Secret Seven On the Trail (The Secret Seven, Book 4)
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Secret Seven On the Trail (The Secret Seven #4)

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Something mysterious is going on at Tigger's Barn, and the Secret Seven are intrigued. Peter thinks it's all just gossip, but Jack isn't so sure when he overhears a strange conversation. Looks like the Seven are on the trail of another exciting adventure!
Hardcover, 126 pages
Published 1991 by Award (first published 1952)
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For slightly younger children perhaps than the Famous Five or Mystery of the... series; 7-9 year-olds rather than 8-12 I'd say. This one I remember as my favourite. Again, maybe because it was the first Secret Seven story I read. The Seven are irritated by Jack's clever but annoying sister Suzie's organisation of a rival society and determine to trick them by making up a mystery for Suzie's gang to investigate. While trying to execute this malicious scheme the Seven are, inadvertently, given a m...more
Jax Holt
This is the fourth installment in the Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton. This book is called Secret Seven on the Trial.

The Secret Seven are heading back to school after their summer vacation and Peter wants to end the Secret Seven meetings until the Christmas holidays. None of the members are up for that so Peter makes the decision clear, that they only have meetings if anything important comes up. Meanwhile, Susie, Jack's annoying sister wants to join the Secret Seven but she's not allowed so...more
Tara Calaby

This book exemplified just why I have always been a Famous Five and not a Secret Seven person. There are so many characters with no differences in personality that I have no idea which of the seven did what, and their actions go beyond the usual Blyton improbable into Just Plain Stupid.
Deb Sharp
I never get tired of reading The Secret Seven!
David Sarkies
I guess the reason that I like these Secret Seven books (as well as the other Enid Blyton books, and I have churned through quite a lot of them over the year and a half since I decided to read through them again so that I could write a better commentary on them) is that they are short and can pretty much be completed in a day (which also boosts the number of books that I have read for the year so, if I am lucky, I may be able to get to the one hundred and fifty mark, though my goal is still one...more
This is another solid, fun, fast-paced Secret Seven book. It has a bit more inter-child rivalry than I've seen in other SS books, and the characterization of the villains seems a little off (they're very talkative and divulge quite a bit of information without suspecting the children).

Jack's annoying sister Susie starts up a rival society (the "Famous Five" named after those famous books by Enid Blyton ;-) and claims that they are in the middle of an exciting adventure. Jack eavesdrops on them a...more
(I only thought it was ok because of the lack of description. But yes, I know that it is a childrens book so don't pine at me)
It might be because this book series is aim for younger persons than me or just because I've been reading too many Agatha Christie novels. I wish to high heavens that I had read this when I was younger! I always wanted to read books like this but, my mum had her versions in the attic and I didn't even know they existed! Darn!
Well anyway, I thought overall that the plot wa...more
Victoria Robinson
Secret 7 aren't my fav but the kids love them! This was one of the better books in the series
Tom Seward
Enid Blyton is an amazing childrens author, bestselling in the
world. Although almost undiscovered by Americans.

This series (The Secret Seven) Features 7 children who form a
backyard club. They love to have meetings with Secret
Passwords, etc. Soon, they begin to fall into mysteries. This
series is for the younger reader than the other series Enid
Blyton wrote for children. 8-10 years old maybe.
Great reading. introduce your children to Enid Blyton today!
SophiaW CLC
See my review of the 1st one
In this adventure, accidentally, Sussie helps the secret seven to find an adventure to go through! She makes up a tale that there are a gang in a place , Jack believes her and goes there to find the most exciting adventure waiting for him.

The gang want to steal lead from a train, but could they succeed with the secret seven waiting for them?

The very first secret seven book I had read and it is a typical Enid Blyton mystery and it is fun and easy to read perfect for pre teen age and mostly fun .The big group of seven children and not to forget the ever saviour dog ,this group of children go about solving mysteries in their own way.
Christy Zakarias
It's the best our of all 4 previous 'Secret Seven' series yet!
The plot is developed in a more engaging and intriguing manner.
You never really get bored because you just keep wanting to know what happens next.
A definite time occupant! :)
these books i grew up with. i wanted to be a part of their adventures and i was when i read them. i reccommend these books for any child under 10.
Found this review written on my copy by the younger me:

Susie forms Famous Five Club but can't put the Seven off the trail.
The gang is at it again! The constant nuisance Susie actually gave the gang an advantage. Kids are gonna love this.
I adored this book as a child. It is so much fun and still a pleasure many years later.
Maaz Khan
It is full of suspense.It is very mysterious and good for children :)

Doron Yam
read it with my son. It was nice as it was when I was a kid.
Srivardhan Ramesh
Exciting and interesting especially scamper scampering around!
Jessica J.
crecí leyendo sus libros y me sirvieron bien
Paddy O'callaghan

Absoluely every book in this series is awesome
Sahil (w7)
It was a fantastic adventurous story.

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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 editor Hugh Pollock, with whom she had tw...more
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