THE CIRCUS OF ADVENTURE by Enid Blyton

THE CIRCUS OF ADVENTURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The sixth book in Enid Blyton's adventure series, The Ship of Adventure, was to have been the last, but now because the author got so much mail asking for another, here's the seventh. The familiar English family- Philip, Jack, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Mrs. Mannering, now Mrs. Cunningham because she married the children's friend Bill, rollick vigorously through another of their fantastic adventures. It starts with the arrival of an Easter holiday guest, an eleven year old foreign boy named Gussie. Gussie's irritability and conceit pose problems but his mysterious background also leads to excitement. He's the prince of Tauri-Hessie, a turbulent country whose wicked spies capture him and start a chain of events that involves Philip's joining a Europe bound circus, incarceration in a castle, the final recognition of Gussie as rightful heir to the Tauri-Hessian throne. There's an established market here but in previous reports we've called these books fantasy of the ready-made, comic book genre and still reserve the opinion.

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1953
Publisher: St. Martin's Press