The “Secret Seven” Series
Sabi dived into the Secret Seven Series by Enid Blyton, a four-book set of mysteries featuring a team of young sleuths who cracked community cases from their HQ in Peter’s backyard. Each book offered a fresh adventure, from finding missing persons to recovering stolen items. With their badges and notebooks, these kids exemplified teamwork, ingenuity, and courage.
The series sparked Sabi’s imagination:
- Secret Hiding Spots: She created secret nooks in our house.
- Treasure Hunts: She hid seashells in the park for her friends to find.
- Secret Meetings: She and her friends held private conversations in a park treehouse.
- Builder Club: Inspired by the series, she founded the Builder Club and awarded badges to her fellow members.
- Moral Lessons: The stories strengthened her resolve to do the right thing, even when her friends didn’t.
One time, while joining me for a coffee shop meet, her inner detective emerged. She spotted a suspicious-looking individual and, just like in the Secret Seven, began scribbling down her observations.