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 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.