The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Five on a Treasure Island
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Meet Enid Blyton's most famous characters - Julian, Dick, Anne, George and of course the ever-loyal Timmy the dog - for the first time in this, the first book in the classic Famous Five series.
Julian, Dick and Anne are excited about spending their holidays at Kirrin Bay, and meeting their cousin Georgina for the first time. Meanwhile, George is determined not to make friends with her cousins, but in spite of her initial reluctance she soon finds herself drawn into an exciting adventure, when an old shipwreck off Kirrin Island leads to the discovery of long-forgotten treasure.
Complete with a ruined castle, secret caves and of course, plenty of seaside picnics, this has all the ingredients of a nostalgic Famous Five adventure, and is sure to be enjoyed by young readers discovering Blyton for the first time, as well as existing fans.
This new 70th anniversary edition of Blyton's much-loved adventure story has a new cover illustrated by Quentin Blake, and is in support of the House of Illustration.