FP now includes eBooks in its collection. Book Details. Roger, Diana and their orphaned cousin Snubby, along with his dog Loony, go on holiday to Rockingdown with their mother's old governess Miss Pepper, but with the prospect of lessons taken by a tutor while they are there they feel sure they will be in for rather a dull time. Then they meet Barney the circus boy, who is searching for his long-lost father, along with Miranda, his pet monkey, and suddenly Rockingdown isn't quite so dull after all.
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The holidays will be fun, think Roger and Diana, despite having to have extra lessons. After all, their cousin Snubby is staying with them, they make a new friend called Barney 'and' there's an abandoned big house to explore nearby. But when Barney disappears the Roger, Diana, Snubby and Barney just love solving mysteries — with Loony the dog and Miranda the monkey to help!
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More filters. Sort order. Jan 04, Kasturi rated it really liked it. What's not to love in an Enid Blyton. Complete reading satisfaction guaranteed :. Sep 19, Danny rated it it was amazing. My favourite book as a child. I lost count of the times I read this one.
A great mystery with some nice twists. Lovable characters. This series is new to me. My daughter and I have read this story together and we both loved it. May 30, Noor Hanis rated it really liked it Shelves: english-books , own-this-copy. Is people going to be mad of me if I said I never read this book as s child? I hope not! I love this book.
Every events have its values and I can see it. At first, I really hate Loony. In fact, if I ever encounter a kid like Loony, I'd dislike that kid as well. Up to all sorts of tricks almost all the time, I find that Loony is annoying. But as I keep reading it, he can be a nice kid. May 22, Kerry McCaffery rated it really liked it. A recent find in a box of childhood memorabilia A must reread!
My edition was Mar 09, Farseer rated it it was amazing. A new Blyton series I never read as a child! I liked the characters, although Roger and Diana were a bit generic. I loved the overeager Stubby and his dog Looney, though. Having one of the group Barney be from a very different social class was an interesting twist, and I look forward to seeing how Barney's story progresses. The book kind of reminded me of Five Go Adventuring Again, with the children spending the holidays at a house with adult supervision and a tutor so they can catch up with their school work.
A suspicious tutor, too, although I won't say any more about that. For a first book of a series, where we are still learning how the characters behave together, we spent a lot of time with the main characters separated, each following their own story line.
The adventure was fine. I wonder if that's going to be a regular feature of the series. Apr 30, Ruth rated it it was amazing. Re-read a childhood favourite. Very exciting and quite dangerous adventures for children. Barney is a mystery himself,he's been sleeping rough,the explanation is he is looking for his long lost father and has left the circus with his pet monkey,Miranda.
Roger,Diana and Snubby are on holiday with their governess however are still having lessons from a tutor. The tutor is acting very suspiciously and the children are very wary. Snubby has a spaniel called Loony who is a joy as he runs about mad and Re-read a childhood favourite.
Snubby has a spaniel called Loony who is a joy as he runs about mad and gets up to a lot of mischief to the joy of the children. The mystery involves an abandoned mansion with a sad story behind it. The children get into the mansion and Barney sleeps there at night,he starts to hear noises and eventually he goes missing.
Maybe a bit old fashioned but that does not detract from an exciting and quite scary adventure with adorable characters. Jan 15, Viva rated it it was amazing. This is one of my favorite Enid Blyton series. It's not very well known and not widely reprinted as far as I know. I only knew of it from very old books at our school library. I only completed the series as an adult by finding used books on ebay. The children in this series are 2 siblings, their cousin, his dog and a circus boy and his pet monkey.
This is one of my favorite series because I feel it's better writte This is one of my favorite Enid Blyton series. This is one of my favorite series because I feel it's better written, has more mystery and more depth than some other series. This is also called the "R" series because all the books start with R.
I don't remember much about the content anymore, but I know that books of Enid Blyton were on my bookshelf at my childhood.
It was mostly mystery that was captivating and round characters fully developed. I remember that the ending was always something that I didn't see coming and that is what I liked - this unexpected plot twist and how everything fits together.
I'm sure that this and other books from the collection would be interesting to re-read or read for a bit older people.
It doesn't hav I don't remember much about the content anymore, but I know that books of Enid Blyton were on my bookshelf at my childhood. It doesn't have to be only children's literature to enjoy a fine writing. Bought this book on eBay. I am 56 and read this as a10 or 11 year old. This edition is from with a few gorgeous illustrations in it. I never intended rereading it but this lockdown makes time For all kinds of things so I did and it was an innocent joy. Aug 04, Mary Crawford rated it it was amazing.
A thrilling story for young readers and the young at heart! Oct 05, Tommie Haag rated it it was ok.
The Rockingdown Mystery (Barney Mysteries #1)
She was educated in a private school and thought that she would become a musician until she realized that writing was her passion. She attended Ipswich High School where she trained to become a kindergarten teacher and eventually opened her own school for infants. Blyton's first poem was published in , entitled "Have You-" which appeared in Nash's Magazine. In , her first book of verses was published, entitled "Child Whispers. In she started her own children's magazine called "The Edith Blyton Magazine" which featured stories about her characters and news on the clubs formed around them. Her most famous stories were those of the "Famous Five" The Magazine closed in
The Rockingdown Mystery
She was educated in a private school and thought that she would become a musician until she realized that writing was her passion. She attended Ipswich High School where she trained to become a kindergarten teacher and eventually opened her own school for infants. Blyton's first poem was published in , entitled "Have You-" which appeared in Nash's Magazine. In , her first book of verses was published, entitled "Child Whispers.
Some considerable time ago — so long ago it was in — I started reading The Rockingdown Mystery for a read-a-thon on the Enid Blyton Society forums. I think I got about as far as page 29 before my interest trailed off and it got put to the side. I always find that reading for the purpose of dissecting, commenting or reviewing can spoil the enjoyment as you are forever looking for flaws or interesting details. I finished it off in bed that night and jotted down a few points I wanted to remember, just a few key words to remind me later.