Five on a Treasure Island is the first book of Famous Five Series written by by Enid Blyton who is one of the best-known and best-loved writers of children’s stories. The very first Famous Five adventure, featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, not forgetting tomboy George and her beloved dog, Timmy about a shipwreck off Kirrin Island.
Julian, Dick and Anne arrive at their uncle’s for the summer where they are introduced to their cousin – the tomboyish Georgina who prefer to be called as George. Together they set out to investigate the nearby island that belongs to George’s mother and run straight into danger and adventure. There is a wreck submerged on the island that suppossibly has a fortune in gold inside, but several dives to the ship have yielded nothing. Then one night a fierce storm whips up and the wreck is brought to the surface.
Since the Five on a Treasure Island, was published in 1942, this book has been read by millions of children for decades loved by all of them. For some children this book is the begin of book reading hobby. This is one of my very first English children’s novels I have read and I was going to Library as soon as I read each of Famous Five series. This is a great book to be given as a gift to any child.