The Island of Adventure

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The Island of Adventure
First edition
Author Enid Blyton
Illustrator Stuart Tresilian
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series The Adventure Series
Genre Adventure novel
Publisher Macmillan
Publication date
September, 1944
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Followed by The Castle of Adventure (1946)

The Island of Adventure (published in 1944) is a popular children's book by Enid Blyton. It is the first book in the Adventure Series. The first edition was illustrated by Stuart Tresilian.

Plot summary[edit]

When a boy called Jack and his sister Lucy-Ann Trent go to their new friends, Philip's and Dinah's home Craggy-Tops during the hols, they find that something very sinister is happening on the mysterious Isle of Gloom, and Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack are determined to uncover the truth. But they are unprepared for the dangerous adventure waiting for them in the abandoned copper mine and tunnels under the sea.

Changes in new editions[edit]

Changes have been made to The Island of Adventure in newer editions of the book. These include:

  • The title of the US edition of the book was changed to Mystery Island.
  • The once handyman turned villain, Joe, was a black man named Jo-Jo in the original novel. References to his ethnicity have been removed.[citation needed]

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