FP now includes eBooks in its collection. Book Details. This is the first of Enid Blyton's thrilling 'Mystery' books. It is the story of five children and their dog Buster. They become detectives, trying to discover who set fire to a thatched cottage, and what an exciting adventure it became!

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FP now includes eBooks in its collection. Book Details. This is the first of Enid Blyton's thrilling 'Mystery' books. It is the story of five children and their dog Buster. They become detectives, trying to discover who set fire to a thatched cottage, and what an exciting adventure it became!

Brief Summary by Julie Heginbotham: One April night, the sky of Peterswood is lit up by the brightness of a cottage on fire. Fatty, Larry, Daisy, Bets, Pip, and Buster the dog, set about trying to solve this exciting mystery of who burnt down Mr Hicks' cottage workshop in his garden. They make lists of suspects they want to interview and try and find as many clues as they can, whilst trying to avoid the wrath of the village policeman, Mr Goon, who the children nickname 'old Clear Orf.

Limit the size to characters. However, note that many search engines truncate at a much shorter size, about characters. Your suggestion will be processed as soon as possible. Enid Blyton was a prolific English author of children's books. Born in London, she began writing while still in school. Her first attempts at writing were rejected by publishers which just made her more determined to succeed.

She trained as a teacher and in her spare time continued to write. Her first book, a collection of poems, was published in Her first series of books, "Old Thatch", began in and eventually encompassed 28 books. In the 's she began to churn out books sometimes three or four per year. By the 's she was publishing upwards of 50 books per year. In all, she wrote over books which sold over million copies. While critics called her writing unimaginative and lacking literary merit, this did not stop her adoring fans from scooping her books off the shelf.

Even after her death, her endearing stories continue to draw the rapt attention of children everywhere. Enid Blyton Society Most of Blyton's books were illustrated. Unfortunately, many of the illustrators are not yet in the public domain here in Canada. Each edition of her books frequently brought a different set of illustrations by a different illustrator. When possible, we include the illustrations from any edition where the artist is in the public domain.

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The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage (Five Find-Outers #1)

Enid Blyton's creation Frederick Algernon Trotteville, the plump little boy responsible for solving a score of mysteries thanks to his cunning disguises and penchant for ventriloquism, has been given a twenty first century makeover that sees him considerably slimmer and sporting a pair of jeans. Together with his fellow detectives Larry, Daisy, Pip, Bets and Buster the Scottie dog, Fatty "with his wide grin, his twinkling eyes, his mad jokes — and his extraordinary habit of suddenly finding himself in the middle of peculiar mysteries" has been updated for a new generation of readers by publisher Egmont Press, following a survey of parents and children aged between six and 11 years old commissioned by Chorion, owner of Blyton's literary estate. Shown a series of potential covers for the Mystery series, Egmont said that readers surveyed plumped overwhelmingly for a contemporary photographic look. Thaxton said the children hadn't been allocated set parts; "We didn't want to get into that," she said.


The Five Find-Outers Series

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The Five Find-Outers

The Mystery Series is all about the Five Find-Outers and Dog, a group of children who solve mysteries in the fictitious village of Peterswood. When they set about finding out who lit the fire, Bets decides to call them the Five Find-Outers. And dog. Fatty has a dog named Buster, a small black Scottish Terrier. Together the gang solve the mystery, much to the annoyance of Mr Goon, the village policeman, who can't stand the kids and particularly hates that "nasty yappy little dog.


The Five Find-Outers Mystery Series

The first was published in and the last in Bets goes to day school , whereas all the others go to boarding school , which Bets really does not like because the others are friends at school and she only sees them at the holidays. The series takes place in successive school holidays, beginning with the Easter holidays and cycling through the summer and Christmas holidays. During each holiday the children solve a mystery — until The Mystery of the Invisible Thief summer holidays , after which there is a break until the next summer holidays in which they solve "The Mystery of the Vanished Prince". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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