The Island of Adventure
|Series||The Adventure Series|
|Media type||Print (hardcover and paperback)|
|Followed by||The Castle of Adventure (1946)|
During school holidays, Jack, his sister Lucy-Ann, and their parrot Kiki go to stay with their new friends, Philip and Dinah, in their isolated old house, "Craggy-Tops", set on a steep cliff on the coast. The house is owned by Phillip and Dinah's uncle Jocelyn (a focused historian) and overworked aunt Polly, who are helped by a handyman named Joe.
Joe warns the boys that, from their tower room in Craggy-Tops, they can occasionally see the dangerous Isle of Gloom, though it is usually shrouded in fog and mist. Soon the children meet Bill Smugs who shares Jack's fascination with birds. The children sail out to the Isle of Gloom and eventually learn that Joe is working with men who are counterfeiting money in the old mines on the island.
Changes in new editionsEdit
Changes have been made to The Island of Adventure in newer editions of the book. These include:
A film based on the book was released in the United Kingdom in 1982. It was directed by Anthony Squire and stars Norman Bowler as Bill, Wilfrid Brambell as Uncle Jocelyn and Eleanor Summerfield as Aunt Polly.
- "Enid Blyton's the Island of Adventure (1982)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 22 February 2021.