Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories by Enid Blyton
  

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Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories by Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's timeless collection of Christmas stories - an ideal gift for anyone who loved the stories during their own childhood to pass on to the next generation of readers. Here is a wonderful selection to read and share. From Santa Claus and his helpers to a family putting up their tree, the characters in these stories embrace the Christmas spirit. There is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food - many of the ingredients which have been delighting Enid Blyton's readers for more than seventy years. The stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. This collection contains the original texts and is unillustrated. The collection contains: The Lost Presents Santa Claus Gets a Shock A Week Before Christmas; The Christmas Tree Aeroplane Good Gracious, Santa Claus! The Tiny Christmas Tree What Happened on Christmas Eve The Little Reindeer Bell The Very Full Stocking In Santa Claus's Castle What They Did at Miss Brown's School Santa Claus Gets Busy The Christmas Tree Fairy The Little Christmas Tree A Family Christmas -Christmas Holidays A Family Christmas - Bringing Home the Holly; A Family Christmas -The Curious Mistletoe A Family Christmas - Balder the Bright and Beautiful A Family Christmas - The Christmas Tree A Family Christmas - A Christmassy Afternoon A Family Christmas -Bringing in the Yule Log A Family Christmas -Christmas Carols A Family Christmas -A Visitor in the Night A Family Christmas -The Story of Santa Claus A Family Christmas -Christmas Day

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A wonderful selection to read and share. Mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food - many of the ingredients which have been delighting Enid Blyton's readers for more than 70 years. Western Morning News Shared excitement and laughter, a little bit of mischief and plenty of delicious food are all mixed together with a pinch of magic and lots of Christmas joy Carousel

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

Author photo reproduced with permission of Hachette.

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Format

Hardback
360 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Enid Blyton
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Author's Website

www.enidblyton.co.uk/

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

3rd September 2015

ISBN

9781444928464


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