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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

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Adventure of the Goblin Dog

Enid Blyton, Mark Beech
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Enid Blyton, Mark Beech

Discover the magic! Travel to the top of the Magic Faraway Tree with Peter and Mary on their quest to rescue a princess.Explore Fairyland in this truly magical story, where you'll encounter the Goblin Dog, rescue a princess and visit the Land of Storytellers. This is an irresistible story for all who've ever stepped into the Enchanted Wood and a fantastic introduction to the Magic Faraway Tree stories for new readers. This story first appeared in 1936 and was made part of the Magic Faraway Tree world in 1952, featuring different children discovering the Faraway Tree. The Magic Faraway Tree series is one of Enid Blyton's best-loved and most enduring creations.***The Magic Faraway Tree ®, Enid Blyton ® and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.

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Famous Five Colour Short Stories: When Timmy Chased the Cat

Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler
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Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler
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Happy Christmas, Five!

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.It is Christmas Eve, and the Famous Five are very excited about their mountain of presents. But when Timmy barks furiously he is sent outside, leaving a thief free to steal all the presents. Can Timmy still manage to save the day?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 Happy Christmas, Five! (1956) appears in an individual volume, illustrated with brand new colour art by Jamie Littler.

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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 Five Colour Short Stories: A Lazy Afternoon

Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler
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Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler
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Famous Five Colour Short Stories: Good Old Timmy

Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler
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Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler
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Famous Five Colour Short Stories: Five and a Half-Term Adventure

Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler
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Enid Blyton, Jamie Littler
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Famous Five Colour Short Stories: George's Hair Is Too Long

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
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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
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Famous 5 on the Case: Case File 7: The Case of the Hot-Air Ba-Boom!

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 seven, the Famous 5 enter a cross-country baloon race.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

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 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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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
Authors:
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

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 third adventure as they run away to Kirrin Island - and choose for yourself how the mystery ends.Find the mysterious trunk and help whoever let out that chilling scream - but don't run into the mysterious intruder. You choose how to unlock the trunk, but will you help in time or be held up by a false trail on the way?This exciting game story is based on Enid Blyton's Five Run Away Together. The text in this edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated.

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Escape from Underground

Enid Blyton
Authors:
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 fourth adventure as they stay at the big, old house called Smuggler's Top - and choose for yourself how the mystery ends.Help the Five navigate the secret passages. Will you discover who else is using the secret ways, or get lost down a false trail? This exciting game story is based on Enid Blyton's Five Go To Smuggler's Top. The text in this edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated.