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Ke Sarang Penyelundup (Famous Five #4)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  8,999 ratings  ·  136 reviews
Petualangan KEEMPAT mereka yang seru dan mengasyikkan!

Benarkah masih ada penyelundup di sarang penyelundup? Lima sekawan pergi berlibur di sebuah rumah tua dan menemukan tempat-tempat persembunyian rahasia serta lorong-lorong bawah tanah! Mereka juga melihat beberapa orang mengirimkan sinyal-sinyal rahasia ke laut...

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published 1997 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 1942)
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One of the few Famous Fives where the wondrous meals took a back-seat! Smuggler’s Top however, atop the mist-shrouded Castaway Hill more than made up for the absence of 'lashings' of delicious food.

The adventure starts off with the Five heading off to Kirrin for another glorious vacation. But a terrible gale puts a damper in plans. It uproots a massive ash tree that crashes on to Kirrin Cottage. Four active kids, an excitable dog, a house badly in need of repairs and an irritable Uncle Quentin.
I loved the "Famous Five" books when I was a child. Now I have a very different view.

First of all let me say they are great as adventure stories. They describe kids having an active outdoor life - and generally getting mixed up in something exciting. This sounds just like the sort of books we should be encouraging children (who nowadays are potential couch/computer potatoes) to read. And generally I would encourage all types of reading - comics, interactive books, whatever. But since there is su
Wesley Possible
Four children and their dog have gone to stay with their Uncle’s friend, only to discover mysterious goings on during their stay. A flashing light in the middle of the night leads them on an adventure to pursue a group of smuggler’s in the area, an adventure which deepens with the disappearances of their Uncle and their close friend. With unsuspecting twists, the children investigate the goings on and get to the bottom of this thrilling encounter.

The highlights of this book was the unexpected tw
"Five go to smuggler's top" was actually one of the last Five books I read, even though it is number 4 in the series. It was hard to find a copy originally, and I had to make do with a more modern publication than some of the others I own.

What starts off as a lovely easter holidays at Kirrin soon turns into adventure, with a large tree hitting the house making it impossible for the children to stay there. They are packed off to stay with a friend of Uncle Quentin's, and his son, a boy Julian and
Another trip into my childhood :) and I enjoyed every minute of it. The five are staying in an old house where the discover secret passages and underground tunnels (a must for children 8 years plus). Are there really smugglers at Smugglers Top? Who's behind the signalling, the kidnapping and all the weird goings on?

In a town which is cut off from the rest of the world, the Famous five must go on a spooky adventure to solve the mystery of smugglers top.
This book can be used I the classroom for g
Smugglers, trusting parents, tunnels, baddies with appropriate names such as ‘Block’… this is what childhood is all about. For an adult this is hardly demanding reading; but it does bring back happy childhood memories of the picnics we ate (an awful lot of hard-boiled eggs … which nowadays might be viewed as a cholesterol risk!) and the games of adventure and tremendous imagination we used to play outdoors after reading books such as those in the Famous Five series. I don’t care how good compute ...more
Aha! The first adventure away from Kirrin. By now the "George is/could be separated from Timmy" plot is getting a little old, as is the Timmy-ex-machina. It's fun story if you haven't read the others recently, I suppose, and there's more secret passageways and Uncle Quentin getting into trouble... It's more of the same, of course: nostalgia for the simplicity of childhood, plus children knowing better than adults, plus mysteries and secret passageways and at the end a friendly policeman coming a ...more
Emelia Read
Really needed the comfort of childhood and this was the perfect fit. Such a lovely story and reading it feels very much like a warm bath after a long day.
Les Wilson
Fancied a touch of nostalgia and wasn't disappointed. Still enjoyed it 60+ years on.
Seperti biasa, selalu suka petualangan Lima Sekawan yang penuh kejutan.
Kali ini, mereka bertualang di Sarang Penyelundup, dekat-dekat Bukit Buangan. Hmm..bahkan dari namanya saja aroma petualangan sudah tercium. Hihi ...

Cerita diawali dengan angin ribut yang sukses menjatuhkan pohon besar menimpa pondok kirrin. Mau tak mau, Lima Sekawan yang baru tiba harus mengungsi. Beruntung, ada tawaran dari teman Paman Quentin yang tinggal di Sarang Penyelundup. Petualangan pun dimulai.

Bukan hanya namanya y
The Famous Five books, like a lot of childrens books tend to have a predictable plot. However whilst you know that the Five will succeed and have a fun time while they are at it the plots themselves aren't so eye rollingly obvious.

This was very much the case with this book, you know from the title that smugglers are going to be involved in some form but the manner in which they are involved is very different from what you would expect.

It is also rather refreshing for the Five to be away from Kir
Richard Ward
Tomboy George, her three cousins, and her dog Timmy are joined this time by a new friend. He's a boy, a school chum or theirs, and is called Sooty because of his dark hair and complexion. He lives at Smuggler's Top with a sister, a grumpy dad, and a deaf butler. So off the Famous Five go to spend their Easter hols having adventures, including foiling the evil schemes of a ring of smugglers. As a libertarian, I always object whenever smuggling is assumed to be a crime, as in my mind smuggling is ...more
The Five (Anne, George, Julian, Dick and Timmy the dog) are back on an adventure again! Now they've gone to their friend's house, a house full of secrets - Smuggler's Top...

There seems to be some signalling going on, and some kidnapping and smuggling. But who kidnapped Sooty and Uncle Quentin? Was it Block, the weird servant of Mr. Lenoir, Sooty's father? Was it Mr. Barling, a well-known smuggler? Or was it Mr. Lenoir himself? There are a lot of bad men to choose from as you get further into the
Loved the Blyton books as a child. My friends and I would stage "adventures"
based on the books. Like Doctor Dolittle, these books sadly reflect the times in which they were written. Sexism and racism do appear and should be edited to reflect our raised consciousness. I also have read about Blyton's personal life and persona. Although disappointing, I still have wonderful memories of time spent with her books. More absorbing and inspiring than the overall "chick lit" favorite, Nancy Drew. As a ki
I read the first Famous Five when I was child, it was a great series of books, I love it so much.
It is a great book. A book about adventure with four children and their dog have gone to stay with their Uncle’s friend, discovering mysterious things during their holiday.
They explored a lot of places and discovered a lot of things. The most memorable adventure is when they passed through the creepy and dark long tunnel, through the tunnel they went into different rooms. There was even a big insect
3.5 stars I guess. Not that it matters much outside of my head. Anyway.

I read this one in German as it was the only copy I had and also couldn't find a hint on the interwebs that the Famous Five serious was as heavily edited in German as the Twins at St. Clare's one. Only the names, oh my goodness, so many of the names are different. I will never understand this need to Germanify names but okay. It makes things so much more confusing.

Of course this was a short read as it is intended for kids but
Berbicara tentang buku anak, saya tidak bisa melupakan serial Lima Sekawan. Pertama kalinya saya menyukai kisah misteri ala detektif adalah lewat buku Lima Sekawan. Beberapa waktu yang lalu, saya sudah membuat review buku 1-3, dan kali ini saya membaca buku ke-4. Kali ini Lima Sekawan akan pergi ke Sarang Penyelundup.

Liburan Paskah sudah tiba. Julian, Dick, George, Anne dan (tentunya) Tim kembali ke Pulau Kirrin. Sayangnya di Pulau Kirrin sedang terjadi angin kencang. Sebuah pohon tumbang dan me
Dani Noviandi
Kali ini liburan paskah. Lima sekawan kembali berlibur di Kirrin untuk menyambut petualangan mereka berikutnya, setelah tiga petualngan sebelumnya yang sangat mendebarkan. Saat itu musim semi, di Kirrin angin berhembus sangat kencangnya, sehingga liburan anak-anak kacau balau. Penyebab liburan mereka berantakan ialah adanya pohon tumbang yang menimpa rumah George! Kamar anak-anak berantakan, mereka pun hampir menjadi korban, terbayang sudah liburan mereka yang gagal dan mereka pun terancam untuk ...more
David Sarkies
Mar 05, 2014 David Sarkies rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children, both boys & girls
Recommended to David by: My Dad
Shelves: mystery
Secret Doors and Smuggler's Holes
11 May 2012

This is the first of the Famous Five (Freunde Funf in German) books that takes place away from Kirrin Cottage and the surrounding area. Once again it is holidays (and it is Easter, which sort of throws the books out of order since book two was during the Christmas break, and the third book was during another unnamed break, however, despite my lack of knowledge about 1940s English School terms, it seems as if the five have skipped some holidays to arri
Miss Kodok

Pertama kali baca tgl 14 Mei 1981.

Kisah petualang Lima Sekawan masih tetap asik untuk disimak.

Kali ini Julian, Dick, Anne, George dan Timmy tidak dapat menghabiskan liburan mereka di Pondok Kirin karena rumah tersebut rusak parah akibat tertimpa pohon besar pada suatu malam ketika angin bertiup sangat kencang.

Paman Quentin lalu menulis surat pada Pak Lenoir dan menanyakan apakah anak-anak dapat menghabiskan liburan mereka di rumah Pak Lenoir di Sarang Penyelundup. Tempat dengan nama yang sangat
Sophie Dusting

"Smugglers-coming over a secret path from the sea to Castaway Hill! Smugglers!" (Pg. 78).

Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy the Dog meet once again to begin, what they believe to be, a 'normal' summer holiday. Meeting at George's home, the first night doesn't quite go to plan; a terrible storm leaves the household in turmoil as a tree falls on the property. Worried they may not be able to spend their holiday together, George's father, the formidable Uncle Quentin, solves the probl

Book four: Five Go to Smuggler's Top

As much as I like the Famous Five, this book was kinda yawny.

This is arguably the first book that takes place away from the Kirrin comfort area, at a quaint, semi-secluded place infamously named Smuggler's Top, where George and her cousins are shipped off to after a tree demolishes her crib. Well, Mother Nature, you're going to have to try a little harder if you mean to keep this lot from an adventure!

Arrived at Smuggl
I remember the bookstore where I first bought this paperback in the mid 1970's, while on a summer vacation with my family in New England. I was so happy to find some shelves of books catered to kids my age! I collected several of the "Famous Five" series books that summer. I don't think I even realized they were first published in the '40's.
I loved the promise of adventure more than the unfolding of the plots or "mysteries" themselves. I loved that there was a "tomboy," George, and that she was
This might be the quintessential Famous Five book - smugglers and secret passageways and unexpected villains and Timmy saving the day, etc. It's certainly the one I remembered best, after the very first book, Five on a Treasure Island. If you read some of the Famous Five books, be sure to read this one!

My mother found these for me in elementary school when I'd forged my way through most of the rest of the children's books and needed something new. Looking to the UK for series was clever!
Rob Reynolds
A classic Enid Blyton novel based on the plucky young adventurers, which I have fond memories of from my childhood. Although before my generation, this timeless classic was read to me when i was young, before I read it myself when I was a bit older. This books tell the tale of the fearless adventurers and their stay at a large, old house with plenty of hiding places and underground tunnels to whet the appetite of the 5 children and their trusty dog Timmy. One night when they are staying at the o ...more
With Kirrin cottage temporarily uninhabitable, the children spend the holiday at the house of one of Uncle Quentin's colleagues - and with a name like Smuggler's Top, it's little surprise that all kinds of adventurous shenanigans await them there.
Ian Smith
I was always a Secret Seven child growing up and had, amazingly, never read a Famous Five book. A visit to the children's book museum, "Five Stories" in Newcastle, changed this after being inspired by the excellent Enid Blyton exhibition they had.

Having a bit of a fascination with smugglers/smuggling anyway I figured this book was as good as any to start with.

Although the writing is, in places, dated or old fashioned it is merely a minor issue.

The story flows seamlessly and although fairly pred
Aniket Mahajani
A good timepass when ur bored with huge books/books with messeges, sometimes when ur brains need no thought tickling/complicated stories, these books are the best options
Milla Rose
I love the famous five! Especially Timmy. I don't like how they make Anne do all the cleaning and cooking but they are still good books! This is one of my favourites.
Harry Burnside
THe Best so far using many of the features of the first four, Old House, Secret tunnels, secret signals, Smugglers and this time a gangster. Plenty fun and excitement.
All the illustrations in color too.
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Other Books in the Series

Famous Five (1 - 10 of 22 books)
  • Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five, #1)
  • Five Go Adventuring Again (Famous Five, #2)
  • Five Run Away Together (Famous Five, #3)
  • Five Go Off in a Caravan (Famous Five, #5)
  • Five on Kirrin Island Again (Famous Five, #6)
  • Five Go Off to Camp (Famous Five, #7)
  • Five Get Into Trouble (Famous Five, #8)
  • Five Fall Into Adventure (Famous Five, #9)
  • Five on a Hike Together (Famous Five, #10)
  • Five Have a Wonderful Time (Famous Five, #11)
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