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The Enchanted Wood - Enid Blyton

Hardcover

Published: 1st November 2011
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
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When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the country, they discover they are living next door to an Enchanted Wood, where the magical Faraway tree grows.

Join the children on their incredible adventures as they meet the Three Bears and travel to the land of Birthdays!

By popular demand, these retro editions of Enid Blyton's most treasured stories are finally back in print. These are the editions that many will remember from their childhoods. Parents and grandparents will swoon with nostalgia, and children will love poring over the illustrations and be entranced by the magical stories.

About the Author

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 throughout the world. 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. In 1922, a collection of poems by Enid was published, it was her first step towards her dream of becoming an author. Aged 27, 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 married Kenneth Waters in 1943. Throughout the 40s 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'. Enid fell ill with Alzheimer's disease 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.

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  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
  • Easy to understand (3)

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    5.0

    beautiful book

    By ap

    from sydney, nsw

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Well Written

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      Comments about The Enchanted Wood:

      bought this for my child and also as a present for another child. Both have loved it. the parents love it too, as gives us a chance to re-live or discover the magic of the faraway tree

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      3.0

      Great colour, looks beautiful

      By Victoria

      from Melbourne, AU

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      • Not What I Expected

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      Comments about The Enchanted Wood:

      I bought all 3 in the series. Was excited because they were advertised as being a vintage version (with original pictures). I was bitterly disappointed that the names had all been Americanised - no Jo, Bessie and Fanny, but changed to Joe, Beth and Frannie. I think this inhibits these books being classified as original/vintage versions.

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      5.0

      Just like you remember

      By Forrester

      from Merredin, WA

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      • Easy To Understand
      • Relevant
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        Comments about The Enchanted Wood:

        THis book is just like you remember, a perfect reprint. The illustrations are gorgeous. My 3 year old loves listening to a chapter each evening and chats away about old Moonface and the other folk in their clever tree as well as the different places they visit. A lovely trip down memory lane and still so relevant today.

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        4.0

        Preschooler friendly edition

        By Shannon

        from Melbourne, AU

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          Comments about The Enchanted Wood:

          On a whim, when my daughter was two and a half years old, I borrowed this edition of the Enchanted Wood from our local library. It quickly became required bed time reading, and so (because the library wouldn't let us keep the book indefinitely) I bought our own copy, along with the matching edition of The Magic Faraway Tree. My daughter is now a bit over three years old, and most nights, Faraway Tree stories are her bedtime reading of choice.

          The great thing about this edition, for a younger child, is the pictures. I doubt that my daughter would have taken these books to heart so quickly if it weren't for the large format and lush colour ilustrations. Don't think however that this means that the edition is perfect - the way in which Beth (Bessie) and Frannie (Fanny) are depicted in the illustrations is inexplicably reversed between Enchanted Wood and Magic Faraway Tree - which makes things a little challenging for the grown-up reading to a detail fixated preschooler.

          Although Enid Blyton was no word smith, she could tell a fine tale. I've found it extremely gratifying to watch how these books have inspired my child to talk about the stories, try to draw pictures of the tree and its folk, and go on and create her own 'faraway tree' scenarios in role play.

          All up, this is an extremely presechooler friendly edition of a book that has become a classic with good reason.

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          ISBN: 9780603566240
          ISBN-10: 0603566243
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 156
          Published: 1st November 2011
          Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 27.3  x 1.6
          Weight (kg): 0.81