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The Rat-A-Tat Mystery (Barney Mysteries #5)

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Barney, Roger, Diane and Snubby love solving mysteries, with the help of Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkey.

A cosy old house surrounded by snow-covered hills seems a perfect place to spend the winter holidays, but the peace is disturbed by unexplained noises.

Who could have knocked at the door in the middle of the night, and what is the noise that Snubby hears coming
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Paperback, 220 pages
Published 2004 by Award (first published 1956)
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David Sarkies
Jul 06, 2012 David Sarkies rated it liked it
Recommends it for: I would say children, but I am a little hesitant
Recommended to David by: Nobody, it was sitting on my bookshelf.
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6 July 2012

I have pretty much seen this book sitting on my parents bookshelf for most of my life so when I recently decided to reread the Enid Blyton books to see how children's literature is written I decided that I would give this one a go. The main reason I chose this one is because it was hardcover, and while there are stains in the book (no, not those types of stains, this is a children's book) it delighted me to discover that it was a first edition. Unfortunately the stai
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Dec 19, 2015 Menuka Warushavithana rated it it was amazing
I'd say, this is one of the most intriguing stories by Enid Blyton Filled with adventure and tension filled in teenagers' hearts that reminds me of my childhood.
Pragati Chaturvedi
ROGER, SNUBBY, HIS DOG LOONY, DIANA AND BARNEY ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO SPENDING THE WINTER HOLIDAYS IN A COSY OLD HOUSE SURROUNDED BY SNOW-COVERED HILLS. SOMEONE WAS KNOCKING THEIR DOOR AT THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND WAS ALSO TRYING TO FEAR THEM BY DRESSING HIMSELF LIKE A SNOWMAN. BUT POOR MAN WAS NOT THAT CLEVER AS THE FOUR. THEY FOUND THAT THEY WERE DOING SOMETHING WRONG AND IN THE CELLARS OF THE KITCHEN THERE WERE SOME BOXES. THEY SOLVED THE MYSTERY OF THE BOXES AND PHONED BARNEY'S FATHER ...more
Lara
Aug 11, 2014 Lara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
While I am a massive Enid Blyton fan, I am and even bigger lover of the Famous Five, and this book didn't cut it for me. I never felt part of the story line or the characters, and just didn't feel the mystery and intrigue which I always get with the Famous Five .
Don't think it is a bad book, just I was the wrong person turning the pages, and all the jigsaws, audiobooks and books of the Famous Five might be making me a tad biased
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(See also her pen name Mary Pollock)

Born in 1897 in South London, Enid Mary Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. She was educated at St. Christopher's School, Beckenham, and - having decided not to pursue her music - at Ipswich High School, where she trained as a kindergarten teacher. She taught for five years before her 1924 marriage to edito
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