Synopsis – The Famous Five find a shipwreck off Kirrin Island. They are looking for clues to find the treasure when they discover someone else is doing the same thing. Who will get to the treasure first?

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My thoughts – This is quite an old fashioned book, which may provide some difficulties with the language.

Classroom ideas – You could look at genders (George/Georgina) and stereotypes. Children could rewrite a chapter, or they could finish the book, giving it a different ending to the one in the book. The children could act out a scene from the book or do a freeze frame, and explore how the characters may be feeling. The children could write their own adventure for the famous five. They could do comprehension tasks, looking at the authors use of language. You could link it to science and children could make boats from different materials and see which one floats.