The Island of Adventure (The Adventure Series)

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The Island of Adventure (The Adventure Series)

The Island of Adventure (The Adventure Series)

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Pictorial wrapper is quite damaged, with front flap at one time being completely detached, but has been stuck back on with browning sticky tape. Philip and Dinah's mother takes the four on a summer adventure to a valley in the countryside overlooked by an ominous abandoned castle.

They can see the sinister Isle of Gloom from their window, covered in mist and harbouring strange secrets. Original publisher s illustrated cloth covered boards, with a very slight lean, front lower corner slightly bumped. After settling in at Craggy-Tops the children explore the beach and the caves along the coast, in the process managing to get on the wrong side of Jo-Jo. His physicality is emphasised in a way that isn’t true of any other character: as the sullen black man threatens to chase, imprison or beat the children (that’s not racist, that’s what all adults do to all children in this world), we have repeated mentions of “the big powerful body of the black man” and the like. Jack and Lucy-Ann turn up again and Philip asks her if the Trents can come to stay at Craggy Tops (an ambush if ever I saw one) and she says she’ll telephone Aunt Polly to ask.She has the same red hair, green eyes, and freckles as her older brother, who she absolutely adores and can't be without for a minute. I expect that the rights to Island were still held by the 1980s film makers, else they just didn’t want to repeat the story so soon. At another point, one of the boys thinks to himself: “ If I were a girl, I bet I’d burst into tears… But as I’m a boy, I must just grin and bear it. a path under the sea-bed itself - there are no end to the adventures that the four children have, Then there is Kiki, the parrot, whose ridiculous chatter delights the children and who shares in their amazing adventures. The reward that the children receive for their part in catching the counterfeiters enables Mrs Mannering to give up work and make a home for Philip and Dinah — and for Jack and Lucy-Ann whom, in true Blyton fashion, she is more than happy to adopt.

In the tunnels under the island, Jack discovers the real reason the old mines seem to be back in use! There are literally thousands of birds there, and Jack swears he caught sight of a Great Auk, thought to be extinct. When the children meet Bill Smugs, who introduces himself as an ornithologist, they are delighted when he teaches them how to sail.But I think it's very nicely written, full of colorful detail and interesting characters, and the setting of Craggy-Tops, where Philip and Dinah live, is excellent. To be honest at first I kept expecting them to break into rude jokes like the Comic Strip Presents episodes. The Adventure Series by Enid Blyton, a prolific English children's author, is a series of eight children's novels.

He pushes her and she bangs her head on the window, so she slaps him and tells him he's a beast and should go with his "horrid friends" back to Mr Roy's house. I had reservations about the thought of a man-made tunnel, but no, Enid Blyton describes a natural underground fissure with a few alterations here and there to make it a little more passable. No, Bill is happy to show them how to put up the sail and control the boat, and let them use the boat on their own while he's not around, as long as they promise not to go to the island.This time a man in an orange boiler suit gets shot, then an obvious dummy in an orange boiler suit plunges to its death from the top of a cliff. It’s mentioned that the day before the ‘rat incident’ he had a large and peculiarly coloured caterpillar up his sleeve.

Joe (formerly Jo-Jo) picks them up at the station, and as with the 90s adaptation he is now a white man, however he is still foreign. By the end of the book they’re firm friends and Mrs Mannering not only is able to set up a home for her two, but she takes in their friends as well. The book is in good condition for its age--some page edge staining; a delightful addition to any library! The Adventure books would have given the older children something exciting to delve into, and certainly seem to be a fore-runner of some of the Famous Five's later escapades. Then it all gets rather silly and overblown as they throw in a high-speed boat chase where Bill is after Smith.Philip and Dinah's father is dead too, but while their mother is alive and well, she's away pretty much all the time, working to earn a living and send money back to Craggy-Tops. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original powder blue cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered black back and front, two-tone illustrated end papers. I honestly didn’t know what I’d find, re-reading this novel for the first time in at least 15, if not 20 or more years. Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear, discolouration, sticker on endpaper. In a letter to Philip, Dinah warns him not to bring any pets home reminding him of the bat he brought home one time, and the earwigs he trained the year before.

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