- Series: Adventure Series
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan UK (June 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330301756
- ISBN-13: 978-0330301756
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.5 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,053,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Island of Adventure (Adventure Series) Paperback – June 1, 2000
Top Customer Reviews
I highly recommend these for children 6-10, although my sister and I still reread them.
THEY ARE THE BEST FOR A FIRST READ!
Enid’s ‘Adventure’ books featuring Jack, Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Kiki the parrot were the catalyst which encouraged me to start reading more than 50 years ago.
Thank you, Enid. The BBC, many public libraries, local authorities and alleged educational experts have been completely wrong about the worth of the Blyton works. I can remember having substantial difficulty obtaining the original books from the shops. In fact, quite a few shops would not stock them but they were wonderful stories for teenagers! The tales are great to read for their simplicity and straightforwardness.
When one did find copies of the book they were quite expensive all those years ago but great to own. I loved the letter on the back cover from Enid in some editions and the physical appearance of the books as well which I treasured as a youngster with the way in which the books were produced then making them somehow much easier to read.
It’s a delight to read these adventure stories again in middle age although recent editing has diminished some of the memories I have of the original editions and words used then (but I am now getting old).
Never mind… these books remain one of my best friends for life: they began my own reading adventure so do read these special adventures for yourselves.
It is reassuring to note that nothing has changed.
Enid Blyton's Adventure Series should be the mainstay of every childhood reading program, and "Island of Adventure" is the place to begin.