A Lazy Afternoon (Famous Five Colour Reads #4)

Author(s): Enid Blyton

Junior Fiction (Reading Age 7-9 years)

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. It's so terribly hot, the Famous Five are having a lazy afternoon...but the gang don't get the peace and quiet they imagined! What are the men on the motorbikes up to? Can they be stopped? In addition to the Famous Five novels, Enid Blyton wrote a clutch of short stories based on the characters. These were published in magazines and collected in the Famous Five Short Story Collection (Hodder). For the first time, the complete and original text of A Lazy Afternoon (1956) appears in an individual volume, illustrated with brand new colour art by Jamie Littler.


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Original Blyton stories are paired with brand new colour illustrations by Jamie Littler in a new and exciting format.

Fresh new illustrations in a full-colour format create a tempting first chapter book that brings Blyton to a younger audience, whilst maintaining her original text. Katie Clapham (Storytellers, Inc. - Lytham St Annes) The classic tales have been brought bang up to date with colour illustrations by Jamie Littler... the Famous Five haven't lost any of their charm. Emma Lee-Potter These individual stories have been given a very modern production with creative use of font and layout and zany modern full colour illustrations. The School Librarian

Enid Blyton, 1897-1968, wrote over 600 books for children, and is still regarded as one of the most popular of all children's writers. In the 2008 Costa Book Awards, Enid Blyton was voted the best-loved author, ahead of Roald Dahl, JK Rowling and Shakespeare. Her books are translated into more than 90 languages, and have been adapted for film and TV. In 2012, Hodder Children's Books celebrated the 70th anniversary of the first publication of the Famous Five by reissuing the first five titles, in aid of the charity House of Illustration, with new covers by Quentin Blake, Chris Riddell, Emma Chichester Clark, Oliver Jeffers and Helen Oxenbury.Enid Blyton, 1897-1968, wrote over 600 books for children, and is still regarded as one of the most popular of all children's writers. In the 2008 Costa Book Awards, Enid Blyton was voted the best-loved author, ahead of Roald Dahl, JK Rowling and Shakespeare. Her books are translated into more than 90 languages, and have been adapted for film and TV. In 2012, Hodder Children's Books celebrated the 70th anniversary of the first publication of the Famous Five by reissuing the first five titles, in aid of the charity House of Illustration, with new covers by Quentin Blake, Chris Riddell, Emma Chichester Clark, Oliver Jeffers and Helen Oxenbury.

General Fields

  • : 9781444916294
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : January 2014
  • : 6mm X 132mm X 197mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 80
  • : Illustrationsstrations (colour)
  • : Enid Blyton
  • : Paperback
  • : 914
  • : Jamie Littler
  • : en
  • : 823.912