What RW says
Swallows and Amazons meets The Famous Five for the 21st Century.
Springtime, and Terry and Paul are looking forward to getting their beloved dinghy, Orinoco, back on the water. Perhaps this year they can concentrate on sailing without running across any criminal gangs or having another adventure searching for treasure. Unfortunately the gang has other ideas. As witnesses, the boys and their older siblings, BJ and Graham, are the main link to putting them behind bars, and anything might happen before the trial in six months’ time. All they have to do is lie low at their new cottage in the Lakes, keep out of trouble and not use Facebook… easier said than done. Adventures intrigue and treachery, and that’s just a normal day’s sailing.
What the Readers Say
"This is great! I did quite like the first book but this one really blew me away! To my mind this is the best book written by Robert that I have read so far.
Children will love this kids’ adventure (“the famous five – four kids and a rope”) although I would have said four kids and a boat, for the Orinoco is a sailing dingy.
The story follows after the first book where the four have an adventure in the Lake District where they become entangled with a bunch of criminals. In this one they are supposed to be in hiding as the court case looms in order to be out of reach of the members of the gang who escaped the law and might want to ‘persuade’ the young people against testifying. To keep them safe they are sent away, only to find they have gone to the very place the leader of the gang went to. That is the only thing I will say about the story, for I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but the two boys, Terry and Paul and Paul’s big brother Graham and Terry’s big sister, known as ‘BJ’ are thrown into adventures that they never bargained for – with a good bit of sailing thrown in.
Well done, Mr Wingfield, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and found it hard to put it down. A very well-deserved five stars; I would recommend this book to anyone with pleasure."