View all 4 comments. Aug 18, katie rated it liked it Shelves: done-reading This was one of my favourites. But I still felt some of the old thrills over gold coins and one-eared wreckers, and a lighthouse battered by the winds. I think my favourite thing about the Famous Five stories is that sense of cosiness amidst danger; wherever they go, whatever the adventures, there's always a little spot of golden torchlight, and plenty of hard- This was one of my favourites. I think my favourite thing about the Famous Five stories is that sense of cosiness amidst danger; wherever they go, whatever the adventures, there's always a little spot of golden torchlight, and plenty of hard-boiled eggs.
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Five Go To Demon's Rocks: The Famous Five Series (Book 19)(Illustrated)
Of all the books from this series, this one was the most boring. Not bad, we still liked it, but we could use some action. Nov 18, Kirsti rated it it was amazing. Five Go to Demon's rocks, one of the later in the five series. By now, we know the formula well. Something happens that ensures the kids are out of the way and out of parental control, adventure ensues.
This time, it's because of Uncle Quentin again. He arranges for a learned friend of his to stay with his son, but the five are also home for the holidays, and there isn't room for them all in Kirrin cottage. So they're packed off to a lighthouse owned by Tinker, and hear of a lost treasure. Now, o Five Go to Demon's rocks, one of the later in the five series. Now, one thing I thought was weird, was Tinker was car obsessed half the book, and then seemed to forget it all in the face of adventure. It kind of read very weird for his character, I kept expecting him to burst out in car noises, but he didn't.
The food was as mouth watering as always, prepared by Anne of course. I liked that it was set outside of Kirrin for most of the book, those are my preferred kind in this series. I've only got three left to go in the series now, and then on to something else, but I have enjoyed my time with the five again. I find it hard to think that Enid Blyton keeps coming with new adventures for the famous five to go on. Shelves: adventure. Monkey's, Lighthouses, and hidden treasure — what more can you want 30 November Well, I have just finished book 19 which means that there are only two more Famous Five books to go before I have completed my re-read of the series though there are still six Secret Seven books which I will be reading in between those two, even though the Secret Seven is not actually a reread.
This time the Famous Five are joined by a young boy, who occasionally thinks that he is a car, and his monkey. Mind yo Monkey's, Lighthouses, and hidden treasure — what more can you want 30 November Well, I have just finished book 19 which means that there are only two more Famous Five books to go before I have completed my re-read of the series though there are still six Secret Seven books which I will be reading in between those two, even though the Secret Seven is not actually a reread.
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Mind you, I'm not really sure about this monkey because Blyton suggest that it is quite small, meaning that it can sit on the boy's shoulder the boy goes by the name Tinker and the monkey is known as Mischief and ride on Timothy's back. Maybe the monkey is a Resus Monkey.
I'm still not convinced that they small enough to sit on the shoulder of a little boy: Though since Timmy is painted as being quite a large dog, I find the idea of the monkey riding on his back to be a little more believable. Anyway, enough of the monkey and more on the book though I am sure that there are people out there who are probably more interested in the monkey than they are with this book, but I'm not one of them.
So, once again the Famous Five are on holidays, however their parents have gone abroad so they are sent to Quentin and Fanny's house, except that Quentin has a scientist friend over making the house quite crowded. To solve the problem Tinker suggests that they go and spend the week over at his lighthouse. Yep, that's right, the little boy apparently owns a light house though in reality it is actually owned by his Dad who was using it for his experiments and when he had finished nobody wanted it so he let his son play in it.
As is typical with many of the Famous Five books, this one also takes a while for the actual adventure to begin, mainly because the first quarter of the book has them running around Kirrin cottage making a lot of mischief, and then travelling to the lighthouse to get comfortable before the bad things begin to happen. Also, the story has caves, lost treasure, and a story of pirates, or more precisely wreckers, who would turn lighthouses off so as to force ships to crash against the rocks, allowing them to go out and steal all of the goodies. There are a couple of things that I noticed though.
The first was that when they found the treasure, it was said that it belonged to the crown and was taken away. However in the first book, where they also found some lost treasure, they got to keep it which is why George can now go to a private school. I guess it would have been a bit problematic to have the Kirrin's treasure confiscated by the government, meaning that they would not have got out of their financial difficulties.
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Another interesting thing, both here and in Blyton's other books, is that the adventures all take place out in the country. Not once do they travel to the city for an adventure or even overseas. Maybe it has something to do with that peaceful country lifestyle that people like to write about. Mind you, it is not as if Australian literature is also confined to the city despite a majority of the population living in the cities. Much Australian literature seems to like the concept of the wide open spaces and the sunburnt country.
The other idea is that when one is young, one's world tends to be really small, and to travel along way means getting on a bus, or going for a drive with one's parents. This is probably why many of the adventures occur in and around their home village and in Europe, a lot of the population still live in small towns and villages, unlike Australia. I have also wondered what the Famous Five would become once they have become adults, but I guess I will leave that speculation for now.
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 The stories are plausible, fun, adventurous and contain an excellent mix of young characters Dec 08, Neja rated it really liked it Shelves: my-childhood.
These books Famous five are hands down one of my favorite books from my childhood.
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All those adventures and mystery …and those sandwiches they always packed! I would love to read one of these again. To bring back those memories.. Mar 03, Srivardhan Ramesh rated it really liked it. These are so fun but I guess it's different when you're an adult :. View 1 comment. Nov 08, Rayan Abujazar rated it really liked it.
It was first published in and has been illustrated by Eileen A. It has all the ingredients of a classic Enid Blyton books with absent-minded professors, mischievous pets, long lost treasures, underground caves, some bad guys and of course the Famous Five. The guest brings along his son Tinker and his pet monkey Mischief. With the cousins also staying at the cottage, the house seems to be bursting at its seams until Tinker invites the children to stay at an old, disused lighthouse that he owns. Fun and excitement begins for the five children and their pets when they meet an old man named Jeremiah Boogle.
He tells them about the Demon's Rocks and how a trio of ship wreckers stole treasure from ships that they lured onto the rocks, causing them to smash and sink. The descendants of One-Ear Bill were still around and apparently took after their wicked ancestors in their mean and shifty ways. The Famous Five do some exploring of their own, find a lead to the treasure and get locked in the lighthouse by the bad guys. Mar 23, Sunshine rated it it was amazing Shelves: audiobooks. Anne seems to have toughened up and grown a pair at last when she's not clucking around preparing Famous Five feasts for everyone, why are they not all obese and puffing and panting all the time?
George is losing her feisty edge in my opinion. Timmy can still only say 'woof' but he's still the brightest button in the box.
Five Go to Demon's Rocks (Famous Five)
Dick still a bit of a background character to me, bit of a weak lemon Julian Julian ever the leader makes everything 'alright alright alright' Tinker - deed poll Anne seems to have toughened up and grown a pair at last when she's not clucking around preparing Famous Five feasts for everyone, why are they not all obese and puffing and panting all the time?
Dick still a bit of a background character to me, bit of a weak lemon Julian Julian ever the leader makes everything 'alright alright alright' Tinker - deed poll??? Lawks a Lordy my bottom's on fire Whatever next. Jan is the voice of The Famous Five. Dec 22, Robin Rowles rated it it was amazing Shelves: influence. The Famous Five meet up with Tinker and his pet monkey, Mischief. Tinker owns an old lighthouse at Demon's Rocks - so they all go there to spend an exciting holiday.
They soon meet a great character called Jeremiah Boogle an old sailor - and he tells them a fascinating tale about The Three Wreckers. The children are excited when Jeremiah talks about some undiscovered treasure!
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It's not long before The Famous Five sense another mystery! This is another fabulous and entertaining story, in this wo The Famous Five meet up with Tinker and his pet monkey, Mischief. This is another fabulous and entertaining story, in this wonderful series. In book nineteen, the Famous Five travel to Demon's Rocks and discover a very old and valuable gold coin. Demon's Rocks is famous for its stories of bountiful treasure, but if the myth is reality, who does the treasure belong to?
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