Following the Famous Five 70th anniversary celebrations, another classic Blyton series gets a brand-new look for today's readers from the ever-popular Tony Ross.
The Secret Seven are Peter and his sister Janet, Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara. They meet every holiday in the shed at the bottom of Peter and Janet's garden - and solve mysteries, and eat lots of delicious food. But no one can enter the shed without whispering the secret password! There are 15 Secret Seven novels, and a collection of short stories.
When a priceless pearl necklace goes missing, the Secret Seven are the first off the mark to catch the thief. After all, they saw him escape. But will they be able to find the stolen necklace?
Each book features rarely seen bonus Blyton: extra stories, a quiz, additional artwork and insights into Blyton's life and writing process.
Enid Blyton, 1897-1968, wrote over 600 books for children, and is still regarded as one of the most popular of all children's writers. In the 2008 Costa Book Awards, Enid Blyton was voted the best-loved author, ahead of Roald Dahl, JK Rowling and Shakespeare. Her books are translated into more than 90 languages, and have been adapted for film and TV. In 2012, Hodder Children's Books celebrated the 70th anniversary of the first publication of the Famous Five by reissuing the first five titles, in aid of the charity House of Illustration, with new covers by Quentin Blake, Chris Riddell, Emma Chichester Clark, Oliver Jeffers and Helen Oxenbury.
Next to the legendary Famous Five, the Secret Seven are Enid Blyton's best-known and loved set of characters. Their stories have been continuously in print since 1949.Features brand-new full-colour cover artwork, and inside illustrations by the ever-popular Tony Ross, best known for illustrating Horrid Henry, I Want My Potty and David Walliams' novels - plus exclusive bonus stories by, and fun facts about the series and its creator.Each book contains details on how readers can form their own Secret club - modelled on the clubs made popular in Enid Blyton's day.