Welcome, Sondos. The Six Bad Boys, a stand-alone novel, gives a fascinating insight into how parenthood was viewed in the 1950s, with various families being compared and contrasted and the behaviour of the children (some of whom join a gang and go off the rails) being directly related to their upbringing. Enid Blyton says in her 'Note for the Reader' at the front of the book: "Are you a child? Or are you a grown-up? It doesn't much matter, with this book. It is written for the whole family, and for anyone who has to do with children. It is written, as all stories are written, to entertain the reader - but it is written too to explain some of the wrong things there are in the world, and to help put them right."
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.
"There is no bond like the bond of having read and liked the same books."
- E. Nesbit, The Wonderful Garden.