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Five Run Away Together (Famous Five #3)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  8,249 ratings  ·  142 reviews
Classic editions with unchanged text and Eileen A. Soper's original illustrations, featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, George and not forgetting Timmy! Who's been on George's island? The Famous Five think they're on the trail of smugglers - until they hear a child scream...
Paperback, Illustrated Edition, 202 pages
Published March 19th 1997 by Hodder Children's Books (first published 1944)
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Grace Tjan


Jess, my 7-year old little girl, gives it 5 stars.

Comments while reading:

“I hate the Sticks! They are so nasty.”

“Why do English people have to have tea at 4 o’clock in the afternoon? Isn’t that too late? 4 o’clock is my nap time.”

“I hope Aunt Fanny will get better.”

“What is a ‘smuggler’? Why do people have to pay money to the government if they want to bring things from abroad?”

“What do gorse bushes and heathers look like?”

“Julian is the smartest but he likes to order the other kids around. He’s
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V. Briceland
In this third volume of the Famous Five series, events start off on a horrid note as the children discover that the packets of sandwiches they have wheedled from the new kitchen lackey are not very nice—too stale, too thick, and worst of all, not enough butter! However, the narrative quickly recuperates as our four little gourmands (plus Timmy!) devour some delicious fresh-baked bread, cakes, all of a meat pie and several jam tarts, bread and ham and butter and 'stuff', a roast chicken, some fin ...more
Cleffairy
Reviewed at: The Library of Lights


So, I’ve been making quite a long revisit to my childhood years and started to read Enid Blyton’s works again. ‘Five Run Away Together’ was an absolute favourite from my childhood years. I lost count how many times I’ve read this particular book, and re-reading it as an adult still does not bores me. ‘Five Run Away Together’ by Enid Blyton is an absolute escapism. Every kid, and kid at heart, should read this book. There is nothing not to like about this book. T
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Zoltan Abbott
‘Five Run Away Together’ by Enid Blyton is the third in her twenty-one strong series of ‘Famous Five’ books.
Brothers Julian and Dick, their sister Anne and their cousin George (who is a girl but never answers to Georgina and can do anything as well as any boy can) plus of course Timmy the dog are together once again in the summer holidays after coming home from boarding school. George’s mother is ill and her father goes to spend time with her, leaving the children in the ‘care’ of Mr and Mrs Sti
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David Sarkies
I will have to say that I quite enjoyed this book especially with the nice little twist at the end. Okay, when I was a pre-teen I pretty much read all of the Famous Five books (I have to watch out because I almost wrote that in German) and I loved them. In fact I couldn't get enough of them, and I even jumped over to the Secret Seven when there were no more Famous Five books to read. However it just did not seem to be the same. Later on, there are comments that the five are caught in an endless ...more
hyperboreas_
- FAMOUS FIVE 2012: CHILDHOOD REVISITED -

Book three: Five Run Away Together

And then it got serious.

If memory serves, "Five Run Away Together" is the second book I got in the collection, and probably the second most read. A correlation isn't obvious; it isn't because I had it before most others that I read it more, but rather and simply because it is better.

Taking a darker turn, this book is, in my humble but always accurate opinion, one of the best in the series. It marks the first moment when t
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Ningtoutao
I read this when I was in school. Grew up reading Famous Five when I was young - with their bike trips, camping holidays and escapes to the sea - loved it.
The reason I picked this up again was because I was quite weary of the serious books I had been reading recently. Nothing like a simple Famous Five book.
This one features the four kids Julian, George, Dick and Anne and their dog, Timmy escape from their home which currently was under the control of horrid housekeepers. They go off to Kirrin I
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Elizabeth
We finished reading this, this evening. My daughter loved it and insisted we give it 5 stars!

I don't remember reading this one when I was a child, so had no idea where the story was heading. I did wonder whether a tale of a little girl being kidnapped and locked in a dungeon might be a little upsetting for her, but it wasn't.

I'm enjoying re-reading (and reading for the first time) this series. The main plots are exciting, but perhaps some of the stereotyping of roles for the boys and girls come
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Rohan
I am simply obesssesed with any Enid Blyton book.

It starts with George's mother getting sick so George's aprents leave her and gher cousin and go to a hospital which is very far.So george and his cousins are under the care of A family named Stick.But the Stick's are very cruel and starve the children so they decide to run away and go to the Kirrin island owned by George.So they are living over there when they find that the Stick's have also come over there and are living over there for some reas
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John
As with all Famous Five books, this is of the same trusted and successful formula.

I loved these books as a child and I am delighted that my girls loved them as children too.

The stories are adventures of a byegone age, yet still hold the attention of children, around the world...... they have stood the test of time well - and for a great reason.

The stories are plausible, fun, adventurous and contain an excellent mix of young characters... with a little bit of everyone in each of them - something
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Morgan Harrison
this book not to ruin it for anyone is when george mum gets sick and she is in hospital and they arrange a new cook who has a son and she is very mean and they run away from them i won't tell u the rest unless u want me to.
Alex Poovathingal
A mysterious uninhabited island with a destroyed castle, eerie dungeon and a ship-wreak. The story of how a few children and a dog catch the villains. The magical writing by Enid Blyton. The recipe for the perfect book.
Sheila Beaumont
Written almost 70 years ago, this tale of mystery and adventure, in which four English children and their dog discover nefarious intruders up to no good on their island, is still an exciting, fun read.
Cathal
This was my first famous five to read and i loved it. I love mysteries and that is exatly what this book is. Once I brought the book home my mom said that she loved those books when she was young.
Gabriel
Sep 10, 2012 Gabriel added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone of young teenager age.
Recommended to Gabriel by: My father.
This was a truly excellent series to read as a 12 year-old boy. They all filled me up with a sense of wonder and expectaction, and I read a few of them several times. Highly recommended.
Jacki
Loved the Famous Five stories when I was young and lived in uk. Always imagined I was about to stumble onto a great adventure, but I never did!
Arshia
The best one among d FAMOUS FIVE's i hv read.........!!!!!!
..............Amazing 'n' Awsome..............................
Karen
When I went back and read them recently, I was surprised at how racist they are. I never noticed that as a kid.
Tiskishnsing
lol.... the famous five series has now become my bedtime reads....
relivin' the times i read 'em when i was a kid ;)
GSGS
Before I started reading YA, this - with Anne of Green Gables - was my favourite book.

EVER.

Leigh
five run a way together was a good book and i strongly recomend reading all the famous five collection
Deb Sharp
I loved The Famous Five books as a child so I am collecting them and re-reading them as an adult.
Anodya
really adventurous!!!!!!!
i wish i would have those adventure with them
Nayanasree H.Lal (Zeus's daughter)
The book is about an adventure hat Four cousns and a dog find together.
April
all the famous five books are great! I have read each one at least twice!
Divya
The whole series of famouse five is thrilling! Got to read it!
Brooke
very life suckking as soon as you start you can't stop
Angie
i think this book was good. i love it
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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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