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A lazy afternoon

A lazy afternoon

Blyton, Enid, author; Littler, Jamie, illustrator

The Famous Five - Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy - have been delighting readers for over 70 years. It's so terribly hot, the 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?

Book. English. Adventure stories. Adventure. Classics. Fiction 7+. Children's stories.
New] edition
Published London: Hodder Children's Books, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Enid Blyton
Edition statement: illustrated by Jamie Littler.
ISBN: 1444916297, 9781444916294
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 78 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 20 cm.
Series: Famous Five colour reads; The Famous Five short stories
Subject: Famous Five (Fictitious characters) Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: Famous Five short stories.; Famous Five colour reads.

Author note

Enid Blyton (Author)

Enid Blyton was born in East Dulwich, South London, in 1897. She wrote over six hundred books in her lifetime, including many of the 20th century's most popular children's series. Some of her best-known works include the Famous Five, the Secret Seven, Malory Towers, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Wishing Chair and Noddy. Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children's favourite in reader polls.

Jamie Littler (Author)

Jamie is a St. Albans-based illustrator who graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2008, and won a High Commendation in the Macmillan Children's Book Award in the same year.

Since then Jamie has worked with many varied clients, and his debut children's book, 'MUM'S THE WORD', written by Timothy Knapman, is to be published by Hodder Children's Books in 2013.

He is the creator, writer and illustrator of the on-going comic series 'COGG & SPROKIT' which is serialised in the Phoenix Comic, and his debut fiction series 'ATOMIC!', published by Scholastic Children's Books, written and created by Guy Bass, was released in 2012.

When not trying to tame his un-naturally fast growing hair, he likes drawing, colouring in, cutting things out and sticking things in. Whatever medium he uses, Jamie tries to create a 'hand-made', organic and energetic feeling in his work. His interests are pretty wide and varied; although he does have a soft spot for wild animals and things that go bump in the night.

Jamie is represented by Jodie Marsh at United Agents.

Reviews

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.
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