FLIPS: Faraway Tree Stories (Nintendo DS) by Enid Blyton

FLIPS: Faraway Tree Stories (Nintendo DS)

Written by Enid Blyton
Part of the Flips Series

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The Enchanted Wood is one of Enid Blyton’s most memorable and truly imaginative stories, capturing a world where almost anything can happen if you just believe in the magic of nature and its creatures. Three stories from the Enchanted Wood are complemented by 3 brand new stories under the Enchanted World umbrella, that have been inspired by Blyton’s characters and writing. Full of lots of interactivity this great new way for kids to read using their Nintendo DS™ enables the reader, in this Enid Blyton FLIPS title, to collect items like feathers, musical notes, mushrooms and flowers hidden within the pages and to unlock bonus content such as recipes and fun activities as they read.

Hold your DS like a book, use the stylus or your finger on the touch screen or the direction buttons to turn the pages. Readers can click on pop up links where character profiles appear and sound effects can be replayed time and time again. You can even share a chapter with friends using the DS™ wireless connections and unlock more bonus content.

Enid Blyton FLIPS

Enid Blyton books in launch FLIPS title (6 books): The Enchanted Wood®, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Folk of the Faraway Tree, Enchanted World®: Petal and the Eternal Bloom, Enchanted World: Melody and the Enchanted Harp, Enchanted World: Silky and the Rainbow Feather.

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FLIPS: Faraway Tree Stories (Nintendo DS) by Enid Blyton

Other titles available in the Nintendo DS™ FLIPS range include:

- Cathy Cassidy

- Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree Stories

- Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl

- Too Ghoul for School

* please note due the nature of the products we cannot accept returns


FLIPS is a brilliant way of getting children into reading who may love their DS but may not normally pick up a book. At Egmont we are passionate about bringing stories to life for children, so the development of new platforms for reading are incredibly exciting for us. We are proud to be at the heart of this innovation and thrilled to be a part of this first collection bringing authors such as Enid Blyton to the digital world, and encouraging more children to take up reading for pleasure rather than seeing it purely as part of their homework.’ - Cally Poplak, Director, Egmont Press

FLIPS offers a great way to bring books to life on a platform that is incredibly popular with kids. With multiple books on each game card, FLIPS makes a great value gift for children of all ages.’ - Keith Ramsdale, VP and General Manager, UK, Ireland and Nordics for Electronic Arts

‘Our job as publishers is to bring authors' work to as many readers as possible and we are increasingly looking at platforms other than the book to do this. So it's incredibly exciting to be working with Electronic Arts to bring some of the best writing for children to one of the bestselling devices in the world.’ - Jeremy Ettinghausen, Penguin Digital Publisher

About the Author

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton is one of the most-loved authors in children’s publishing. With over 700 titles published, Enid Blyton’s stories remain timeless classics, adored by children throughout the world.

Soon after Enid Blyton was born in 1897, she fell gravely ill with whooping cough. Her father, Thomas Blyton stayed up with her night after night until her cough subsided and she recovered. From that time on, Enid followed her father wherever he went, and it was through her father that she developed a love of nature and animals – an enthusiasm which stayed with her throughout her life. It was also her father who instilled in Enid her love of books, and she would often be seen sneaking into her father’s library and borrowing a pile of books.

As a young woman Enid was faced with many choices; her father had planned a career in music for her, while she felt drawn to writing. In the end, she became a teacher, though her passion for writing never dwindled. In 1922, a collection of poems by Enid was published - it was her first step toward her dream of becoming an author.

At 27 years old, Enid married Hugh Pollock and moved to London. Enid had two children with Hugh, and soon after wrote her first novel, The Adventures of the Wishing Chair. Enid divorced Hugh after almost 20 years of marriage, and remarried Kenneth Waters in 1943.

Throughout the 40 and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: adventure stories, mysteries, magical stories, farming stories, stories for younger children, best-selling series like The Famous Five and Noddy…her writing knew no bounds!

Apart from breaks to play golf and spend time with her children, Enid’s working week was consumed with writing new stories, correcting proofs and answering the hundreds of letters she was, by now, receiving weekly. She explained that her characters evolved organically and her stories seemed to naturally form, she described herself as “merely a sightseer, a reporter, and interpreter.”

Enid fell ill with Alzheimer’s disease in her old age (a disease that affects people’s memory) and she died in 1963. Her spirit lives on in her books and she is remembered as one of the most-loved and celebrated children’s authors.

If you are interested in more about Enid Blyton you may like to visit The Enid Blyton Society.

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Publication date

4th December 2009




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