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The Secret of Moon Castle (The Secret Series #5)

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When Prince Paul's father, the King of Baronia, decides to rent a whole castle in England, Jack, Peggy, Mike and Nora are thrilled. Think of the fun you can have in a castle!

But this is no ordinary castle. Strange lights burn in the locked tower room, weird noises are heard and books leap from their shelves!
Hardcover, 166 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Award Publications Ltd (first published 1953)
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Nandakishore Varma
Continuing my trip down memory lane, with Enid Blyton. This last book of the series, ironically, was the first one I read. I remember thinking it creepy in a fun way.
Jake Collins
This book was written 10 years after the previous entry in the series, and it really shows in the writing style. The opening chapter feels far more like the start of a Famous Five adventure, with exclamations of "Gosh" and "I say" for the first time in this series. The children's distinct characteristics have largely been replaced by those of the Famous Five, with Nora falling into the "Anne" role (making rather silly, weedy remarks) and Mike falling into the "Dick" role (joking and teasing Nora ...more
Mar 06, 2015 Karthik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I sometimes wonder if same Enid Blyton will feel different based on my mood. I realy loved the first half of this book but felt second half was tedious and just going through the motions - don't know if it is because I have been through so many Enid Blyton books or just that I did not have the right mindset. I somehow did not enjoy the secret books as much as I enjoy her other works. I wonder if it is because I have the nostagic feeling from my childhoos associated with these books that is not t ...more
I loved Enid Blyton's mystery stories as a kid, so when I spotted this one, it made me nostalgic and I had to get it. It has all of the exciting elements I remembered: an old castle, a ruined village, mysterious mines. I think it is because of books like this that I love history so much: you never quite know what you're going to find. But, as often happens, the mystery fell a little flat of my expectations upon rereading. The first half of the book was good, but the second half was a little slow ...more
Feb 19, 2015 Syamimi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 08, 2011 Moppet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This typical Blyton romp starts with four children and their friend, Prince Paul of Baronia, tucking into a calorific tea (buttered toast, hot scones, home-made eclairs and a huge chocolate sponge cake). Their mother (unusually for Blyton, a career woman - a trained pilot) has news for them: she is going to rent a castle for Prince Paul's royal parents - and they're all invited to stay there. This is exactly the sort of holiday you would want as a ten-year-old, but aren't very likely to get.

Jan 26, 2015 Peter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is one of the defining books of my childhood imagination. So, so, so, much fun. It provided fodder for dreams and daydreams, and though I forgot about it for over a decade, I am grateful to the internet for reuniting me with the title. I'll hopefully reread it soon, and then try the rest of Enid Blyton's work just out of respect for what she did here.
Jul 25, 2016 Aditi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was going through my book shelves and found a few Enid Blytons still left after 40 years (they're dad's, and we're a family that excels at somehow losing books; a terribly tragic trait, I agree). This and rubadub mystery are two of my favouritemost books ever. I know people laugh when I say, at 21, I still love The Famous Five or The Secret Seven but I can't help it. They're my introduction to the world of reading. Them and the umpteen detective story books and kids' magazines (ooh, a
My original school reading record review

This book I liked a lot because of the way the Sar Scary things worked.
Dec 01, 2012 Kirsti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well old Enid had an imagination, that's for sure. The boys get exposed to radiation of some kind, instruments play themselves and another secret passage. How many houses in the world must have secret passages for Children to uncover mysteries from them! Of course they solve it, and the baddie guy is taken away. It's not the best ending for a series, but it is a kind of ending I suppose. Which Enid Blyton series should I read next? I haven't read any of the secret seven books for a while. ;)
Aug 31, 2012 Lindsay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't expect her to take the series out with such a dark turn! (view spoiler) I can't believe no-one has commented on this.
Jan 16, 2014 K.l. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this as a kid and enjoyed the reread, though there is very little 'danger' to the kids unlike the FF, Barney Mysteries or Adventure books...
Mar 23, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last in this series sees the father of Prince Paul hire a castle for a holiday and invites his friends to visit. While there the children find some unusual going ons and decide to find out what is actually going on. There are abandoned villages, mines and a locked tower with mysterious lights. Another very enjoyable book from my childhood.
Aug 29, 2007 Ferina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youngreaders
Buku ini mengingatkan gue pada buku-buku petualangan Lima Sekawan. Bahasanya sederhana, meskipun petualagan mereka lebih simple dibanding yang ada di Lima Sekawan. Gak ketinggalan limun, biscuit sandwich, kue cokelat yang besar dan es krim yang menemani mereka bertualang… hmmmm… Jadi bernostalgia sama Enid Blyton, nih…
Nov 05, 2010 Roshni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Another mystery series by Blyton
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(See also her pen name Mary Pollock)

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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