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Enid Blyton’s short stories are made for summer reading: whether they are about magic, fairies and pixies, or set in the real world of fields, woods and meadows, they exude a sense of happiness, order and content, of children able to influence things for the good especially if they themselves are kind and helpful. It’s irresistible stuff, and don’t forget too that Blyton is the expert at creating page-turning reads; often addressing her readers direct, she concentrates entirely on plot and action, catering for her audience’s voracious appetite for a good story. The 22 stories in this collection are just the right length for children to read themselves, or for parents to read at bedtime, and are as full of adventure and sunshine as anyone could wish. ~ Andrea Reece
School's out! So go on a picnic in the woods, visit the seaside or take a trip on a magic aeroplane in this enchanting collection of stories perfect for summer holidays. Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of magic, fun and adventure.
Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's! This collection contains original stories dating back to the 1930s.
The short story format makes Summer Holiday Stories accessible for early readers as well as for parents and grandparents wanting to re-live the delights of Enid Blyton while passing them onto a new generation of readers.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of The Famous Five, Enid Blyton’s best-loved adventure series, which is being celebrated with a new cover livery by illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson.
|Publication date:||1st June 2017|
|Publisher:||Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Short Stories|
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 ...More About Enid Blyton