Classic editions with unchanged text and Eileen A. Soper's original illustrations, featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, George and not forgetting Timmy! There's a thief at Kirrin Cottage. The Famous Five think they know who it is, but they need to prove it!
There’s a thief at Kirrin Cottage! The Famous Five think they know who it is, but they need to prove it! Where can they find evidence? The discovery of an old map and very unusual hiding place is all they need to get to the bottom of this mystery and uncover the true culprit!These classic editions feature Enid Blyton’s unchanged text and Eileen A. Soper’s original illustrations.
About The Author
Enid Blyton is one of the most-loved authors in children's publishing. With over 700 titles published, Enid Blyton's stories remain timeless classics, adored throughout the world. As a young woman Enid was faced with many choices: her father had planned a career in music for her, while she felt drawn to writing. In the end, she became a teacher. In 1922, a collection of poems by Enid was published, it was her first step towards her dream of becoming an author. Aged 27, Enid married Hugh Pollock and moved to London. Enid had two children with Hugh, and soon after wrote her first novel, The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair. Enid divorced Hugh after almost 20 years of marriage, and married Kenneth Waters in 1943. Throughout the 40s and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: adventure stories, mysteries, magical stories, farming stories, stories for younger children, best-selling series like The Famous Five and Noddy. Enid fell ill with Alzheimer's disease and she died in 1963. Her spirit lives on in her books and she is remembered as one of the most-loved and celebrated children's authors.
Another dependable mystery adventure with Julian, Dick, Anne, George - and Tim the dog, and as always the chipper tots confound the adults - which may account for the success of these books. The children spend Christmas at Kirrin Cottage, where they first met their cousin Georgina (who insisted on being called George) and had a mighty adventure (Five on a Treasure Island - 1950). This time George with the help of Tim discovers the awful truth about a seemingly genial tutor hom the others like, and when some valuable pages of their uncle's scientific work are stolen the children spring into action. Secret tunnels, Tim's snarl, and a chase do the bad guys in. Again the airy British speech both aids and hinders the action, but withal a cheery business. (Kirkus Reviews)
Series: Famous Five
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: March 2009
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1