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Geheimnis um einen entführten Prinzen (The Five Find-Outers #9)

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In this adventure for the Five Find-Outers and dog, Fatty's latest dressing-up game turns into an exciting search for a missing Indian prince, when Prince Bongawah - whose uncle is trying to get control of his country by trying to remove the heir to the throne - goes missing from a camp near Peterswood...
Published 1971 by Tosa Verlag (first published January 1st 1951)
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I'm going to try and review books from my childhood everyday, hopefully, and what better way to start than Enid Blyton, the queen of children's novels. I'm starting with this particular book, because this was the first book of this series I read, and The Five Find-Outers series is my favourite of all of Blyton's works.

Enid Blyton reminds me of a time when the most of my worries was completing my homework on time. I read this book in my summer holidays, and I wanted to be there, in Peterswood, b
Oct 18, 2015 Kavita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, children
I think this book deserves five stars for this poem (or pome) alone ...

A pore old gardener said, Ah me!
My days is almost done,
I've got rheumatics in my knee,
And now its hard to run.
I've got a measle in my foot,
And chilblains on my nose,
And bless me if I haven't got
Pneumonia in my toes.
All my hair has fallen out,
My teeth have fallen in,
I'm really getting rather stout,
Although I'm much too thin.
My nose is deaf, my ears are dumb,
My tongue is tied in knots,
And now my barrow and my spade
Have all come
Anshu Sharma
Dec 24, 2016 Anshu Sharma rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hey Enid Blyton, your xenophobia and racism is showing. As far that kid Fatty, I wholeheartedly agree with Goon there. What a toad of a boy! But of course everyone thinks that sun shines out of his every orifice. Just reading about him makes me want to smack away his sense of entitlement. Gah!
Jake Collins
Dec 18, 2016 Jake Collins rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ill-conceived, xenophobic nonsense. The number of ridiculous assumptions and coincidences in the Find-Outers' investigation is far too high for me to engage with this story on any level.
Ruby cox
I choose to read 'The mystery of the vanished Prince' because the previous book in the series was really interesting and had a good case to solve.
This book is about the five finder outers are on a case to find out where the Prince has vanished to. It all starts when, they are hanging out at Fatty's (the leader of the group) house when they hear a knock on the door. It was Fatty's friends aka Mr Goon's (the towns policeman) nephews, the wanted to tell they that the Prince is now camping next to
Manasa Ganesh
Sep 21, 2016 Manasa Ganesh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was full of mystery ,just as suggested by the name of this book.i know that many others would have enjoyed such a nice was really useful for my school hols .
enid blyton adalah salah satu pengarang favorit saya. saya tumbuh dengan buku-buku beliau, dan ini adalah salah satu dari sekian banyak karya enid blyton yang saya sukai.

oke, saya akan mereview sedikit. Pasukan mau tahu yang terdiri dari Fatty, Bets, Pip, Larry dan Daisy dan pelengkap adalah anjing Fatty, Buster kali ini memulai misteri mereka dengan pura-pura menyamar sebagai anak-anak bangsawan saudara dari Pangeran Asing dari Negara Tetarua yang kebetulan sedang ikut berkemah di Peterswood. A
May 13, 2011 Linn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I only found the last part of the book anywhere near interesting although i cant complain since the book was intended to be a children's book and it would be unjust to judge it as a bad work.But even then nothin really interested me to keep reading the book except the desire to finish it and be done with the series.The plot if seperated frm the book could be a good one.There were some instances where i laughed.But generally there was no momentum untill the last chapters and the repetition of sen ...more
A.R. Collins
Oct 31, 2015 A.R. Collins rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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No Find-Outers book is perfect, and this one shows up Enid Blyton's xenophobia at times, though you don't see anything like the full extent of it here. Fatty doesn't really give the others much to do in this one, and I did miss Bets' brainwaves - she only has one, very quick one. Fatty's behaviour towards Mr Goon is pretty disgraceful, especially when he has his bike confiscated whilst riding it in disguise, and then reports it stolen five minutes later. Surely that's not okay! Even so, I have t ...more
The Mystery of the Vanished Prince by Enid Blyton was a good mystery. The Find-Outers did a credible job in their sleuthing. However, the book borders on being offensive in the description and treatment of the 'foreign' prince, the 'gypsies', and the working class boys Ern, Perce and Sid. I don't know if the text in this edition has been modified from the original. If so, it hasn't been modified enough. You don't have to be very sensitive to find a lot of cringe-worthy moments. Probably one of t ...more
Nov 17, 2012 Kirsti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well here's a mystery. A kidnapping, but it looks as if the boy went willingly with his captors? Was he tricked, or something else. Every clue matters, and it's a small one that will help the Find Outers solve the case this time! Five cheers for Enid Blyton, Five stars as well!
May 27, 2015 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-bad
Notable for the author's magnificent use of the word 'asinine' on page 74. No one can accuse Blyton of talking down to her young readers.
Well, this was a jolly good read. Very English. There were times when things were "too convenient" to be a real detective novel, if you know what I mean. But overall a fun and exciting page turner.
Oct 08, 2008 Tanya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
enid blyton is an europe author and she is one of my favorites... all her books are a must read... this one is a mystery by the five-find outers...
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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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“said Fatty, and every one brightened at once. “Or what about my ringing up Inspector Jenks and asking him if he wants a bit of help in anything?” “Oh, you couldn’t do that,” said Bets, knowing quite well that Fatty could do anything if he really wanted to. “Though it would be awfully nice to see him again.” Inspector Jenks was their very good friend. He had been pleased with their help in solving many queer mysteries. But Mr. Goon had not been nearly so pleased. The bad-tempered village policeman had wished many and many a” 0 likes
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