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Modern day equivalent of Enid Blyton stories or Hardy Boys?

Postby markfch » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:29 pm

Hi,

Could anybody advise me what is the modern day equivalent of Enid Blyton or Hardy Boys stories? Or are they still relevant today? I remembered donkey years ago (when policeman worn shorts) I've these 2 classmates (twins) who were reading these 2 sets of books at P1. To them, those comprehension & composition exercises were really chicken feet :salute:
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Postby tankee » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:38 am

Maybe Geronimo Stilton ?

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Postby MMM » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:14 am

My kids like "diary of the wimpy kids". But think only 4 or 5 books have been published so far.

They find it amusing and would be motivated to finish the book asap. They also offer the book in british council so I suppose the std should ok.

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Postby keroppi » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:55 pm

Alex Rider and Artemis Fowl series. But these are probably more suitable for upper Pri kids.

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Postby Blobbi » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:31 pm

Did I love those books when I was young!!

Marchfch, do you mean the same buildup of suspense as these books? Sorry, only got ... those books. But they're still really popular and you can get them anywhere. Having said that, my son dislikes them, and I feel it's a great pity. But then, he dislikes mysteries in general -maybe too suspenseful for him, so I'm hoping to re-introduce when he gets older.

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Postby autumnbronze » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:32 pm

Enid Blyton, Hardy boys, Nancy Drew, they will ALWAYS be relevant to me, in/at any time .... they are just ... classic. I have already bought one even though DS is only a toddler. I want to introduce them to him when the time comes .... and I hope he appreciates them the way I did .... :D :D

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Postby windows » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:00 pm

where can we find enid blyton series? din locate it at bookstores or library or i'm blinded by the other newer series....

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Postby mummy of 2 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:11 pm

autumnbronze wrote:Enid Blyton, Hardy boys, Nancy Drew, they will ALWAYS be relevant to me, in/at any time .... they are just ... classic. I have already bought one even though DS is only a toddler. I want to introduce them to him when the time comes .... and I hope he appreciates them the way I did .... :D :D


Another thing we have in common. Enid Blyton is irreplaceable to me. I will also buy them for my kids when they are ready. I will of course read them beforehand to relieve my childhood.

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Postby mummy of 2 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:15 pm

windows wrote:where can we find enid blyton series? din locate it at bookstores or library or i'm blinded by the other newer series....


You can always find them in Popular. NLB also stocks them.

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Postby markfch » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:20 pm

windows wrote:where can we find enid blyton series? din locate it at bookstores or library or i'm blinded by the other newer series....


Hi windows,
I saw quite a few Enid Blyton books at Popular@IMM.

Hi autumnbronze, mummy of 2
Those memories do come flooding back, don't they? Just like songs, I think we feel nostalgic about certain books because they remind us of the time when we were young and carefree.

Thanks to all for their valuable feedback.
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