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What would the Seven do without Scamper the spaniel? First he discovers an unwanted visitor - then he protects the Seven as they spy on a thief late at night in Bramley Woods....

Title : Look Out, Secret Seven
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ISBN : 9780340917671
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 136 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Look Out, Secret Seven Reviews

  • David Sarkies
    2019-02-04 11:54

    A Hunt for Some Missing Medals3 December 2013 Well, here we have it, the final Secret Seven book that I needed to read to complete the entire Secret Seven series (and as I have said a number of times previously since I hadn't read the entire series when I was I kid I can't really put it down as a reread). That leaves only one more Enid Blyton book to read when I can say that I have finally completed all the books of hers that I have wanted to read (and I am really going to resist the temptation to grab the Amelia Jane and Naughtiest Schoolgirl books). Anyway, you can blame Goodreads for this goal simply because back in the days when I first signed up to the site I was looking for as many books as possible to inflate the number of books that I had read, and of course the Enid Blyton books came to mind. Well, I think my have-read list is inflated enough, but then again I guess one can argue that there is never enough books on your have-read list, though I do note that one's to read list always seems to grow faster (and I ordered another eight books from the internet last night). So, in this story the Secret Seven are on school holidays, but while they have some free time to devote to their secret society, they don't actually have a mission, that is until Colin learns that his next door neighbour has had all of his medals stolen. Well, stolen medals surely equates to an exciting mystery. However the other children also discover that some rather naughty people have been stealing eggs from bird nests in the forest and scaring off all the birds, so it looks like there are two mysteries a foot (not that fighting off poachers is a mystery, more like security detail). However, as it turns out, the poachers are none other than mischievous children. However, as they quickly discover, dealing with naughty children, and dealing with adult criminals, is a whole different ball game (for some reason in Blyton's world adult criminals don't actually harm children – they just tie them up and set a guard dog on them, or simply lock them in a room where there happens to be a way out). Anyway, I noticed in this book that the SS descriptor of their club seems to be used quite regularly, and I don't know if it was me, or the book, but every time I saw the letters SS, it seemed to look more and more like the SS that we all know and hate. Okay, it was probably just me, but I still sort of wonder about these books, especially the modern incarnations. The version that I read had a section at the back about starting up our own secret society (though this was only a section as they are spread across the entire collection). It sort of makes me wonder what is going on with these series, especially the modern ones. It sort of reminds me of what happens in fascist governments, or even not so fascist governments. The idea of getting children to act as agents of the government, even if the government happens to be the local police, is one of the signs of a totalitarian regime. Not only did it happen during the rise of the Nazi party in Germany, it also occurred during the 1950s in America where school children were encouraged to sniff out any nefarious, or suspicious, activity. This was much more pronounced in Nazi Germany though because not only where children encouraged to dob in their parents to the authorities, but there was also the establishment of Hitler Youth, which was designed to indoctrinate the young. While one may suggest that such organisations do not exist in out society, I will have to point to the scouts, which is one of the throwbacks from the British Empire. The organisation was established by the British Army Officer Baden Powell, and there are a lot of ceremonies where you pledge your allegiance to the monarch. I even remember movies back when I was a kid where they had Gary Coleman playing an adventurous scout, no doubt to encourage children to follow in his footsteps. Now, I'm not suggesting that Enid Blyton was trying to groom a nation of children who would act as the eyes and the ears of the local constabulary, but the thing is what better way of being about to keep your ear to the ground. Children tend to be seen and not heard, and most people generally don't pay all that much attention to them. As such they end up making the perfect spies, especially if they are reading these books and themselves wanting to go on similar great adventures. However, one needs to be aware that they can also get themselves into a lot of trouble. Mind you, while I loved the Secret Seven and Famous Five as a kid I hardly wanted to run off and bust real crooks – I could do that on my Dad's computer out in the back shed.

  • Jake Collins
    2019-01-30 08:08

    I've been tempted to describe this story as meandering, but it isn't really - it's very clearly but very clumsily focused on setting up the ridiculous, farcical showdown in the woods in the middle of the night, and that's really all there is to it. There is no real mystery to unravel and no interesting characterisation. There is an opportunity here to give Colin a spell in the spotlight thanks to his role as liaison with the old general, but it just isn't happening!This book could have earned an extra star by having the gang be a bit more sensible and/or daring during their night adventure. The climax with the big Alsatian has potential, but I really wanted to see Peter lead the dog off in one direction so that the others could all scatter. This would have guaranteed that no more than two or three of them would have been caught (and possibly mauled) by the dog, allowing the others to send help. Also, it would have been satisfying to see Peter risking himself for the group and finally proving himself worthy of his position as leader!

  • Tom Seward
    2019-01-23 08:12

    Enid Blyton is an amazing childrens author, bestselling in the world. Although almost undiscovered by Americans.This series (The Secret Seven) Features 7 children who form a backyard club. They love to have meetings with Secret Passwords, etc. Soon, they begin to fall into mysteries. This series is for the younger reader than the other series Enid Blyton wrote for children. 8-10 years old maybe.Great reading. introduce your children to Enid Blyton today!

  • Renee
    2019-02-04 14:14

    Another great Secret Seven mystery. A great action scene when the Police dog handler brings in a couple of working dogs to help. Second last book in the series, I need to work out what we will read next!

  • Guntas Singh
    2019-01-25 09:56

    a good book for children from 9 to 11. but after that u outgrow this and read better books. but as a reader reading this since 3 years, i like it

  • Inshal Abidi
    2019-02-16 13:04

    it was interesting and i was very curious to read and know what was coming next ..... WELL DONE Secret seven!

  • Sahil (w7)
    2019-01-30 06:59

    It was half-way fun and half-way boring.

  • Sally
    2019-01-22 12:59

    Scamper got short shrift a little, when you think about it. Seven kids plus one dog equals the Secret Seven, but then four kids plus one dog equals the Famous Five! Tch.

  • Frederick Tan
    2019-01-29 13:23

    Good read.

  • Lorelei
    2019-01-16 08:58

    When I read these as a child I loved them. Introducing to my own children they remain just as good today.

  • Lola
    2019-01-23 10:58

    I like it because I really like these kind of books, like adventure books. I really like enid Blighton. I liked this book because they were trying to do something for someone.

  • Grace Sargeant
    2019-02-02 11:23

    Amazing book.

  • Elaine Mullane
    2019-01-22 14:05

    Revisiting the books of my youth out of a feeling of nostalgia! I loved Enid Blyton when I was younger and can't wait to re-read these with my own children.

  • Emily
    2019-01-28 10:18

    In Look Out, Secret Seven! the Secret Seven dedicates themselves to solving two mysteries: who has been destroying birds' nests in the wood and who stole the old general's medals? Colin visits the old general to investigate and learns that the thief broke a pane of glass so small that Colin himself can't get his hand through the hole to spring the general's door latch. Meanwhile, other Secret Seven-ers run off some boys who are harassing birds and meet a changeable fellow who tells them of a dark night where he saw a man sneakily put a box in a hole in a tree trunk, which our man, with his abnormally large hands, was unable to retrieve. I thought the culprit was a monkey because: hands smaller than a child's + nest destruction + stealing shiny objects + 1950s British children = monkey. But the Secret Seven stakes out the wood at night and finds their man arguing with a sinister, tiny-handed man. A monkey would have been stupid, but better than children defeating criminals with abnormally variant hand sizes. Mrs. Blyton also squishes a surprising amount of blatant sexism into a female-authored book less than two hours long. The only fun thing is Mrs. Blyton's habit of exhorting the Secret Seven in the present tense at the cliffhangers. I'm disappointed in you, Mrs. Blyton!

  • Lisa
    2019-02-03 09:55

    wunderbare Bücher :)

  • Relyn
    2019-02-08 10:10

    This is a simple book, a simple story, that has delighted children for generations. I discovered the Secret Seven in Jane Brocket's book Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer. The seven are always enjoying the most delicious sounding food. Jane Brocket talked about these books with such affection that I knew I had to read it for myself. This one was the only Enid Blyton book our library owned. I am very glad I read it. The story does not completely appeal to me as it is awfully simple. But, I can sure see where it would to young children. Secret clubs with passwords, a mystery to solve, good food, pranks... this book has it all. I'm going to give it to Sloane to read next. I'll let you know what she thinks about it.

  • Adele
    2019-01-30 09:23

    these books i grew up with. i wanted to be a part of their adventures and i was when i read them. i reccommend these books for any child under 10.I has been a while scince i read these books so i can't give a proper review.

  • Ria Ali
    2019-01-22 12:13

    i think im just too grown to read secret seven. but still i enjoy it.its really amazing to know that all these kids were actually real!!!really good they escaped from those dogs!!and its awesome how they receive those medals in return!!

  • Janelle
    2019-02-14 06:22

    The BBC audiobook narrator read too fast for me.

  • Tanya
    2019-01-29 07:17

    enid blyton is an europe author and she is one of my favorites... all her books are a must read.... this one is a mystery by the secret seven

  • Indah Threez Lestari
    2019-01-17 11:22

    104 - 2012

  • Tamaki
    2019-01-25 12:13

    Felt fun and excited to read this book and poor grandpa who lost his medals awarded for his achievements!!!

  • Roshni
    2019-01-18 08:11

    Bumper collection of Secret Seven - not as good of a series as Fatty and Famous Five

  • Deepika
    2019-01-23 11:06

    It is a adventurous book. I will recommend to any teenager or child above the age of five

  • Walid
    2019-02-10 12:04


  • Maisie
    2019-01-16 06:22

    Pre teen reads

  • Mani Sidhu
    2019-01-30 08:12


  • Natasha
    2019-01-24 06:10

    There didn't seem to be as much going on in this story compared to the other Secret Seven stories :(

  • Adeeb
    2019-02-02 09:03

    Blyton's books never cease to make me smile.

  • Anirudh
    2019-02-10 14:11