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De Vijf op de oude boerderij (Famous Five #18)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  5,561 Ratings  ·  68 Reviews
There's a ruined castle on Finniston Farm, but only the dungeons remain - and nobody knows where they are! "The Famous Five" are determined to find them - and whatever is hidden in them - but they are not alone. Someone else wants to know, too. The question is: can the Five get there first?
Paperback, 157 pages
Published 1993 by H. J. W. Becht-Haarlem (first published January 1st 1959)
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Feb 13, 2017 Paul rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Back with the Famous Five again but this time Enid seems to have forgotten something. There's a distinct lack of conflict in this book.

There is an antagonist, of sorts; a couple of them, actually, but they're so ineffectual that they're nothing more than comic relief. Without a convincing antagonist, you're left with a story that's not very exciting at all, unfortunately.

This was definitely my least favourite F5 book so far.
Sep 09, 2015 Kavita rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Hmmm, it wasn't even a mystery. No danger, no crooks, no fun. Also, I didn't enjoy the side characters.

Dec 08, 2012 Neja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nov 12, 2011 Kirsti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another in the excellent 'Five' series by the legendary Enid Blyton. Number 18 in the set sees George, Anne, Dick, Julian and Timmy off to stay at Finniston farm, a farm that is struggling with money and has had to take in borders. The children help all they can, but they are baulked by Junior and his Pops, Americans who are intent on snapping up items of historical significance to take back to America.

While this book has less action in it than others, it is still an exciting, quick read. We get
Carmen Casanova
Sep 01, 2007 Carmen Casanova rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: enidblytons
My first book on famous five!! Oh, wait... might be my first long-page book i read :)
Feb 15, 2017 Sunshine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Diet Famous Five anyone? Famous Five Zero? No?

Not quite the same tempo as her other books, I think the middle must have fallen out. The famous five are on some weird diet in this one too, not the usual gargantuan stuffing of faces. Sarah Green reads brilliantly but it's Jan Francis who has the voices the same as they are in my head when it comes to audio versions. A small beige chunk of Famous Five fun but it Finniston a high note!
Sep 10, 2012 Gabriel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The one that started it all. The first book I read of the series, found in my father's library when I was 9. The book that I read more times over than any other in my life so far (between 15 and 20, by my calculations). Simply superb.

My version is a Spanish translation by Editorial Juventud.
Whitney Hallam
Feb 14, 2010 Whitney Hallam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
cooooooool for anyone.
Anne Marshall
Jul 09, 2008 Anne Marshall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: enid-blyton
I really enjoyed this one with the two Harries and Snippet the dog as well.
Jake Collins
Apr 20, 2014 Jake Collins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was always one of my favourite Fives, although I'm not really sure why. The castle, the chapel, the treasure and Old Great-Granddad must all feature somewhere in the reason.
Den är lättläst men ändå bra! Jag läser oftast svårare böcker men jag hade förmodligen älskat denna när jag var mindre!
Feb 21, 2017 Farseer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jane Irish Nelson
The four children and Timmy the dog are paying guests at Finniston Farm, and find themselves shocked at the behavior of the other guests, and American and his son, Junior. (Enid Blyton must have really disliked Americans, from the way she portrays them in her books; as an American I rather resent this.) The Five like the Philpot family, who own the farm, and are trying to make ends meet — even the twins, Harry and Harriet, who resent having to take in guests. But when the four children volunteer ...more
Natascha Münch
Mar 09, 2017 Natascha Münch rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Eigentlich mag ich die "Fünf Freunde" Bücher total gerne, da sie mich auch immer an meine Kindheit erinnern. Dieses Buch fand ich allerdings recht schwach. Es kommt keine Spannung auf, Gefahren gibt es hier auch keine, die "Fieslinge" sind seicht und kaum der Rede wert. Nettes Kinder-/Jugendbuch, welches aber leider nicht mit den anderen "Fünf Freunde" Büchern mithalten kann.
David Sarkies
Five go after some profiteers
9 June 2014

Well, this one was a little better than the previous Famous Five adventure that I read, however once again there is a little shift in the nature of the story, which is always a good thing because, since this is book number 18, Blyton no doubt has settled down into a pattern that seems to work (and I suspect the pattern will continue with the last three books in this series). Basically the pattern goes like this: the Famous Five are on holidays so they mee
Aug 29, 2014 Natasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The eighteenth instalment in the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. Five on Finniston Farm sees George, Anne, Dick, Julian and Timmy off to stay at a struggling farm which has had to take in borders to put food on the table. The children help all they can, but find themselves hindered by Junior and his Pops, American visitors who are intent on buying items of historical significance to take home, much to the objection of ‘old great-granddad’.

An exciting and quick read aimed at those aged around
George, Anne, Dick, Julian dan gak ketinggalan Timmy, berkumpul lagi. Liburan kali ini mereka ngabisin wkt di Pertanian Finniston. Keluarga Finniston lagi butuh uang, makanya mereka nyewain kamar buat tamu yang mau liburan dipedesaan.. Disana mereka ketemu dg Anak2 Finniston yang jutek abis ama mereka pada awalnya..tapi setelah kenal dekat, jadi berteman baik deh.. Sesuai dg judulnya, ceritanya seputar harta karun gt.. Konon ditanah Finniston dulu ada puri, waktu diserbu ama musuh, Puri itu robo ...more
This is the eighteenth installment of the Famous Five series. It isn't my favourite but close to.

The five, Julian, Dick, George, Anna and Timmy the Dog, visit Finniston farm.

Slowly they make friends with the "two Harries" (unison speaking twins Henry and Harriet).

They have to deal with stereotypical arrogant, rude and rich Americans Mr Henning and his spoilt rotten son Junior.

The children discover the buried and hidden ruins of an old (medieval) castle.
Thomas Johansson
Fem-gänget är ooooootroligt helylle och präktiga, mycket mer än vad jag minns från barndomen när jag läste många av böckerna om dem. Men det funkar. Det är rapp handling, kvick och naturlig dialog. Allt är jävligt mysigt och feelgood och när något dåligt händer eller verkar hända så vet man att det kommer att vändas till något positivt i slutändan. Kul nostalgitripp.
Apr 05, 2014 Filipe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Normal book , really fast .. Famous Five go to the farm and get to know some awesome people and then they discover a huge thing , and help the farm people .. Very little book , 1 hour and 5 minutes on audiobook , althought really enjoyable because the audiobook had a lots of sounds ( birds, walking on grass, dog barks) behind the conversation .. Read it if you love Enid Blyton :)
Jul 18, 2012 Noora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nuortenkirjat
Ihan ok viisikko, mutta kuten muutkin viisikot, toistaa tämäkin samaa kaavaa kuin ennenkin. Lähdetään lomaa viettämään jonnekin, löydetään salakäytävä kaninkolon avulla, taistellaan pahiksia vastaan ja lopulta pelastetaan salakäytävästä löytyneen aarteen avulla jotakin. Ja se jatkuva syöminen... Mutta ihan luettava kuitenkin, kuuluuhan kaavamaisuus kuitenkin sarjakirjojen lajiin.
May 18, 2011 Greg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun book! Though short, I enjoyed every bit of it. I'm keen on reading the rest of the books in the Famous Five series, for I got hooked to this book, every page keeping me interested as I read. A good read indeed!
Ini juga seri yang saya suka. Top b-g-t deh Tante Enid. Meski banyak yang kritik kalau ceritanya doski gitu-gitu aja, tapi masa kecil dan remaja saya bener-bener gak berwarna tanpa buku2 beliau, cieehhh!
Oct 20, 2008 Chazlida rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, jnr-fic
Ceritanya oke, penggambaran suasana Inggris klasiknya asik, dan saya cukup terbawa suasana dengan alur ceritanya. Buku ini saya baca saat duduk di kelas 3 SD, dan diantara seri lima sekawan yang kebanyakan ide ceritanya hampir seragam, judul ini merupakan salah satu favorit saya.
Hastinasih Sophie
bayangkan kau menemukan harta karun berkarung-karung di sebuah tanah pertanian tua. itu fantasi yang luar biasa menyenangkan buat saya waktu kecil, bahkan masih sangat menyenangkan hingga setua ini..hehe..
Great story. i love how the story, the actual drama, starts after you have already gotten pulled in; it starts with a plausible event which then leads into their awesome adventures! An awesome book :)
Jan 30, 2015 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one felt a bit clunkier and particularly formulaic to me. The twins were kind of creepy and cardboard and the dastardly American had bizarre speech patterns that I found distracting.

So just three for this one. Although I did like the jackdaw.
Luke's Review: This is a five-star book because Anne, George (aka Georgina), Julian, Dick and Timmy (the Famous Five) found treasures such as gold, swords, daggers and jewelry at an old farm called Finniston Farm.
I am going to read Five on Treasure Island next!
Virgilio Machado
Rapazes e raparigas!
Aqui vai outra aventura dos famosos Cinco. A Zé, o Júlio, o David e a Aninhas com o célebre cão Tim, estão de novo envolvidos em sarilhos.
Vamos a ver se gostam?
Vossa amiga
Enid Blyton

Oct 22, 2013 Willman842 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazed once again! the famous five are amazing!
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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)
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“Just the same old couple!’ said Dick. ‘You’ve got a spot on your chin, George, and why on earth have you tied your hair into a ponytail, Anne?’ ‘You’re not very polite, Dick,’ said George, bumping him with her suitcase. ‘I can’t think why Anne and I looked forward so much to seeing you again. Here, take my suitcase – haven’t you any manners?’ ‘Plenty,’ said Dick, and grabbed the case. ‘I just can’t get over Anne’s new hairdo. I don’t like it, Anne – do you, Ju? Ponytail! A donkey tail would suit you better, Anne!” 0 likes
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