Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton

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.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett spellbinding Children’s Classic novel which is about of two unhappy and withered children who become determined to make their lives and the lives of others around them more joyful. A tale capture the wonder of the secret garden springing to life under the tender care of Mary Lennox; her spoiled invalid cousin, Colin; and Dickon, a Yorkshire boy. Its Fascinating story which keep you reading till the end.

Bratty and spoiled Mary Lennox is orphaned when her parents fall victim to a cholera outbreak in India. As a result, Mary becomes the ward of an uncle in England she has never met. As she hesitantly tries to carve a new life for herself at imposing and secluded Misselthwaite Manor, Mary befriends a high-spirited boy named Dickon and investigates a secret garden on the Manor grounds. She also discovers a sickly young cousin, Colin, who has been shut away in a hidden Manor room. Together Mary and Dickon help Colin blossom, and in the process Mary finds her identity and melts the heart of her emotionally distant uncle.

The Secret Garden is nice children’s novel which start as a sad story but slowly becoming better and better till a happy ending. I thought this gonna be a boring story but more I read it more I started like it. Each chapter you read take you into the story and let you be there with characters. This is the only novel I have read which were written by Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden hardcover book but This book made me read more of her work. This book is a wonderful reading for children and adults and a perfect gift for any age. would be great for any book collection.

Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat

The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat is another great childrens classic novel ever written.  Children of the New Forest is a well written story which connected to the time of the Civil War when King Charles ruled England. The Children of the new forest is a brilliant insight into what England was like in the 15th century. Captain Frederick Marryat is an great writer who wrote great childrens classic like Masterman Ready. Children of the New Forest is one of his best books which has its own quality and style.

An engaging adventure story set in England during the time of the Civil War when King Charles was deposed and the Roundheads were vying with the Cavaliers. The central characters are the four children of staunch Royalist Colonel Beverley killed in battle while fighting for King Charles. Through the efforts of aged forester Jacob Armitage, the children escape the burning of their ancestral home and take up residence with him in his cottage in the New Forest. As his “grandchildren” they take eagerly to the peasant life and learn to provide for themselves by using their wits. The pitfall they build to trap cattle catches more than they bargain for, leading to one adventure after another. Against all odds they deftly maneuver through the treacherous landscape of the times, eventually recovering their family estate.

Captain Marryat‘s Children of the New Forest a wonderful tale in narrative, historically rich and quite fascinating. It has everything children would expect from a story. Adventure, love and everything.It is a classic worthy of shelving in libraries, in private or in public collections, recommended by many educators. Children and adults alike will love this captivating story.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is another great American classic children novel. originally published in 1884. It is the sequel to  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer . . Anyone who love Tom Sawyer would love this novel too. You will want to read none stop but will love every minute of it. One of the best-loved classics of children’s literature. Not just by children but also Adults.

Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunk father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. But when Huck’s dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escape down the Mississippi river with runaway slave, Jim. They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it all the friends stick together – but can Huck and Tom free Jim from slavery once and for all?

This book has been banned by some libraries. mainly because book liberally uses the “N” word and heaps other abuse on African Americans. But I don’t think it has any kind of racism in it. Manly the story just reveal how society worked in those old days. Its all about the friendship between black slave and white boy who has no better society states than the black guy. But I think this might be differ depending on your nationality and ethnics. I just enjoy the story which those 2 face various problems they encounter while they run away.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is filled with humor, adventure, and suspense. Even Ernest Hemingway called it the greatest American novel ever. You can say Mark Twain‘s writing is extremely entertaining. Hard cover books of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer would be great gift for any kid who love reading books.