A group of children spending the Summer Holidays with a busy, dotty relative- CHECK. An island with a castle- CHECK. A tomboy-ish girl, afraid of nothing- CHECK. A faithful dog- CHECK. One of the children forever thinking of food- CHECK. Rowing Boats, caves, robberies, treasure, mysteries- CHECK, CHECK, CHECK, CHECK.
Sound familiar? Of course it does. This book is the first in a series that unashamedly sets out to be like Enid Blyton's Famous Five. Just how "smashing" is that! This is a modern day version. The children use the internet, send text messages to help solve the mystery. All that is missing is Ginger Beer. But the ease of reading, simple, fast paced plots that I so loved as a child are all here. I can't wait to read other books in the Adventure Isle series. There are 10 books in the series in total. Happy reading!
"The Mystery of the Whistling Caves When Scott and Jack Carter have to stay with their great aunt for the summer they steel themselves for the most boring holiday ever. But then they meet Emily Wild and her loveable dog, Drift. Emily shows them the lighthouse, the castle - and the amazing whistling caves. Legend has it that when the caves stop whistling the castle will be attacked - and that's exactly what happens!"