The Enchanted Wood

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Egmont Books, Limited, 2007 - Children's stories - 247 pages
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"I expect I shall find it rather dull here after living in London. It seems so quiet. I shall miss the noise of buses and trams." When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, that is the beginning of many magical adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? This is the first book in Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree series. First published in 1939, this has become a true classic, from the author of The Famous Five, The Wishing Chair and The Secret Seven. 'One of Britian's best loved children's authors' The Telegraph

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Great plot and definitely recommended! - Goodreads
Though creative the writing style was stilted. - Goodreads
The boys loved this book and the pictures. - Goodreads
Very easy to read and must have read hundreds of times. - Goodreads

Review: The Enchanted Wood (The Faraway Tree #1)

User Review  - Ruth Turner - Goodreads

I'm visiting my eldest daughter and my three month old granddaughter this weekend. My daughter and I got to talking about children's books and I began telling her about The Faraway Tree. She ... Read full review

Review: The Enchanted Wood (The Faraway Tree #1)

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Currently reading with son as our read aloud. Great fun! Read full review

About the author (2007)

Enid Blyton, 1896 - November 28, 1959 Enid Blyton was born in London in 1896. She was educated in a private school and thought that she would become a musician until she realized that writing was her passion. She attended Ipswich High School where she trained to become a kindergarten teacher and eventually opened her own school for infants. Blyton's first poem was published in 1917, entitled "Have You-" which appeared in Nash's Magazine. In 1922, her first book of verses was published, entitled "Child Whispers." In 1926 she accepted a position editing the children's magazine "Sunny Stories" as well as writing the column "Teachers World." Blyton's first full length children's book was published din 1938 and was titled "The Secret Island." After working on the column for years, Blyton quit "Teachers World" in 1945 and also ended her stint as editor of "Sunny Stories" seven years later. In 1953 she started her own children's magazine called "The Edith Blyton Magazine" which featured stories about her characters and news on the clubs formed around them. Her most famous stories were those of the "Famous Five" The Magazine closed in 1959. In the 50's and 60's Blyton was criticized for the language in her book, for being to simple, but some 300 are still in print today. Blyton has published over 600 books in the course of her career. Enid Blyton died in her sleep on November 28, 1968. She was 72 years old.

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