5 edition of Five have plenty of fun found in the catalog.
First published, London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1955.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 103 p. :|
|Number of Pages||59|
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Uncle Quentin is jolly funny and Aunt Fanny a maverick with angelic hands for bountiful lunch. The boys eventually find George, but the three are then caught and locked in a room. I read all of these books as a child 45 plus years ago, and then read them again to my children almost twenty years ago as bedtime reading.
Jim at the garage telephones some friends at other garages and hotels in the vicinity and a hotel porter has not only seen the car that afternoon but heard where it was going, with nice clear directions. I adored them back then, but I find that now I'm picking up soooo many flaws: sexism, elitism, prejudice to name but a few. Berta is a vulnerable, young American girl, daughter of a rich man who is fleeing kidnappers and the Kirrin Household have Five have plenty of fun personally asked to protect and disguise her.
Most of the book was about them spending the hols on the beach and as usual, what they ate and where.
There is one nice moment with Quentin, when Aunt Fanny insists on going with him to see Elbur. Both times she leaves a note with distinct handwriting the R in Red Tower in Fall Into Adventure and the G in Gringo in Plenty of Fun.
A girl who does not have curly hair and is therefore more boyish than George. However, if the girl can be kept safe for 3 weeks then the scientific project will be "launched" and then everything will be fine. She loves the rabbits infested Kirrin Island though. Gosh, I had to read this book three times because in the first two times when I read it, I ABSOLUTELY COULDN'T, understand the radius of miles as I am 7 years old and that was until in the third my aunt explained some parts of the book which I didn't understand so I had to give this book only four stars.
The remaining four and a girl called "Jo" a recurrent character and ex-circus girl to solve the mystery of George's kidnapping. So it is that Berta turns up in the middle of the night, sea sick from the boat rid, with her Five have plenty of fun poodle Sally. Enid Blyton is up to her old tricks - not quite telling the whole story, leaving massive plot holes everywhere and yet still managing to produce an entertaining story with a satisfactory conclusion.
George is mistakenly kidnapped, and Julian, Anne, Dick and Jo, set out to rescue her.
Julian and Dick with the help of Jo help rescue George who was kidnapped and held hostage at a house, by a circus company head Gringo who worked with an American.
They don't have much of an adventure in this book and most of the time they are fighting with this new American girl called Berta.
Her first book, a collection of poems, was published in 1922.