The O'clock Tales by Enid Blyton
  

The O'clock Tales

Written by Enid Blyton
Part of the The O'Clock Tales Series

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With over 100 exciting and magical stories by Enid Blyton packed into this collection, it’s the perfect book for children just starting to read; the first stories are only 3 or 4 pages long and ideal for reading together at bedtime. There are very short five O’Clock Tales, six O’Clock Tales, seven O’Clock Tales and finally the longer eight O’Clock Tales As a child grows in confidence they can read the later stories which get longer and more advanced either alone or shared. It’s a book that is particularly good for reading together at bedtime.

You can also purchase the O’Clock Tales individually – just click here to view each one.

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The O'clock Tales by Enid Blyton

This title includes over 100 magical and exciting short stories to enjoy around the clock! Find out just how mischievous Twinkle the elf is when he paints the walls of a dragon's cave...Join Chitter the gnome as he discovers a Wishing-Balloon...Follow Edward the very brave pink teddy bear as he rescues his owner from a dark wood...And laugh at Twisty the Brownie as he learns the hard way why it's unwise to pull nasty faces.

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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Format

Paperback
656 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Enid Blyton
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Author's Website

www.enidblyton.co.uk/

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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

5th April 2010

ISBN

9781405248471

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