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Can anyone help - similar to a Famous Five type story

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MyNameIsKenAdams Mon 24-Mar-14 22:35:21

I remember reading a story about some kids that have an adventure somewhere and part of it involved riding in a canoe (or similar), inside a mountain, on a river that flowed through it in a sort of cave. Sometimes they would stop and hideout in the passage way, but it led to a secret place (I want to say jungle).

Oh god, its so vague.

I think there was a couple of books, not necessarily the same chatacters or places but similar style all same author.

Very similar to Endi Blyton type books.

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 24-Mar-14 22:40:22

Enid Blyton also wrote The Adventure Series - it's not from that, is it?

thereinmadnesslies Mon 24-Mar-14 22:41:11

Adventure Island www.adventureislandbooks.com/books.aspx

MyNameIsKenAdams Mon 24-Mar-14 22:46:10

No.....none of them

SoMuchToBits Mon 24-Mar-14 22:49:06

How long ago did you read these?

TalkToFrank Mon 24-Mar-14 22:49:46

The Secret Mountain?

MyNameIsKenAdams Mon 24-Mar-14 22:50:41

About 15 years ago.

MikeWazowski Mon 24-Mar-14 22:52:07

The Secret Seven?

TalkToFrank Mon 24-Mar-14 22:52:10

In fact probably the one after the secret mountain - the secret of killimooin.

Jack, Peggy, Nora and mike.

MyNameIsKenAdams Mon 24-Mar-14 22:56:03

Hmmm...ive read the Secret Mountain plot online and whilst certain things ring a bell (Ranni and Pilascu), other things are alien to me - prince paul, the throne room and lift.....the book im thinking of must be similar but that just isnt quite it.

TalkToFrank Mon 24-Mar-14 22:58:23

The next one, Secret of Killimooin - that has a river leading to a secret jungle.

Enid Blyton anorak

MyNameIsKenAdams Mon 24-Mar-14 22:58:47

www.enidblyton.net/secret-series/the-secret-of-killimooin.html

ok I think ive found it! The Secret of Killimooin

MyNameIsKenAdams Mon 24-Mar-14 22:59:16

Xpost Frank.

thanks everyone grin

MyNameIsKenAdams Mon 24-Mar-14 23:00:04

As soon as I saw the cover on Google I recognised it.

Littleturkish Mon 24-Mar-14 23:02:34

I want to read this now!

MyNameIsKenAdams Mon 24-Mar-14 23:10:28

Im going to raid my parents loft and see if its up there. If not, ill be ebay purchasing! Might ecen get the set.

krisskross Mon 24-Mar-14 23:10:48

Isn't it the secret forest? Or am I being pedAntic as killimooin is in this story. Am reading it to ds he loves it.

krisskross Mon 24-Mar-14 23:12:01

Isn't it the secret forest? Or am I being pedAntic as killimooin is in this story. Am reading it to ds he loves it.

MyNameIsKenAdams Mon 24-Mar-14 23:15:19

Hmmm.....

MyNameIsKenAdams Mon 24-Mar-14 23:16:39

Ahh ok it was renamed

Hiphopopotamus Mon 24-Mar-14 23:18:55

I think the original plan was for it to be called The Secret Forest. But there were then worries that the second book of the series would stand out (The secret of Spiggy Holes) as the others would all be too similar (secret island, secret mountain, secret forest) so they called it The Secret of Killimooin.

Yep - Enid blyton geek blush

MyNameIsKenAdams Mon 24-Mar-14 23:23:23

Well thanks for you all.

I am.also looking for an old.book from when I was much younger but posted that on Facebook and one of my friends thinks she has a copy in her loft! Productive evening all round book-wise.

krisskross Tue 25-Mar-14 11:36:45

Oh god, we have recently bought a box set of 'the secret of....' series, new, and its the secret forest in our version - not killimooin. But I really am being pedantic now! i think i should go and do something more productive!

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