the weasel - but no, there it was!
I also spotted the appearance of Bill, which might be very exciting if you didn't know it was him, but I've got the structure of these adventures sussed by now and I realised it was him. The other problem I anticipated was Jack spending too much time without the others, and tying in with that are some pacing issues; it takes too long to get to the circus, and then too long to get to the rescue operation. Still, overall I found the story engaging, and I was almost always interested in what was happening if not exactly excited. Jul 14, Jake Collins rated it it was amazing.
In terms of the adventure, the setting and the atmosphere, this book is back up to the extremely high standard of the first three entries in the series. It takes quite a long time to get to the point the titular circus appears about halfway through the story but this is perfectly justified as there is quite a lot of setting up and explaining to do before the exciting pay-off can be reached. Fans of Jack will enjoy this one as it really is his story; he gets himself dumped in a foreign country a In terms of the adventure, the setting and the atmosphere, this book is back up to the extremely high standard of the first three entries in the series.
Fans of Jack will enjoy this one as it really is his story; he gets himself dumped in a foreign country and joins a travelling circus with the specific intention of saving his kidnapped family, which certainly puts a new spin on things. Jack's experiences with the circus and the associated night-time reconnaissance and rescue attempts are wonderful to read, and represent some of the best parts of this series and, indeed, of Enid Blyton's entire catalogue for me.
Fans of Philip, Dinah and Lucy-Ann needn't be put off, though - the other characters do start to get a look-in later in the story, particularly Philip as he attempts to tame the disgruntled circus bears. Fans of Bill, however, will not enjoy the extreme gullibility he demonstrates when the bad guys are about to spring their trap at the end of the first half of the book.
It is impossible not to notice evidence of Enid Blyton's extreme xenophobia in this book, as the examples are multiple and stark, but these should be accepted for what they are remnants of prejudicial attitudes that almost nobody would approve of today, very much like Blyton's attitude to gender and then set aside so that they are not allowed to spoil an otherwise excellent children's adventure story.
Nov 29, Kirsti rated it it was amazing. Well, here is my first review for a book I read on kindle, and not a physical book! Yes, I gave in and bought a kindle. I'd been researching them as a possible gift for my mother-in-law, and finally curiosity got the better of me and I went out and bought one.
So far, I'm loving everything about them, but I suppose I'd better review this book first. Let me say the clearness of the kindle enhanced this book for me, and the touch screen was so seamless I ate up the pages with ease. I loved how this Well, here is my first review for a book I read on kindle, and not a physical book! I loved how this story was almost entirely from Jack's point of view except at the beginning and at the end.
It was a much more thrilling tale that normal for this series. There were less wonderful meals, and more of an actual story than normal too. I loved it fro start to finish! Now I'm off to see what other marvelous things I can read on my Kindle- hopefully without sending me broke in the bargain! Jan 30, Jane Irish Nelson rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery , childen-s , contemporary. Another old favorite. When Bill brings a young boy along with the family for the holidays, the four children can't help but wonder why. Especially such a boy! The TV series also introduced a character who was not in the books- Sir George Houghton, Cunningham's rich, underworked boss, who appeared in every episode except "The Valley of Adventure".
A running gag was that he always phoned Cunningham with an urgent assignment just as the family were planning a holiday- in "The Ship of Adventure", Bill had to postpone his wedding for this reason- yet Sir George appeared to be a gentleman of leisure. He was only seen doing real work a couple of times in the entire series- he was shown playing pool and golf, and on one occasion, he was seen fishing, though he lied that he was in the office. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the series of novels by Enid Blyton. This article needs additional citations for verification.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Main article: The Island of Adventure. Main article: The Castle of Adventure. Main article: The Valley of Adventure. The text in the original Island of Adventure edition describes her as "scarlet and grey", akin to a gang-gang cockatoo albeit a male one, whereas Kiki is female , while Kiki's first illustration by Stuart Tresilian rather resembles a pink cockatoo with its characteristic striped crest.
The 90's TV series and the revised book editions by Macmillan and Piper instead make use of either a cacatua or a sulphur-crested cockatoo , with white plumage and a yellow crest. Works by Enid Blyton. Bibliography Illustrators Society. Hidden categories: Articles needing additional references from November All articles needing additional references EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.