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Five Get Into a Fix (Famous Five #17)

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Title:Five Get Into a Fix (Famous Five #17)
Blyton, Enid   
(38 of 166 for author by title)
Five Get Into Trouble (Famous Five #8)
Five Fall into Adventure (Famous Five #9)
Published:   1958
Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
Tags:adventure, fiction, juvenile

Brief Summary by Poppy Hutchinson: Recovering from coughs and colds, the children are prescribed a holiday in the Welsh mountains. Days of tobogganing, skating and snowmen lie ahead, but the children soon become distracted by a mysterious local building called Old Towers. Having seen 'shimmerings', and vans visiting the place in the dead of the night: surely there is something strange going on? When the Five go to stay in a Chalet near Old Towers they discover some breath-taking secrets involving the atmospheric building. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Blyton, Enid

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Enid Blyton (1897-1968) 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 1922. Her first series of books, "Old Thatch", began in 1934 and eventually encompassed 28 books. In the 1940's she began to churn out books sometimes three or four per year. By the 1950's she was publishing upwards of 50 books per year. In all, she wrote over 750 books which sold over 600 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)

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