The Famous Five: Good Old Timmy and Other Stories

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By: Enid Blyton

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton’s most popular series.

This special illustrated World Book Day book contains three of Enid Blyton’s page-turning short stories about the Famous Five, with fantastic new cover illustrations from Laura Ellen Anderson. In Good Old Timmy, the five see a boy being kidnapped at the beach and set out to rescue him. But where have the kidnappers hidden the boy? Could Timmy lead them to the answer?

Join the adventure and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Famous Five in 2017.

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Reviews from Toppsta:

the7baylisses read it to CaityBelle aged 6 
I loved it because there were a lot of dogs and people. And ice cream. And I loved all of the characters as well. I loved the story because it is amazing. I loved the story so much that I want to do it all over again. I loved it.Phoebe08 aged 9
This book is great. It has three short stories. I really enjoyed them all. It is a great taster into the Famous Five series. The stories are exciting and gripping. I won’t spoil the plots but all three are different with mystery and all have a good ending. I love all the characters especially George and Timmy the dog. Would recommend this book if you have or haven’t read the Famous Five series.


Gigiuk read it to Readingchamp aged 8 & RosiePosey aged 4 

This is a collection of three very sweet short stories starring the Famous Five crew. You don’t need to be familiar with the original Enid Blyton series to enjoy them and Timmy the dog is really the star, so it’s perfect for animal lovers who enjoy solving a good old fashioned mystery. My two enjoyed the suspense and the illustrations too.Tattyhead read it to Georgey Mud aged 10 
I read this book with my friend’s 10 year old son…
A good read with lots of interesting characters along the way. Full of laughter and suspense and good old fashioned children’s adventure. Lots to learn about friendships and having fun and of course there’s ice cream.
Great to read to or with your children, we both really enjoyed it.


Elisaboo Aged 7

It was Exciting, Mysterious  and Fantastic.
I loved how they worked together to do everything together!!!  You never know what’s coming next.
I loved Timmy best because he was the one who always wanted to have an adventure.  It felt like that because he was the one who directed the start of the adventure but he didn’t decide it. I’m amazed. My second favourite was George.
I recommend the book because it is one of the best authors and it encouraged me to read quickly.

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    About the Author

    Enid Blyton

    Enid Blyton was born in East Dulwich, South London, in 1897. She wrote over six hundred books in her lifetime, including many of the 20th century’s most popular children’s series. Some of her best-known works include the Famous Five, the Secret Seven, Malory Towers, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Wishing Chair and Noddy. Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the world’s best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children’s favourite in reader polls.