For Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot, the summer holidays in Cornwall are everything they'd hoped for. Until they begin to realize that something very sinister is taking place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom - where a dangerous adventure awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea.
Enid Blyton, who died in 1968, is one of the most successful children's authors of all time. She wrote over 700 books, which have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold more than 400 million copies around the world. Her stories of magic, adventure and friendship continue to enchant children the world over. Enid Blyton's beloved works include The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, Malory Towers, The Magic Faraway Tree and the Adventure series. Rebecca Cobb is a rising star in children's picture books. Having collaborated on two picture storybooks with the Orange Prize winner Helen Dunmore, Rebecca's debut solo project, the hugely accomplished and heart breakingly beautiful MISSING MUMMY, was published by Macmillan in 2011. The gorgeously funny and well-received LUNCHTIME followed and, in addition, Rebecca's stunning illustrations accompanied Julia's Donaldson's wonderfully lyrical story in THE PAPER DOLLS. AUNT AMELIA, Rebecca Cobb's most recent picture book, is every bit as warm, engaging and original as her existing books, and is sure to continue to establish her as a real 'one to watch'. Rebecca lives in Cornwall.