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The River of Adventure (Adventure series #8)

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Title:The River of Adventure (Adventure series #8)
Blyton, Enid   
(116 of 166 for author by title)
The Rockingdown Mystery (Barney Mysteries #1)
Ring O' Bells Mystery (Barney Mysteries #3)
Published:   1955
Publisher:Macmillan Children’s Books
Tags:adventure, fiction, juvenile

When their friend and step-father Bill needs to go undercover in the Middle East for his police work, it's the beginning of another adventure for Philip, Dinah, Jack and Lucy-Ann. A boat-trip along the River of Abencha — soon to be renamed the River of Adventure! — leaves the four children unexpectedly on their own with Tala the boatman and the loyal young servant-boy, Oola, as the river takes them in pursuit of a dangerous criminal. What are the villain and his gang seeking in the remote reaches of the river, and can the children bring him to

justice at last?

... Courtenay Rule Enid Blyton Society .co .uk [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:153 Info

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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