Book Journey: The Mystery of the Vanished Prince

EtherealJinxed|Book Review | The Mystery of the Vanished Prince by Enid Blyton

Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Book Name: The Mystery of the Vanished Prince
(The Five Find-Outers #9)
Author: Enid Blyton
Pages: 250
Publication Year: 1951 (first published)
Publisher: Egmont Books

Having read books by Enid Blyton multiple times when my father introduced me to novels, the world of fantasy world and mystery unfolded maximally through this author. It was a sheer pleasure digging into the same once again when I got hold of this book now. A flashback to remember how innocent and at the same time naughty we were as in our early ages. Of course, my comments then and now for the same book would differ, but hey, this book is written for the kids and I should keep my critical remarks to a minimum.

The book as written for the young kids has plenty of excitement and fun factor and like the other Famous Five, if one has read it, then one knows what to expect. However, some remarks basis color and region can be considered offensive with the new trend-set of commenting on everything the kids read.

For an early starter to encourage reading habits in children, even before Harry Potter, I would personally recommend Enid Blyton books. They are easy to read without hundreds of characters to be remembered at one stretch.

Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
Has the prince been kidnapped? The Five Find-Outers are intrigued by a new visitor to Peterswood; Prince Bongawah of Tetarua is staying at a camp on the edge of the village! But the day after he arrives the prince vanishes into thin air. This time the children try to help Mr Goon solve the mystery. But will he listen to their clues?

About the author:
Enid Blyton was a prolific author of children’s books, who penned an estimated 800 books over about 40 years. Her stories were often either children’s adventure and mystery stories, or fantasies involving magic. Notable series include: The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, The Five Find-Outers, Noddy, The Wishing Chair, Mallory Towers, and St. Clare’s.

Rating: 8/10

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About Alka

Trying to just make some sense out of things and put some sense into me!! :) :) :)

Posted on May 3, 2015, in Book Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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