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Five Go to Mystery Moor (The Famous Five #13)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  6,495 Ratings  ·  82 Reviews
There's something dangerous out on Mystery Moor, and the Famous Five will have to risk the treacherous mists to follow the trail. This book features Julian, Dick, Anne, George, and Timmy.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published 2001 by Hodder (first published 1954)
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Feb 12, 2016 Paul rated it it was amazing
This may well be my favourite book in the series so far, as the spookiness factor was dialled up considerably. Any story featuring a group of kids riding horses through a creepy, misty moor gets my horror-loving genes buzzing.

The best scene features the kids gathered around a blacksmith's smelting pit while they listen to the blacksmith recount a local legend about how a local family once drove a group of gypsies into the sea and how the myth is that the travelers who occasionally turn up on the
Petualangan ke 13 Lima Sekawan!

Kali ini Lima Sekawan berkumpul di sekolah kuda milik Bapak dan Ibu Johnson yang baik hati. Disana Lima sekawan bertemu dengan Henry, si tomboy, William, anak kecil yang pemberani dan Si Ingus, bocah dekil yang baik hati.

Membaca buku ini saya merasa yakin kalau kelima 'kawan saya' ini sebenarnya adalah anak-anak yang kelewat kepo. Serius deh. Rasa ingin tahu mereka terlalu besar sehingga bisa membahayakan diri mereka sendiri. Yah, untungnya penjahat Lima Sekawan cu
Nayanasree H.Lal (Zeus's daughter)
Mystery Moor is near where Anne and george are at the riding school. It is kind of like a desert. Travellers always go and camp there, why no one knows. When Julian And Dick comes to the scenes, an adventure begins at their camping place which is a quarry in the moor. Things get out of hands as Aeroplanes drop things at night . The children finds out that the parcels have 100 dollar american notes in them. They find out that the travellers take these parcels to their boss. The most exciting part ...more
May 18, 2013 Vandana rated it really liked it
read this in 8th standard and the vast world of fiction, kiddish and adventure... opened up to me :) i absolutely loved the famous five series!
Jenny George
Nov 05, 2013 Jenny George rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-and-have
Honesty, Bravery, Good wits, and intelligence-to be favorable for an adventure. I got that. The book awakens all the senses, for me. The author really knows how to express his fantasy. I’ve just noticed that it’s always about money! Very unique thought for the author. The famous five always teaches us honesty and good principles and values one should uphold in life. Always split up to help each other incidentally. And rejoined. Presented With a scary personality in the book too. Two or three wil ...more
Jun 19, 2013 Trace rated it it was amazing
Luke's Review: The Famous Five went camping on Mystery Moor (Misty Moor) and walked into a mystery! A plane dropped packets of money from the sky and the Famous Five had to figure out why - and then the excitement began from getting tied up to getting lost in a thick mist but in the end they solved the mystery! I LOVE Famous Five books!! I'm going to read The Mountain of Adventure next!
Dec 08, 2012 Neja rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-childhood
These books (Famous five) are hands down one of my favorite books from my childhood. All those adventures and mystery …and those sandwiches they always packed! aww, just the best! I would love to read one of these again. To bring back those memories..memories of first experiences with reading books.
Jan 22, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
Ponies. Travellers. Mists. Tiny trains. Moors.

Fabulous Famous Five, as per usual. Feeling a serious drive to chase down some literary examinations of Blyton. Or write some.
Feb 07, 2017 Farseer rated it it was amazing
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Catherine Ryan
May 18, 2017 Catherine Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book from my childhood which is still as enjoyable :-)
Jan 31, 2017 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the athmosphere in this book!
Safira Khameswari
My first favorite book. Will always be favorite.
Aku rasa petualangan yang diceritakan Enid Blyton dalam bukunya memang 'menyeramkan' daripada normalnya, apalagi tokohnya masih anak-anak. Tapi yang terpikir olehku kemudian adalah karena buku-buku ini ditulis pada tahun 1900-an yang berarti hal tersebut sudah wajar terjadi pada masa itu. Misalnya anak-anak yang melakukan pelancongan tanpa didampingi orang tua.
I love the whole story of this book. And I'd love to reread.
Dani Noviandi
Petualangan Lima Sekawan kali ini terjadi ketika mereka sedang menginap di sebuah peternakan, tepatnya sebuah “sekolah” dimana anak-anak diajarkan berkuda di tempat itu. Memang mungkin hanya di Inggris atau di luar negeri kita menemukannya, karena di Indonesia rasa-rasanya tidak ada. Jadi, di tempat ini anak-anak membayar untuk biaya penginapan sekaligus kursus berkuda, sebuah kegiatan yang positif dalam mengisi liburan sekolah.

Berawal dari rasa penasaran anak-anak ditambah adanya kaum kelana ya
David Sarkies
Jan 29, 2013 David Sarkies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anybody
Recommended to David by: My Dad
Shelves: adventure
Another Famous Five adventure, this time with a train
2 February 2013

Well, I am now five books ahead of my reading schedule (of 100 books this year, though I am thinking that I may not try to exceed that, but then we will see as the year progresses) which means that since I am in front I can now read some longer books (because it is easy to read lots of books if they are all short books, or Ancient Greek plays and philosophical discourses). I still have a few Famous Five books yet to read (and t
Jane Irish Nelson
Sep 18, 2016 Jane Irish Nelson rated it really liked it
Anne and George are staying at a riding school, while Dick and Julian go to a boy's camp. George is upset, since she misses the boys, but also because, there is another girl, Henrietta, who also wishes she were a girl, and only answers to "Henry". But then the boys arrive, and the Five are together again (of course Timmy is there!). But much to George's distress, they rather like Henry, and invite her to join them on their first ride together.

However, when the Five go off off together and camp o
Nov 17, 2011 Kirsti rated it it was amazing
The Famous Five- with horses! What's not to love? Although I wish we'd seen more of the horses, that would have combined a great series with one of my favorite genres in books, horse care! I was always so envious of kids who had horses, or access to riding horses! I've never ridden a horse before, and at age 23, it's one of the things I most wish I could do.

Now, the Five here are in for some excitement! They befriend a small Gypsy boy called Sniffer, and he agrees to leave signs behind him as he
Grace Sargeant
Jan 03, 2017 Grace Sargeant rated it really liked it
Vera Maharani
Things I remember I wanted as little child reading this book:

1. Learning how to ride a horse
2. following gypsies to a mysterious moor
3. always being able to find a way home
4. older brothers like Julian and Dick, but especially Julian

Things I remember I DIDN'T want as little child reading this book:
1. being called with boys name.

Reading this at my age, this doesn't feel as thrilling as when I read it ten to twelve years ago. My focus shifted a lot from the adventure to how silly George and Henry
Razaak Ahmed
Jan 12, 2012 Razaak Ahmed rated it really liked it
A fantastic book with an endearing title that was the reason why I picked this book up. I hadn't read any of the Famous Five books making this my first book in the series. Blyton really captures the reader's imagination by a plot that quite literally thickens as the story progresses. The story becomes increasingly mysterious, which draws the reader further in. For me I would not have been able to predict the mystery to the gypsies and their way of life and habits in the book. The fact that it wa ...more
Dec 16, 2010 Prashansa rated it liked it
Shelves: enid-blyton
Well, it was an average book. The story of the old blacksmith was really interesting. Henry (real name Henrietta) was quite similar to George. She pretended to be a boy. But just like George I didn't like her and was really annoyed when Julian and Dick left George at the stables and went for a ride with Henry. At last, it was revealed that she had no sense as she was not able to decide what to do and went to young William. He was a smarty. He really played a heroic role. Good for him. Well, I do ...more
Jan 29, 2013 Judy rated it really liked it
One of the best of Blyton's Famous Five books. It is a stand-out because of the way it explores the theme of gender dysphoria with the introduction of the Henry character. What was Enid Blyton's personal history, I wonder, and how did she so understand the experience of 2 girls who feel they would rather be boys... or indeed that they are boys on the inside?
And how did she manage to understand these girls so well, and yet treat more conventional female roles in such an offhand manner? (making s
May 01, 2015 Karthik rated it liked it
The most interesting part of this story was Henry the George look alike. That generated some conflict and some laughable moments. The gypsies and their patrins was the intriguing part. The legend of the mystery moor was another exciting aspect but then Enid Byton is no Arthur Conan Doyle. Nor is Five go to Mystery Moor Hound of Baskervilles. So it does not send a deep chill down the reader's spine, at least not for the adult reader. The novelty in the setting are the mist and the abandoned railw ...more
Oct 30, 2010 Durdles rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s
Comfort zone reading by this stage of the series. As I remember, a pony trekking holiday at a stables with (another) boy/girl, Henry/Henrietta, for George to dislike. What would have made these stories really controversial would have been the introduction of a boy character who wanted to be a girl. They get lost in the fog on the moor and there's talk of catacombs but that's about all I remember but I expect there were some gipsies about so I could learn about piebald ponies. Oh, and bilberies. ...more
As with all Famous Five books, this is of the same trusted and successful formula.

I loved these books as a child and I am delighted that my girls loved them as children too.

The stories are adventures of a byegone age, yet still hold the attention of children, around the world...... they have stood the test of time well - and for a great reason.

The stories are plausible, fun, adventurous and contain an excellent mix of young characters... with a little bit of everyone in each of them - something
Dec 29, 2011 Faa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mystery Moor was thir destination in this book. It all began when Maggie and George attended riding lessons in one riding school far from home. When Dick and Julian joined them, they camped somewhere at the moor. Adventure came to them in the middle of the night when they saw aeroplane drooped things on ground. Later, they realized the things dropped by the plane were US dollars in bundle, picked up by a bad-looking guys and with that, Famous Five embarked on another adventure.
Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
The thirteenth book in the series, and the most exciting one so far in the eyes of my 7 y.o. The five go to pony camp really, next to a mysterious moor -home to dangerous sudden mists, and tales of disappearances long ago. They are however caught up in more modern mysteries. What do the travellers do on the moor? Blyton really is down on the gypsy types. They're always dirty, smelly, mean to their kids and criminals.
Aug 01, 2016 Gina rated it really liked it
This book was a bit darker than books past, but I liked it. I liked old Ben, the Blacksmith's tale, and I like how the story came together.
I wish that George and Henry would've gotten along better, and that George would grow up a bit, but I did like the book quite a lot.
This is the first Famous book I've actually not read, in the past, so I came to the book with an open mind.
Pujiyanto stiffy
Baca Lima sekawan tuh bawaannya selalu adem, pengen ikutan acara makan-makan, minum limun jahe dan rebahan di rumput....
Di kisah kali ini yang paling aku suka adalah pendewasaan karakter George itu dari tukang ngambek trus karena sesuatu dia jadi bijaksana.
Pat Black
Honest, it didn't take me three months to read this. If I have to leave a review, I'd say it's very much of its time but a pleasant way to waste a couple of hours. Have a look at for my review on this one...
Oct 22, 2010 Hepzibah rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Of all the Famous Five books I read (and there were quite literally millions) I do faintly remember the plot of this one. However, I suspect it's quite racist (gypsies! looking sinister!) so perhaps one to avoid.
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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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