Related to: 'Good Idea and Amelia Jane!'

Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.

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Animal Stories

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Claudine at St Clare's

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Famous Five Colour Short Stories: Five Have a Puzzling Time

Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler
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Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. When George is kept awake at night by a toothache, she notices a light on the supposedly empty Kirrin Island. While George is at the dentist the others decide to investigate and strange things start happening...Can the Famous Five solve this mystery? In addition to the Famous Five novels, Enid Blyton wrote a clutch of short stories based on the characters. These were published in magazines and collected in the Famous Five Short Story Collection (Hodder). For the first time, the complete and original text of Five Have a Puzzling Time (1956) appears in an individual volume, illustrated with brand new colour art by Jamie Littler.

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Famous Five Colour Short Stories: Well Done, Famous Five

Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler
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Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler
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Famous 5 on the Case: Case File 1 : The Case of the Fudgie Fry Pirates

Enid Blyton
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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 one, the Famous 5 learn that there's much more to Shelter Island than a puffin refuge.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

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Case File 4: The Case of the Sticks and Their Tricks

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Case File 5: The Case of the Plot to Pull the Plug

Enid Blyton
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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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Famous 5 on the Case: Case File 6: The Case of the Thief Who Drinks From the Toilet

Enid Blyton
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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 six, local pets have become part of a criminal gang.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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Famous 5 on the Case: Case File 7: The Case of the Hot-Air Ba-Boom!

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Case File 8: The Case of the Stinky Smell

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Case File 9: The Case of the Defective Detective

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Case File 10: The Case of Allie's Really Very Bad Singing

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Famous 5 on the Case: Case File 11 : The Case of the Medieval Meathead

Enid Blyton
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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 eleven, the Royal Treasury of Avalon Island is stolen!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.

Hodder Children's Books

Search For Treasure

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. Join the Famous Five on their first adventure to the ruined castle on Kirrin Island - and choose for yourself how the mystery ends. Can you find the submerged wreck and treasure without being captured by ruthless gold hunters? You choose how to reach the treasure, but will you go straight to the gold or be held up by a false trail on the way?This exciting game story is based on Enid Blyton's Five on a Treasure Island. The text in this edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated.

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Find Adventure

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.Join the Famous Five on their second adventure to a secret hideaway at Kirrin Cottage - and choose for yourself how the mystery ends.Discover the map and find the stolen loot - but don't get caught by the mysterious thieves. You choose how to solve the crime, but will you be able to solve the clues or be held up by a false trail on the way?This exciting game story is based on Enid Blyton's Five Go Adventuring Again. The text in this edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated.

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Unlock the Mystery

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Escape from Underground

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Five Go To Demon's Rocks

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Five Have A Mystery To Solve

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks!In book twenty, the Famous Five visit Whispering Island, another mysterious place with a million stories surrounding it. Is it really haunted? It's all fun and games until the Five get stranded there and realise they're not the only ones on the island. This edition features original cover art and inside illustrations by Eileen Soper.