THE SHIP OF ADVENTURE by Knid Blyton

THE SHIP OF ADVENTURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

That hardy foursome -- the Mannerings and the Trents all ready for adventures to ""crop up"" on summer hols but Mrs. Mannering's refusal to let them get into any more dangerous situations lands them on the Viking Star's cruise for a ""peaceful"" vacation. When Philip acquires a new pet monkey and a present of a ship in a bottle for his birthday, and when Mother is forced to return to an ailing relative, their adventures really begin -- for the ship contains a map of buried treasure which a passenger shows too much interest in. With the arrival of their regular companion, Bill, and the lay-over of the Viking Star, Bill and the children are off to track down the old Greek treasure and their success hangs in doubt as they are caught by the grabby Mr. Eppy...Between the ever present parrot, Kiki, and the monkey, and their own courage they reach safety....Established authorship for an audience ready-made, this has more possible invention than some of the previous books.

Pub Date: Sept. 26th, 1950
Publisher: Macmillan