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Five Go Off to Camp (Femböckerna #7)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  6,330 Ratings  ·  123 Reviews
Buka vlakova u gluho doba noći, jezivo! I čini se da nestaju u zraku - ali kuda idu? Pet prijatelja na tragu je otkrića neobičnog sustava podzemnih tunela. Ako budu slijedili tragove, hoće li riješiti tajnu?
Paperback, 250 pages
Published 2001 by Hodder Children's Books (first published 1948)
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Feb 17, 2016 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Five Go Off To Camp is quite an exciting installment of the Famous Five series.

Anne, Dick, George, Julian and Timmy go camping on the moors (they clearly didn't hear the chap telling them to stick to the roads) and are startled to hear an ominous rumbling beneath their feet.

When they meet a local farmer's son, Jock, and he tells them about the local legend of the 'spook trains' that cross the moors at night, the five simply have to investigate...

It's all a bit Scooby Doo... but the Famous Five p
Jul 31, 2014 Div rated it did not like it
Most pathetic story I've read so far in the Famous Five Series. Girls go and wash/clean/cook. Do not go to the adventure coz it won't be safe. Even when George is far more brave than any of the kids.
All that Anne wants to do is play mother, but why make George suffer coz of that?? If Julian and Dick were so concerned about Anne's safety, one of them could have stayed back instead of forcing their wishes on George. Hate how Enid makes it George's mistake to be angry. The 1st book where I wanted t
Jul 22, 2016 mai rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kesukaan
Buku pertama dari Enid yang saya baca. Akhirnya ya saya resmi ''berkenalan' dengan beliau XD

Waktu jualan online dulu, ada yang pernah pesan 1 set Roald dahl dan Enid. dia bilang buat investasi di masa depan sebagai bacaan anaknya gitu. trus saya jadi penasaran pengen baca karya dari keduanya dan ternyata saya kurang cocok dengab Roald dahl. Ini baru punya kesempatan kenalan sama Enid dan ternyata lumayan suka hehe.


Kalau bicara masalah eksekusi mungkin banyak ketidaksetujuan saya di buku ini.
Nov 06, 2011 Kirsti rated it it was amazing
Enid Blyton has long been among my favorite authors, and her Five series has long captivated me. What kind of magic is it that these children were allowed to go off camping, walking, visiting towns, rowing and such without an adult present? My mother seemed permanently glued to my side until I was 16, there was no way I could have gotten up to their hijinks.
But it was another time, and people seemed to trust one another, especially with children.

In this book, we see the four children (plus Timmy
I don't have any memory of reading this one from my childhood. Pretty poor. There is very little charm to this one, no little moments that prompt a chuckle and a plot that is both thin and nonsensical. Our little band of crimebusters are pretty much obnoxious throughout with everybody including each other. Their eating is off the charts - they wouldn't be obese if they ate like this in real life they'd be dead. And their constant blathering on about spook trains (whatever that might be) is very ...more
Jan 18, 2016 Sierrakelley rated it it was amazing
A familiar and comforting read, which took all of a couple hours. I appreciated the emphasis on always taking care of each other during the adventure, and special care (without patronizing) the youngest Anne.

This attitude was endearing enough to suffer any qualms I had with the sexist attitude of the time. If anything, it's impressive to write of a simplistic acceptance towards Georgina/George who refuses to acknowledge that she is a girl. Not once do they ask her to grow out of it, although th
Man, Julian and Dick were real jerks in this book! Was equally pissed of at them now as I was when I was kid.
Vasudha Uttam
Apr 12, 2016 Vasudha Uttam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Have always loved the Enid Blyton stories, and loved this one too!
Sep 03, 2011 Michael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kidlit, 2011
Was looking for something short to get used to my new e-book reader. When I was a kid, I read everything by Enid Blyton I could get my hands on, and I was curious how her books would rate today. Sadly these don't hold up at all, compared to some childrens classics like, say, Edith Nesbit. The book was written in '48 and it shows: The boys condescend to the girls. One girl cooks and tidies up and gets frightened easily, the other one is a tomboy and doesn't want to be called by her real name. The ...more
Mar 05, 2016 Sunshine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
When five go off to camp they need very large packed lunches. It's very hard to be more than three feet from a fully stocked larder (minimum 59 giant cakes of all the yummiest flavours). However will they manage on just 94 meals a day???
Jan 22, 2008 Hanif rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buku ini gak sengaja aku dapatkan waktu lg bersih2 perpustakaan di SD,bukunya dah lusuh banget,tp berhubung judul bukunya bikin penasaran,langsung deh aku bawa pulang dan kubaca. Petualangan KETUJUH mereka yang seru dan mengasyikkan!
Kereta api hantu di tengah malam! Tanpa masinis, tanpa penumpang, tanpa siapa pun di atasnya. Hanya lampunya yang redup dan suaranya yang mendirikan bulu roma… Kereta itu menghilang di kegelapan ke manakah perginya? Lima Sekawan menyelidikinya dan menemukan tempat ya
Rae Stoltenkamp
Aug 20, 2016 Rae Stoltenkamp rated it really liked it
I’ve now read 5 Famous Five adventures in total. This one romped along much the same as the others. Understandably, post war issues creep into the plot. The descriptions of place are not as good as in some of the other adventures and we begin to see a definite split between Anne’s personality and that of the rest of the children. What it takes to be brave is a theme which is explored and we see a much more sullen George than usual. Quite sensibly, an adult overseeing the children is also a part ...more
Mar 31, 2015 Salvina rated it liked it
Shelves: march-15
George,Dick,Anne,Julian and their dog Timmy are going camping. A science teacher that pays only attention to the little creature under our feet. While camping they hear some strange and worrying sound...They find out that its a train. But, they soon find out that this is no ordinary train. Its a ghost train??!!

Someone gave me a bunch of these books as a gift. Never opened them until now...but since had nothing else to read I decided that I would give them a try. I finished this book because I gu
Aug 18, 2007 Irwan rated it liked it
Shelves: finished, young-adult
I can't believe I cannot say anything about this volume. In my childhood, I read each volume many many times. And it always gave a great feeling each time you finish it.
Deepthi Herga
Jul 02, 2016 Deepthi Herga rated it really liked it
Shelves: snugli-books
This will (probably) be a common review for all the books in the series.

I am rereading these with my 8-year old and she is loving them. I find them as fascinating as I found them before - I read them long time back when I was around 12/13 years old and it has been more than 20-odd years. I find myself smiling throughout the book not only because of the "blast from the past" nostalgia, but also the excessively formal 'British' English :-D. I have become used to the casual informal English in most
Jul 29, 2013 Katherine rated it really liked it
Three stars plus one for Mr Luffy! What a great character, if he were real I think I would adore him.
Jane Irish Nelson
The four cousins along with Timmy the dog go off to camp on the moors, with Mr. Luffy, a teacher at the boys' school, camping nearby. Underneath the moors, trains travel through tunnels. But one of those tunnels is no longer used — or is it? The watchman claims that "spook trains" come out at night, piquing the children's curiosity. Only Anne is frightened by the idea. Together with Jock, a boy from a nearby farm, the boys investigate one night, leaving a furious George behind. But, in the end, ...more
Apr 19, 2016 Kerry rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After 7 of these, it seems like the series is running out of steam. This is exactly the same as most of the others (apparently, the countryside was crawling with smugglers in the 1940s), exactly the same plot but with far less going on than the others. This time they went camping and found smugglers right underneath them. Wait, that other time they also went camping (except they were in a caravan) and also found smugglers right underneath them. The characters are pretty terrible (I'm a girl, I l ...more
Leny Helena
Jan 07, 2009 Leny Helena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dari semua buku lima sekawan, buku ini yang paling saya ingat hingga sekarang "Lima sekawan dan kereta hantu" tidak ada kata memburunya. Dulu sampulnya cuma dua tone warna coklat tua dan krem, bergambar siluet George alias Georgina dengan anjingnya si Timmy. Begitu terkesannya saya, sampai-sampai sewaktu saya mendapat hadiah anjing peking saya namai dia Timmy, padahal anjing tersebut betina.

Keranjingan, saya mencari semua buku Enyd. Beli, pinjam, dan tukar. sayang sekali saya bukan penyimpan bu
Dani Noviandi
Musim panas lagi, liburan lagi! Ya, Lima Sekawan kali ini mengajak kita berkemah! Untungnya, orangtua yang menyertai mereka untuk berkemah kali ini ialah seorang guru (guru Julian dan Dick tepatnya) yang sangat tergila-gila dengan serangga. Pak Luffy ini sangat pengertian terhadap anak-anak. Dia mengerti bahwa anak-anak ingin mengalami petualangannya sendiri, maka ia sengaja mendirikan kemah agak jauh dari anak-anak ini. Anak-anak tentu sangat senang, apalagi Pak Luffy yang tergila pada serangga ...more
David Sarkies
Apr 27, 2015 David Sarkies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children who like adventure
Recommended to David by: My Dad
Shelves: mystery
An adventure involving trains
6 August 2012

Well I have just finished the seventh Famous Five book but that means that there is another fourteen to go. Fortunately they generally do not take me all that long to read, though it really also depends on whether I put a lot of effort into actually reading it because even though it doesn't take me all that long, I generally find myself spending most of my time reading it simply to get it finished within a 24 hour period. However I have set a goal to at
Mike Thomas
Oct 01, 2010 Mike Thomas rated it really liked it
Dengan niat untuk bernostalgia, saya pun membeli buku Lima Sekawan dengan cover terbarunya di Pesta Novel Gramedia lalu. Dulu, ketika SD, ini adalah salah satu serial favorit saya, meskipun saya tidak ingat petualangan nomor berapa saja yang belum saya baca. Maklum, dulu nyewa jadi suka nggak lengkap serinya.

Tapi, ketika saya membeli dan membaca ceritanya, ternyata eh ternyata sepertinya saya sudah baca ketika SD dulu. Meskipun begitu, masih teta menarik sih. Terutama cover barunya itu, saya suk
Mezbauddin Mahtab
Mar 15, 2016 Mezbauddin Mahtab rated it it was ok
Of all of Enid Blyton's series, I liked Famous Five the least. This is the series that also is the least politically correct, conforming to old English stereo types where the foreigner is the bad guy, the class system is well used, and women know their place (*sigh* Anne).

The plot itself is threadbare, and even the camping scenes are dull and dry. There's no humour, and even the motivation for the people behind the spook train sound contrived. If you miss this, no harm done!
Aug 08, 2015 Roanna rated it really liked it
I do think that Julian and Dick were kind of mean to George, in the book! But then, I am also glad she got to have an adventure of her own before they all solved the mystery together. :-)


There were homemade scones with new honey. There were slices of bread thickly spread with butter, and new-made cream cheese to go with it. There was sticky brown gingerbread, hot from the oven, and a big solid fruit cake that looked almost like a plum pudding when it was cut, it was so black.
Mar 21, 2015 Karthik rated it liked it
Famous Five as such is not my favorite series. This is a decent book in the series. It is fun reading all about the camping trip. So far the adventures have been in Kirrin island or in passages connected to houses. So open doors is a new environment and it is interesting. Abandoned railways tracks and spook trains make interesting read. Jock is a guest character in this book - he is not very interesting. However Mr. Luffy is quite interesting. Overall an interesting read.
Kátia Cristina
Mar 29, 2014 Kátia Cristina rated it it was amazing
I've just finished this marvellous book by Enid Blyton. It's the 7th of a series of 21.You might be thinking, 21? Is she crazy? But I can assure you, you'll fall in love with the characters and the plot. It's a time when children could and wanted to play outside, to have adventure nd so on. If you are into pre-teen literature and want to be transported to a quieter time, but not so quiet, it's a must-read.
Jan 18, 2015 Milley rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5
I am rereading this as an adult. I really liked this one. I read it after the first 4 re-reads so it is difficult to compare to my previous scores. It is at least 4.25 and maybe higher.

I liked the camping scenario. There were no ragamuffins/gypsies in this one which was a nice break. Although there was the put upon boy but his mother had his back.

I liked the illustration and testing of George's character. It was very Mad Men in its revelation of George being between a rock and a hard place. Ye
Dec 17, 2014 EA rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
The pacing is a bit off in this book. The adventure doesn't really get started until the second half of the book, and then it concludes rather quickly at the end. The kids still enjoyed it, as Timmy gets to fly at people again, but this book took longer for us to read, as we just didn't have the same excitement to jump back in and see what was to happen next.
Widya Ningrum
Jan 06, 2016 Widya Ningrum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enid Blyton is always be one of my favorites. My first book of The Famous Five is their 3rd adventure, which I read when I was in 5th grade of elementary school. And now, reading their adventure again in Highschool, I got a different feeling and perspective because of my age. I found these stories is-so-children. I enjoyed the stories but not as much when I was a child.
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