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Le Club des cinq et le trésor de l'île (Famous Five #1)

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The very first Famous Five adventure, featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, not forgetting tomboy George and her beloved dog, Timmy! There's a shipwreck off Kirrin Island! But where is the treasure? The Famous Five are on the trail - looking for clues - but they're not alone! Someone else has got the same idea. Time is running out for the Famous Five, who will follow the clues and ...more
Published March 15th 2006 by Hachette Jeunesse (first published 1942)
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Katrina You cannot open the book through this website. You need to buy your own copy from the bookstore or borrow it from the library. This website is…moreYou cannot open the book through this website. You need to buy your own copy from the bookstore or borrow it from the library. This website is designed to keep track of what books you own.(less)
Dorise Very easily. It is the beginning of the series, so afterwards you can decide whether you want to read the other sequels. I'd recommend to just start…moreVery easily. It is the beginning of the series, so afterwards you can decide whether you want to read the other sequels. I'd recommend to just start reading Five on theTreasure Island and see how it goes. So far, it is my first Famous Five book and I like it yet, have fun :)(less)
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Grace Tjan
Aug 21, 2010 Grace Tjan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jess-shelf, 2010, ebook
Jess, my 7-year old girl, gives it 5 stars.

Comments while reading:

"Georgina is a girl but she wants to be called 'George'. Is she a tomboy?"

"Who says that boys never cry? The boys in my class cry. A lot!"

"Uncle Quentin is scary!"

"George is like a volcano --- she's always angry or is about to get angry."

"How can a kid own an island?"

"Awww, Tim is so cute!"

"Why can't Anne keep a secret? She's such a baby!"

"I like it when George took an axe and wrecked the bad guys' motorboat. She's so fierce!"

"I w
Jennifer Simmonds
Sadly I gave all my Famous Five books away during my teenage years. However the other day I realised I missed Julian, George, Dick, Anne and Timmy so wanted a catch up. The only edition I could get on Kindle was this one - and it was a slight disappointment. There are no 'lashings' of anything, no 'mummy and daddy', no 'golly's. It has been rewritten to suit a modern children's audience, and I must say I deeply disagree with this choice. When I was an eight year old and reading these books for t ...more
Pramod Nair
Jun 20, 2015 Pramod Nair rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had the opportunity to read the whole Famous Five series during my school vacations when i was an eleven year old and 'Five on a Treasure Island' was the first book that introduced me to the magical writings of Enid Blyton. It was during those school vacations that i chanced upon such highly addictive children's series like Secret Seven (from the same author), Nancy Drew, Dana Girls Mysteries, Hardy Boys etc. Hunting down and gobbling up each of those titles was a pure delight.

All the titles i
I read the whole series (all 21 books) when I was about 13; those were the first books I read in English. I loved them, both the stories, the mystery and the writing. I liked the relationships (that was the time when I dearly wished I had siblings), the companionship and the good old picnicks in the woods/fields :)
Looking back, I don't quite agree with the view of girls/women presented. Still, at that time, while feeling most kinship with Anne and being drawn to Georgina, it didn't matter to me.
May 26, 2010 Praj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one that lured me into the reading world. I still remember it like yesterday; it was during my 4th grade summer vacations. I was down with high fever and was crying for days for missing out on my yearly trip.So to pacify my tantrums , i was gifted this book. Ah! the mysterious world of Julian, Anne, Dick and my favorite George made me forget my pain and i ended up reading the whole series volume in that summer. Thanks Enid! for bringing me to a world of limitless imagination.
There was a time when Enid Blyton books were the only books I’d read. I’m glad I grew out of this, although the woman’s written over 600 books, so I’d have been right for a few more years, even if I hadn’t grown out of my obsession!

I know I was reading the Famous Five books when I was in grade 1, and I know that my mum had quite a collection, however the only 2 I can remember now are Five on a Hike Together and Five Go Down to the Sea - perhaps these were favourites that I re-read over and over
Mar 09, 2015 Aso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english, children
(note: please forgive any grammar mistakes in this review, english is not my first language, i wrote this as a part of my writing practice to learn english)

I awfully jealous toward people who got an opportunity to read this series when they were still a little kid. I found and download this little treasure weeks ago for free from a website that i forgot its name, but my long to-read list prevent me to read this book.

Reading this book make me want to run to the nearest super market and buy a time
Dec 12, 2009 Graham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Back when I was a kid, Enid Blyton was MY author. Reading her books - and I read dozens of them - taught me, not to read, but to actually ENJOY reading. I remember feeling how it was a magical experience and twenty years later I still feel that when sitting down with a book today.

I've been wanting to catch up with Blyton as an adult, to see how her work stands up, and I finally got my chance with this handsome hardback. I remember that the Famous Five and the Secret Seven weren't my favourite of
Apr 09, 2011 Adriana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Não me lembro de ser nada de especial, mas foi com este livro que a minha aventura literária começou. Os cinco foram os primeiros que me deixaram entrar num mundo distante. Não eram aquelas histórias de princesas que me faziam ver. Não eram já as infantilidades de livros para crianças. Tinha oito anos, quando adoeci e a minha mãe começou a ler-me esta aventura, em voz alta. A minha curiosidade era cada vez maior, a minha mãe tinha cada vez menos tempo. Por fim, não resisti e peguei
Asghar Abbas
Jan 13, 2016 Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Pure magic, still love it to this day. Still remember it to this day.
I think it is timeless, even anyone reading this today wouldn't feel that the story is set in the mid 1940s.

particularly the end was thrilling.
Jul 25, 2012 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Five books are always my favorites. They were some of my first novels I enjoyed reading. Got them all completed in no time long long time ago. Got every piece of the whole series as my precious collection, yet unfortunately I lost them in a way or so. They ain't cheap to get for sure, if you wish to collect them again in recent days. So, I guess I really should give up that idea. I am trying to make my consolation through ebook. Not getting the same joy from reading a real book, but hey... i ...more
Colleen Stone
I dont know how to apply a star rating to a series of books that encouraged a generation of readers to read ALL the books in a series and then branch out into increasingly complex Series and stand alone books. My reading career began with the Noddy series. Scratch almost any author writing in English, and Enid Blyton (and very probably The Famous Five will be there). On that alone it earns a five.

But read the stories and you find template based plots, stereotypical characters, racism, sexism and
Terri Lynn
This book about 4 children and a dog (the Famous Five) is just so charming! It has a 1940's British vibe to it which is probably because this was first published in 1942 and is set in England.

Julian, age 12, his brother Dick, age 11, and their sister Anne, age 10 attend boarding school and you would think their parents would want to spend some time with them while they are on their holiday but their mother lets them know that Daddy just wants to take her to Scotland and be alone with her (like h
Barry Mchugh
Oct 05, 2011 Barry Mchugh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Five on a Treasure Island” by Enid Blyton
This is the first book of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series. Siblings “Dick” “Julian” and “Anne” discover that they have been invited to their cousin Georgina’s house instead of their usual summer holiday. Georgina (George) is a very bossy and difficult to get along with child. This causes some interesting altercations between herself and Julian who is a very strong character. George tells her cousins that the island off the beach belongs to her and when
I re-read this just for the fun of it. Being poorly and staring at my daughter's bookshelf I plucked it off and read it in one (short) sitting. As a kid I loved the Famous Five books, they made me want to move to England so badly that I promised myself that one day I would live here. Funny how that turned out.

I can still totally see why I loved the books so much, I always loved a mystery even back then. Mystery and fantasy will forever be my favourite genre.
Jul 28, 2010 Miffy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review will have to do for all the Famous Five books, because, well really, it's just the same story over and over again.
But that 'sameness' is the very reason I come back to the Famous Five even now. There's something very satisfying about knowing that the Five will triumph, despite all the set-backs, baddies and dire (unlikely) occurences. Enid Blyton was the queen of the 'safe' book - predictable in a very British sort of way, but with four capable, clever and courageous protagonists, wh
Ah, the Famous Five. I've been meaning to reread these for nostalgia's sake -- or at least a couple of them. I used to practically inhale them when I was eight or nine years old or so. I was a little apprehensive about a reread now -- especially because of all the talk about how inappropriate Enid Blyton's writing is now, in terms of feminism and racism... I thought I wouldn't be able to read it.

Fortunately, at least with the rose-coloured glasses of nostalgia, this book remained fun to read. It
Aaah the children's classic. Famous Five. This is the first of their adventures and the first novel by Enid Blyton that I picked up myself.

Having these books read to my class by my primary school teacher as a child, I was sure picking the book up at 19 would flood me with nostalgia and innocent joy.

Instead, I dropped the book at 46%.

Yes. I DNF-ed it. It had nothing to do with the book itself. I think children would love to lose themselves in the adventures of Julian, Dick, Anne and Georgina-
Dec 05, 2010 Prashansa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is the first book in the Famous five series. It's really very exciting and adventurous. Julian, Dick, Anne and George not forgetting Timmy are really very brave and clever. I like Julian the most as he is a sharp thinker as well as herioc. Well, in this part Dick played a heroic role but still Julian was the one who made the plan. George (real name Georgina) thinks that she is a boy and she really deserves to be as she is not afraid of anything. Anne, being the youngest, is a little coward bu ...more
Dec 20, 2015 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah, the Famous Five! Talk about your blasts from the past. I haven't read these books since my age was still in single digits.

Re-reading them as an adult, their appeal is their innocence and the joy of recalling how I used to think my friends and I could have adventures just like the Famous Five! This book brought a big smile to my face.

There's another level of enjoyment to be had reading this book as an adult with a twisted sense of humour, as hardly a page goes by without some kind of unintend
May 12, 2014 Varun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Delightful read ..a light one...amazing language of Enid Blyton..truly a kid's story but a person like me can also read it..A nice ending which is always expected from Enid..Great!
Als Vielleserin und Hörspielfan war es zu meiner Kindheit nahezu unmöglich, nicht zahlreiche Enid Blyton Bücher zu lesen. Die Fünf Freunde konsumierte ich hauptsächlich als Hörspiele, aber sicher auch einige der Bücher, ich erinnere mich nicht mehr. Als ich in der Bibliothek den ersten Band der Reihe als e-book fand, war die Wiederbegegnung fällig.
Five on a Treasure Island ist der Originaltitel und der erste Band der Reihe, erschienen 1942. Die drei Geschwister Julian, Dick und Anne besuchen ers
Loved this series as a child and devoured several books in a row each holiday. I couldn't wait to go to the library and exchange one stack of books for another. :D
This series is an oldie but a goodie. Some elements of the story may be a bit dated now, especially technology, but the adventures more than make up for it. You can't resist the boyish charm of George/Georgina, her stubborness and courage. Not that other children aren't competent or ingenious, but she's my favourite.
Feb 19, 2015 Pedro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apesar de não ser a primeira vez que li este livro, ainda assim me conseguiu surpreender. As personagens estão bem construídas e tem uma profundidade interessante, mesmo tendo em conta que as miúdas tem traços muito bem vincados. A história desenvolve-se a um bom ritmo e apesar de o final ser um pouco previsível, não creio que isso afecte a história. Gosto particularmente das ilustrações interiores. Mesmo tendo em conta todas as críticas que foram feitas à autora, temos de admitir que os cinco s ...more
Mar 17, 2013 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-lost-youth
Been a heck of a long time since I read these, but I always wanted to be a part of the Famous Five gang and go away and have adventures.

Sadly I don't really remember the stories just vague plots from different books. Always my summer holiday read.
Mar 19, 2015 Richa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My childhood favourite - Enid Blyton! I am re-reading her books and I am so glad to find that I still can't put them down without finishing! They are really great exciting books! Glad to meet an old friend...
It didn't age very well! Like a lot of Blytons, it's preachy in places, sexist in others, and predictable throughout! Still, it passed the time!
Feb 06, 2016 Yasmin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still a good read! There was one genuinely tense moment, which proves this book has still got it, even after all these years! Have to say though, Blyton has little regard for safety hazards for her characters- this bunch are given free reign to row out on the ocean to their island, with no mention anywhere of life jackets! Parents quite ok with it too?! Just like in the faraway tree books- linger in the land above the tree at your peril, you might never come back down!
This series was enjoyable
Dec 06, 2015 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Famous Five was my favorite series when I was a kid, Le club des cinq in French. Alas I don't remember, but I probably read the whole series. So suddenly I had the idea to revisit and read it for the first time in English! A lazy Sunday afternoon, after an exhausting day, was perfect for it. I really enjoyed it again. And I actually discovered all the books of the series are available as audiobooks for free on youtube!
I asked a few people here in the US, but they don't seem to know who Enid
Nov 23, 2015 Sunshine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adventure, peril and a jolly good jape!
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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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Famous Five (1 - 10 of 22 books)
  • Five Go Adventuring Again (Famous Five, #2)
  • Five Run Away Together (Famous Five, #3)
  • Five Go to Smuggler's Top (Famous Five, #4)
  • Five Go Off in a Caravan (Famous Five, #5)
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  • Five Go Off to Camp (Famous Five, #7)
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