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Sand between your toes

Are you all set for your adventure by the sea? Get into the mood with these classics.

It’s time to go on some thrilling adventures from the comfort of your home. Delve into these timeless adventures set on sandy beaches, churning seas and fascinating coastlines. ‘

Sand between your toes
Five on a Treasure Island (#1 in The Famous Five Series)

Author: Enid Blyton

Published in: 1942

“It wasn’t a bit of good fighting grown-ups. They could do exactly as they liked.”

The very first Famous Five adventure is also a classic summer story. When Julian, Dick and Anne visit their cousin George to spend the holidays with her family, they do not know that a scintillating time is in store. The story is set in Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and an old ruined castle. To make things more exciting, a shipwreck and a treasure map get thrown into the mix. Join the group as they make one thrilling discovery after another and experience their breathtaking adventure.

Sand between your toes
Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Published in: 1882

“Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest –

Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

Abounding in pirates and treasure, and unravelling in the high seas, this quest for buried riches is timeless. When young Jim Hawkins discovers a map showing the location of sunken treasure, he sets off to seek it. A rival team, led by Long John Silver, wants the treasure too, and will go to any length to get their hands on it. The book has all the ingredients for a perfect holiday read – a spellbinding storyline, interesting characters, and a wonderful writing style.

Sand between your toes
Surprise Island (#2 in The Boxcar Children series)

Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner

Published in: 1949

“This is what I like,” said Jesse. “Everything seems better when we have to work to get it.”

Imagine having a whole island to yourself all summer. That defines the Alden children’s holidays, in this book. With no TV, telephones, and video games, and only two other people on the island, these children have to fend for themselves with only their inventiveness and each other for support. They harvest their own food and take care of themselves all summer. The hint of suspense, woven through the story, is sure to capture your imagination.

Sand between your toes
Gone-Away Lake

Author: Elizabeth Enright

Publishedin: 1957

“If cousins are the right kind, they’re best of all: kinder than sisters and brothers, and closer than friends.”

When 11-year-old Portia visits her cousin Julian, she expects a long, lazy summer, playing games and collecting stones. This summer, however, proves to be different. The duo stumbles upon a swamp that was once a splendid lake. Though the lakeside resort is long gone, there are two people who still live there. What secrets do they hold? An intriguing summer unfolds.

Sand between your toes
Red Rackham’s Treasure (#12 in The Adventures of Tintin series)

Author: Hergé

Publishedin: 1943

“Blistering treasure! It’s Red Rackham’s barnacles!”

You just can’t go wrong with a Tintin story. This graphic novel features a classic Tintin treasure hunt. In this chapter, reporter and adventurer Tintin is accompanied by Captain Haddock, as he sets sail aboard the Sirius to find the sunken remains of a ship, and pirate Red Rackham’s treasure. As the adventure unfolds, Tintin wonders if they have missed an important clue. The story also features the first appearance of the endearing and brilliant Professor Calculus.

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