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The Secret Mountain (The Secret Series #3)

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The parents of Mike, Peggy and Nora are held captive in the Secret Mountain in Africa. Together with their friends and Prince Paul, they run away to search for them. But can they find the mountain - and who are the strange and dangerous red-haired people living there?
Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published (first published 1949)
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Cindy Cheung
I loved this book just like I loved The Secret of Spiggy Holes. I liked the character in the book known as Mafumu. He was smart, and caught on to english well. He helped Jack, and saved his parents! I loved this book very much!!!
Jake Collins
Like the first two books in this series, this one contains many familiar Blyton-esque ideas in their infant stages (many of which will come to full maturity in The Valley of Adventure and The Mountain of Adventure) but unlike with the first two books, the raw ideas in this one do not really gel for me. Enid Blyton is cutting her teeth on adventure novels with this series and the first two books only benefit from that, but this one does not - it feels undercooked and rather poorly conceived to me ...more
This is possibly the most exotic setting taken up by Enid Blyton in terms of non Fantasy. Here she goes right out of USA and sets the story in Africa. But the story does not work very well because clearly Enid Blyton is not really comfortable in these settings - goes to show how a work can backfire if not well researched. One can genuinely get a feel of Wales and England in Enid Blyton's works, her Africa seems like a hollow shell - if one needs to genuinely know Africa one has to read King Solo ...more
This was the first children's novel I ever saw, the first one I ever read, and the reason why I am an ardent reader today. Still have my original copy.
Feb 26, 2015 Catherine marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Dhiraj Sharma
I get transported back to my good old school days whenever I read any book by Enid Blyton...this was one of my first EB's and I read it whenever I wish to flow back into was so simple in Ms Blyton's books...good friends..good storyline..good amount of engaging mystery...little bit of peril with our little heroes managing to come out with flying colours at the end.
Back then I didn't even know what adventure means...Enid Blyton's works such as the Secret Mountain taught me th
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Mt least favourite of the three, although I always love the sacrificial scene with the eclipse...
Oct 25, 2010 Izzy marked it as to-read
The secret mountain sounds adventurious and when I read it I hope that it will be good.
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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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The Secret Series (5 books)
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  • The Secret of Spiggy Holes (The Secret Series, #2)
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