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  • The Circus of Adventure

    By Enid Blyton, Thomas Judd
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Read by:
    Thomas Judd
    Enid Blyton's much-loved classic series, packed full of adventure and mystery. Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack are not pleased when the wimpish Gustavus has to come with them on holiday. Even Kiki the parrot dislikes him! But when Gustavus is kidnapped along with Philip, Dinah and Lucy-Ann, Jack bravely follows them to a faraway country and unravels a plot to kill the king ...Perfect for fans of the Famous Five looking for their next adventure.(P) 2018 Hodder Children's Books
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  • The Castle of Adventure

    By Enid Blyton, Thomas Judd
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Read by:
    Thomas Judd
    Enid Blyton's much-loved classic series, packed full of adventure and mystery. Why are the locals so afraid of the deserted old castle on the hill? When lights are seen there in a distant tower, Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack decide to investigate - discovering a very sinister plot concelead in its gloomy rooms and secret passages.Perfect for fans of the Famous Five looking for their next adventure.(P) 2018 Hodder Children's Books
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  • Caravan Family

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.When Dad buys two caravans, Mike, Belinda and Ann are delighted. Henceforth they are known as the Caravan Family. Not only do they live in their beautiful new homes, but they also travel the world and go on the most amazing holidays.First published in 1945, this edition contains the original text and artwork.
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    City of Shadows

    By Celia Rees
    Authors:
    Celia Rees
    In the midsummer of his twelfth birthday, Davey, his twin cousins and his sister Kate, embark on a tour of the infamous underground city in Davey's hometown. As the tour progresses, Davey finds himself separated from the others, and inside an eerie chamber. Here he is drawn to a large and hazy-glassed mirror. In a moment, Davey's reflection blurs, and he finds himself back on the streets of the ancient city - but the residents are not of his time - they are ghosts, and some do not take kindly to those from 'the other side'. Davey encounters some friendly spirits, too - but they urge him to try to make it back to his own time, before an evil ghost crew discovers he is mortal. A frantic search for his own world begins, and Davey makes it just in time. But he senses there is unfinished business and, come Hallowe'en, the ghosts will be on the lookout for him - and this time they will be visiting his world . . .
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  • Catfang

    By Nicholas Fisk
    Authors:
    Nicholas Fisk
    Built to take the four children to join their parents on Epsilon Cool, Starstormer is showing dangerous signs of wear and tear - and the vehicle of their escape is now their prison. The Starstormers have been forced to leave Epsilon Cool to evade the Octopus Emperor's intention of employing them in his workforce, and the failings of their homemade spaceship contribute to the strained atmosphere on board. As tensions rise, distraction suddenly appears in the shape of a stowaway: a tousled, spiky, wet, filthy kitten. Cleaned up (and given a name), Fang, he entertains the children with his antics. But not for long! Starstormer is once again under attack - and Fang plays an amazing part in the great battle in space ...
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  • Come Lucky April

    By Jean Ure
    Authors:
    Jean Ure
    Come Lucky April is set a hundred years on from Plague 99. Harry's great-granddaughter is a girl called April, who lives in an all-female run vegan society, which is carefully governed to eliminate risk of plague-like situations. Men have shamed themselves and are no longer in power. There's a primitive aspect to life as though the 21st century as we know it never happened. At 12, boys are exiled for 5 years ...'they went away as barbarians and came back civilised', which means castrated. 'Homecoming' is when they are welcomed back - but how welcome are they? We meet Daniel, a survivor of a patrician clan, whose quest it is to find unclaimed parts of the 'outside world'. His great grandmother was Fran and his great grand-father was Shahid from the first part of the trilogy. He wants to find the diary that Fran left behind in her family home in Croydon. In the abandoned house, girls and boy meet ... Daniel and April don't, at first, realise they are connected by their distant ancestors' friendship. A potential romantic attachment forms between them. His presence creates conflict, but they take him into their community, where the conflicts worsen. Daniel questions everything April has been brought up to believe. He challenges the women's views and their rejection of the orthodoxy he knows. He makes David, a long-term friend of April, question what he has lost as a man. An exciting novel, rich in texture and passionate in its ideas.
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    Catweazle

    By Richard Carpenter
    Authors:
    Richard Carpenter
    Catweazle is a magician from the eleventh century who had trouble making his spells work. One day, all that changed, thanks to a bad dream and the hooting of an owl, and some ferocious Norman soldiers. The magic Catweazle used that day was unlike any other: it worked. The only trouble was it sped him through the centuries into 1970s Britain. There, by good fortune, he befriended a farmer's son, Carrot, and began the process of adjusting - or not - to modern life. How Catweazle manages to deal with cars and telephones and electricity (or 'electrickery', as he calls it) made for hilarious viewing on the LWT TV series and wickedly funny reading in the Puffin novelisation. And here it is again, for older readers to rediscover and as a timeless treat for children today.
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  • The Cowcumbers

    By Kes Gray
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Nelly's phone is still ringing with lots more monster sitting requests - and each one is full of strange surprises! From helping Altigators face their fears, battling venomous Tooth Furries, to taking care of Pipplewak eggs - Nelly's monster-sitting adventures are as unpredictable and exciting as ever!Nelly has monster sat for the Cowcumbers before. But this time petal has a loose tooth, and there'll be trouble if the tooth furry comes.
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    Crocodile River

    By Geoffrey Malone
    Authors:
    Geoffrey Malone
    Visiting his uncle's cattle station in the Australian outback, Tom is thrilled when old Sam offers to take him and his cousin, Greg, walkabout. But trekking through the wilderness, the trio are appalled to stumble across an illegal drug laboratory experimenting on animals. Suddenly their lives are in jeopardy. Greg is captured, and Sam must forge onwards in an attempt to get help. Tom finds himself alone under the unforgiving sun, his food supplies dwindling. Meanwhile the lab workers plot to flee the country, and to dispose of Greg along the way.But the outback holds dangers that even scheming criminals cannot avoid. Kyrek the crocodile watches from the riverbed, assessing his prey. And when finally they take to the water, Kyrek moves in for the kill ...
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  • Case File 22: The Case of the Seal Who Gets All Up In Your Face

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five!In book twenty-two, a film crew is disturbing the local wildlife.The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo! All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.
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  • Case File 21: The Case of the Cactus, the Coot, and the Cowboy Boot

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five!In book twenty one, the Famous 5 need to find out who stole Jo's souvenir cactus and why.The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo! All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.
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  • Case File 19: The Case of the Gobbling Goop

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five.In book nineteen, an eccentric professor disappears - with a secret formula!The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo. All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.
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  • Case File 14: The Case of the Felon with Frosty Fingers

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five!In book fourteen, the Famous 5 need to catch a cow-snatcher at work in Falcongate.The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo! All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.
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  • Case File 12: The Case of the Messy Mucked Up Masterpiece

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five!In book twelve, the Famous 5 need to find out who damaged the famous painting and why.The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo! All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.
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  • Case File 10: The Case of Allie's Really Very Bad Singing

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five!In book ten, Allie becomes the big star of a TV talent show. But things are not as they seem.The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo! All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.
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  • Case File 9: The Case of the Defective Detective

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five!In book nine, the Five get competition. Can a teen detective be better than the Famous 5?The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo! All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.
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  • Case File 8: The Case of the Stinky Smell

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five!In book eight, the Famous 5 need to find out what is causing the mysterious explosions. The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo! All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.
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  • Case File 5: The Case of the Plot to Pull the Plug

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five!In book five, an evil mastermind plans a nationwide prison escape.The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo! All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.
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  • Case File 4: The Case of the Sticks and Their Tricks

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five!In book four, George is kidnapped by an old enemy.The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo! All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.
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  • Case File 3: The Case of the Impolite Snarly Thing

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five!In book three, a fierce half-lizard/half-wolf is terrorizing Darkstone.The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo! All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.
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