The Famous Five

The Famous Five is a series of children's adventure novels and short stories by Enid Blyton. The first book, Five on a Treasure Island, was published in 1942. The novels feature the adventures of a group of young children – Julian, Dick, Anne and Georgina (George) – and George's dog Timmy.

There is a series of parody books written by Bruno Vincent known as the Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups series, featuring the characters imagined as adults.

Enid Blyton wrote 21 Famous Five novels:

Five on a Treasure Island (1942)
Five Go Adventuring Again (1943)
Five Run Away Together (1944)
Five Go to Smuggler's Top (1945)
Five Go Off in a Caravan (1946)
Five on Kirrin Island Again (1947)
Five Go Off to Camp (1948)
Five Get into Trouble (1949)
Five Fall into Adventure (1950)
Five on a Hike Together (1951)
Five Have a Wonderful Time (1952)
Five Go Down to the Sea (1953)
Five Go to Mystery Moor (1954)
Five Have Plenty of Fun (1955)
Five on a Secret Trail (1956)
Five Go to Billycock Hill (1957)
Five Get into a Fix (1958)
Five on Finniston Farm (1960)
Five Go to Demon's Rocks (1961)
Five Have a Mystery to Solve (1962)
Five Are Together Again (1963)

Short stories:
• "A Lazy Afternoon" - first published in Enid Blyton's Magazine Annual No.1, 1954
• "George's Hair Is Too Long!" - first published in Enid Blyton's Magazine Annual No.2, 1955
Well Done, Famous Five! - first published as a strip book of the same name, 1956
Five And A Half-Term Adventure - first published in Enid Blyton's Magazine Annual No.3, 1956
When Timmy Chased the Cat! - first published in Enid Blyton's Magazine Annual No.4, 1957
• "Five Have a Puzzling Time" - first serialized in four parts in Princess Comic, 20 August - 10 September 1960
• "Good Old Timmy!" - first published in Princess Gift Book for Girls, 1961
Happy Christmas, Five! - first published in Princess Gift Book for Girls, 1962

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