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Book Title: Enid Blyton the Magic Faraway Tree Collection: "The Enchanted Wood", "The Magic Faraway Tree", "The Folk of the Faraway Tree"|
The author of the book: Enid Blyton
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Edition: Dean & Son
Date of issue: October 31st 2009
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Like so many of us, I read this book when I was a kid. Back in the day when we used to go out and play sports on the street after school.......yes I am old.
So I say to anyone, read this to your young kids, it is brilliant. Full of fantasy and adventure but really simplified. There are no in-depth plots, it is just one adventure after another, no slow character build-ups, just in your face - these are the characters, now let's go.
For the 1% of you who don't know, Jo, Bessie, and Fanny (yes this is the non PC edition) move from the city to the country with their parents. They live in a cottage near some woods and when they explore the woods they find a whole bunch of exciting creatures and all of the animals can talk. In the middle of the woods is the world's tallest tree, known as the Faraway Tree. The woods are called the Enchanted Woods. The Faraway Tree is home to several different characters, Silky the Elf, Moon Face, the Angry Pixie, Dame Washalot, Saucepan Man, Watzisname and a few others. The Faraway Tree is so tall it reaches into the clouds and up in these clouds a new land swings by (like a rotating turntable of lands) every couple of days. These lands can either be fantastic like the land of Take-What-You-Want or horrible like the land of Slaps.
And there you have it. These stories all revolve around the central characters mentioned and their adventures both in the Faraway Tree and in the lands above. Like I said, simple adventure based stories for kids to grip onto rather than have to wade through the scene and character formation.
Enid Blyton wrote these books in the late 1930s and early 1940s so understand that times were a lot different back then. For starters, there was not so much of the PC crap that we endure today - there are actually Golliwogs in these stories!!
And keep in mind this is all about the adventure and that these books are essentially for kids. In fact, these books make an excellent start to get your kids reading and enjoying the written word. So, as an adult, don't be critical of the glaring irregularities of life - for example when the kids go to the Faraway Tree in the middle of the night and return early morning and their Mother doesn't really seem to mind. Be prepared also that within the group, it is Jo who predominantly takes control and makes the decisions. When at home Bessie and Fanny have to do 'female' chores with their Mother like sewing and Jo has to do 'male' chores with their Father like working the garden. I point this out ahead of reading - IT IS NOT SEXIST, it was just a reflection of the times when Blyton wrote these fantastic books.
Read it for what it is worth and that is the fun, adventure and fantasy. Read it to your kids - they'll get all of that in spades.
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Read information about the authorEnid Mary Blyton (1897 - 1968) was an English author of children's books.
Born in South London, Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. She was educated at St. Christopher's School, Beckenham, and - having decided not to pursue her music - at Ipswich High School, where she trained as a kindergarten teacher. She taught for five years before her 1924 marriage to editor Hugh Pollock, with whom she had two daughters. This marriage ended in divorce, and Blyton remarried in 1943, to surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters. She died in 1968, one year after her second husband.
Blyton was a prolific author of children's books, who penned an estimated 800 books over about 40 years. Her stories were often either children's adventure and mystery stories, or fantasies involving magic. Notable series include: The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, The Five Find-Outers, Noddy, The Wishing Chair, Mallory Towers, and St. Clare's.
According to the Index Translationum, Blyton was the fifth most popular author in the world in 2007, coming after Lenin but ahead of Shakespeare.
AKA Ένιντ Μπλάιτον (Greek).
See also her pen name Mary Pollock