In her stories of mystery, adventure and courage
(Suitable for readers of younger age),
Enid Blyton’s spells for ever remain,
As here in ‘Five on Kirrin Island again.’
The Famous Five, that doughty band,
Julian, Dick, Anne, and George and Timmy –
The latter being non-human (a hound),
Which I wasn’t immediately aware of. Forgive me –
Set off on a boat to Kirrin Island once more,
Up for adventure, just like before.
In sandy coves and on rocky shores,
Eager to wander, to search and explore.
Julian, the eldest, wise and calm as can be,
Dick, the joker, bringing laughter and glee,
Anne, the caring, who couldn’t be kinder,
George, the tom-boy (whose real name was Georgina,
Which I hadn’t known either), they followed a trail,
Leading to a shipwreck and stolen treasure.
Onwards they went, resolved not to fail,
No time for faint spirits, or taking one’s