The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
  

Synopsis

The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

This book deserves to be on every child's bookshelf. (Junior Design Awards). A deluxe, beautifully-illustrated hardback edition of Enid Blyton's The Magical Faraway Tree for the 75th anniversary. When Joe, Beth and Frannie climb up to the top of the Faraway Tree, they meet Silky, Moon-Face and the Saucepan Man. Their new friends show them an exciting secret - how to visit lots of strange and magical lands, where they have many thrilling adventures. Whether they're exploring the Land of Do-As-You-Please to the Land of Tempers, readers will delight in beautiful, full-colour illustrations from the fantastic Mark Beech. This stunning edition of The Magic Faraway Tree was highly commended in the 2014 Junior Design Awards and shortlisted in the Prima Baby Awards. It is a richly nostalgic offering perfect for bedtime reading. Children aged five and up will fall in love with the Faraway Tree. Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree-, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come.

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
208 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Enid Blyton
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Author's Website

www.enidblyton.co.uk/

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

9th October 2014

ISBN

9781405273503


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