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The Valley of Adventure

(Adventure #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  2,520 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Nothing could be more exciting than a night flight on Bill’s plane! But Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, and Jack soon find themselves flying straight into a truly amazing adventure. What has happened to Bill? Who are the two strange pilots, and what is the secret treasure hidden in the lonely valley where the children land?
Mass Market Paperback, 204 pages
Published 1976 by Piccolo (first published 1947)
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This might be one of my favourite Enid Blyton books. It's sheer magic!

Jack, Philip, Dinah and Lucy-Ann (not to mention Kiki) are all set to go on a plane trip to their friend, secret agent Bill Cunningham's house for a few days. But a mix-up sees them boarding the wrong plane and falling headlong into another adventure - this time in a beautiful, abandoned, war-torn valley - involving a couple of escaped prisoners, a secret cave, a hostage, a daring rescue mission, a map and lost treasure!

Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Horor kalo terjebak di pulau asing...
Aditya Agni
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Membaca kembali Enid Blyton bagi saya adalah soal menyalakan kembali mesin waktu ke masa lalu. Hanya itu
Achim Schmidt
Hab das Buch als Kind aus der Bücherei ausgeliehen, jedoch nicht geschafft fertig zu lesen, bevor es zurück musste. Letztendlich wollte ich über all die Jahre aber wissen, wo die Kinder eigtl. gelandet waren und wie es ausging...

Aus heutiger Sicht finde ich den (Schreib-)Stil leider schlimm. Es werden am laufenden Band Urängste (Verhungern, Verdursten, Verlassen werden) verwendet, ausgiebig Stereotypen genutzt und eine Person ist entweder gut, weil sie hilft oder böse weil sie raucht, schwarze H
Constantina Kstm
Το πιο αγαπημένο βιβλίο της παιδικής μου ηλικίας. Το είχα διαβάσει δεκάδες φορές (όπως και όλη τη σειρά βέβαια) και άλλες τόσες στην μικρή μου αδερφή. Έχουμε ταξιδέψει με τη Μπλάιτον σε κόσμους γεμάτους περιπέτειες, πολλή αγωνία και τη μαγεία του να κολυμπάς στη θάλασσα της φαντασίας...
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Valley of Adventure is the third book in the series. This starts differently from the other two books. There is no relaxed fun and slow build up. It has a rapid start with Jack, Phillip, Lucy Ann and Dinah finding themselves marooned in a strange valley in the middle of nowhere with criminal elements for company. They have to figure out a way either to get out of the place or survive there while remaining out of sight of the criminals. This story kind of reminded me of Robinson Crusoe, one o ...more
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I loved the Adventure and Famous Five series when I was a kid. The books had been passed down from my mom, who had also loved them. I was anticipating that re-reading this one as a 40-something would be a disappointing experience but it was totally the opposite. I got completely sucked in and read it through in one sitting. Obviously, the books are dated. They were written more than 60 years ago in a world vastly different from the one we live in now but I think they hold up for the most part. O ...more
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is such a good book!!! I really enjoyed how much action and suspense there was. In my opinion, the Valley of Adventure has always been the best in the Adventure series. Enid uses an amazing style of writing. I believe that this book, although wrote many years ago, is still very good for adventure loving kids of today. Any kid that loves adventures and mysteries would love this, and it's a good way to get them off video games. The characters are packed with character. This series to this day ...more
Brett Howe
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot say enough good things about this book. The only reason you would have to not want to read is if you were interested in reading the previous 2 books in the series. Because you should read those first. Anyway. I read this with my 10 year old. And what a joy it was. Kids on adventure. Enid Blyton knows how to tell a good tale. This one set in a mystery valley accessible only by plane. I can picture this valley now, waterfall and all. As soon as we were done with this book we dove right in ...more
When I started reading this book, I thought this was a book that I had not read. But as the story progressed, I started having this feeling about having read this story. Especially the caves part of the story looked familiar. I am still not sure if I have read this book earlier.
Anyway, it was a great read. One of the best books written by Enid Blyton. As awesome as her Famous Five books are. It was suspenseful and adventurous. Can't wait to read all the books in this series soon!
R.J. Rodda
A rollicking adventure. The Kiki bits have my children cackling but be warned this is darker than some of the other Enid Blyton books. The children are trapped in a valley with some nasty men who are after Nazi treasure. A prisoner (not the children) is hit by the gang and starved. Jack himself is in a physical fight with a man and also ties an unconscious man to a tree and abandons him. I did not like this as much as her others but Kiki is as always great.
Mary Taitt
Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book very much as a children;s book--it was exciting, adventurous and engaging, a page turner. Four children and a parrot are accidentally whisked away in the wrong plane to a deserted valley by bad guys who intend to steal treasure stolen from churches and villages by the Nazis and hidden away in caves.
Oh my god, IT WAS SO EXCITING! *flails madly* Why did I not read this series when I was younger? Why did I not even know about it until Alex gave me the books? Oh well, more excitement for now I guess. ;) I'm reading through the whole lot and I have five left now, and four of those are new to me. :D
Feb 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the best one in the series so far....the best adventure!
M.K. Aston
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very exciting children's story. Brings back lots of fond memories too.
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O meu livro favorito em criança.
Uma aventura espectacular, digna de um filme.
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book holds a special place in my heart because it was the very first book I had picked up in this series (my favourite too!) and because of a bittersweet childhood memory that's attached to it.

I still keep my original copy of The Valley of Adventure, now browned and aged but still in pristine condition.

When I was reading this as a child, I had not known that Enid Blyton was referring to the paintings, jewels, religious statues, books - treasure that people took from churches, libraries an
Another library bingo book. I know, starting on book 3 of the series. I figured it was a kid's book, so I could probably pick up all the character development. (Although starting here certainly makes their policeman friend seem *extremely creepy*.)

But he barely appears. A good adventure book, the sort I would've loved at that age and found pleasant enough now. Extremely resourceful kids of both genders. (Although at my age, I found myself wondering about how they solved potty problems.) I also c
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The third Adventure book puts the children in a particularly thrilling situation. About to go on a trip with Bill, they get by mistake into the plane a group of crooks are using, and are taken to an isolated and uninhabited valley in the Alps, with breathtaking scenery and ruins of burned old buildings. There's just no apparent way to leave the valley, and the bad guys are after some kind of treasure hidden during the war. The children have to hide from them, obtain food and shelter and try to e ...more
Katie Grainger
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a child I read this book and it always stayed with me as one of the best books I read. I could remember the cave where the children hide vividly and on second reading as an adult it didn’t disappoint!

The story is surprisingly believable and you can see where Enid Blyton got her inspiration from. I loved this story on second reading and I am looking forward to reading more of the adventure series. I am unable to remember whether I read the other books in the series as a child so I am looking
Sandy King
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such fun! Better than the Famous Five books because the Famous Five sometimes come across as obnoxious. Philip, Jack, Lucy-Ann and Dinah are resourceful, level-headed and kind. And Kiki the parrot is hilarious. All the excitement of a thriller but without any scary bits. Great fun.
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seikkailu-sarja on mielestäni parasta Blytonia ja tämä muistaakseni sarjan paras osa.
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can say what you like about Enid Blyton. You can say that she is horrifically sexist. You can say that all her villains are fundamentally the same: 'tough men', foreign, with 'thick necks' and 'piggy eyes' and with 'a brooding look'. You can say that all her characters are stereotypical and similar: the kind mother figure, the 'cross old uncle', the brave boy (or two) who always has a rope round his waist and his 'field glasses' round his neck, the timid little girl who gets frightened when ...more
A.R. Collins
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I did think that if I gave five stars to an Enid Blyton book these days, it would be this one. I loved reading it as a child, before I turned all snooty and started caring about things like plot contrivances and plot and character inconsistencies. Actually, this one doesn't have too many of those, but it does have its share. The situation is probably a little more contrived than that in The Castle of Adventure (Adventure Series, #2), where it went on my list of imperfections, but this time the s ...more
Jack, Lucy-Ann, Philip, Dinah and Kiki are off on another adventure this time they begin with a trip in an aeroplane with their friend Bill but soon matters take a dramatic turn when they become trapped in a remote valley. They find they must fend for themselves until they await rescue. But they aren't ones to sit around before long they are in the midst more intrigue which involves perilous risks, but that doesn't stop Jack, Lucy-Ann, Philip, Dinah and Kiki.

Another fun adventure and Enid Blyton
Jake Collins
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This adventure story is extremely exciting and perilous. The setting is superb, with plenty of hidden places and secret passages, all vividly and wonderfully realised.

There is even historical context to get into, as the story is set firmly in the aftermath of the Second World War (thus rendering any misguided attempts to modernise the text or illustrations utterly pointless) and the children find themselves searching for a cache of Nazi treasure.

All four children get their moments in the spotlig
I've first read this as a child and don't know how often I actually re-read this. Often. Very often, I guess. It is my favourite book of Enid Blyton's, including some of the most appealing settings I've ever read about. Seriously, reading the summary, this book sounds weird. But reading the book, suddenly the summary sounds weird, not truly captivating the book's essence, the magnificience of how Enid Blyton managed to paint those characters and create a plot around them.

It has been a while sinc
Leore Joanne Green
Oh how I've missed this series. I think this was my favourite series by Enid Blyton, and it is much more successful than the 'famous five'.

Nice and safe adventures with stupid, witless crooks, lots of food (there is always lots of food in Enid Blyton books!) and sleeping on "soft and springy moss".

Of course there is the somewhat annoying issue of the sexism in the books, which comes to light in the boys doing all the dangerous thingswhile the girls stay to "keep watch" on the cave, but it is sim
Simon Norin
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Barnen som boken handlar om är fångna i en dal med höga berg omkring och kan inte ta sig ur. Samtidigt upptäcker de ett par män i dalen och tvingas gömma sig för dem i en grotta med all sin packning som de har med sig och sin lite småjobbiga peppegoja.
Jag tycker att denna boken är bra eftersom jag tycker att den är spännande nästan hela boken igenom samtidigt som det är roligt att det är barn som är fångna och man får följa eftersom vuxna oftast inte har lika roliga och spännande idéer som barn
Tom Seward
Mar 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Enid Blyton is an amazing childrens author, bestselling in the world. Although almost undiscovered by Americans.

This series (The Adventure Series is 8 books long) Features 4 friends who fall into adventures with counterfeiters, gunrunners, treasure hunters and the like. Jack, Philip, Diana, and Lucy-Anne and their crazy talking parrot, KIKI, are a lot of fun to follow through their adventures... This series is top notch reading... introduce your children to Enid Blyton today!
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Enid Mary Blyton (1897 - 1968) was an English author of children's books.

Born in South London, 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 192

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