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The Magic Faraway Tree Collection : 3 book set - Enid Blyton

The Magic Faraway Tree Collection

3 book set

Paperback Published: 1st December 2015
ISBN: 9780603571787
Number Of Pages: 672
For Ages: 5 years old

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A beautiful new slip-case of the three original Magic Faraway Tree stories: The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree and The Folk of the Faraway Tree.

About the Author

Enid Blyton was British writer for children’s books born on 11th August 1897. Enids love for writing had surfaced from the beginning of her childhood. Although her mother never approved of her writing and thought it was a mere waste of time her father encouraged his daughter to take part in all such activities. Enid gained confidence and started sending her work to different magazine. Finally her efforts paid off and her poem named ‘Have you?’ was published for the first time in Nash’s magazine.

Enid was a very bright child who excelled in studies, was a talented pianist and had remarkable writing skills. She attended St. Christopher’s School in Beckenham where she was the head girl. Later she became a trained teacher and taught at Bickly Subiton and Chessington. During this time she never gave up writing. She hoped to become a published author one day. Her dreamed was fulfilled when her first book ‘Child Whispers’ was published in 1922. It was a compilation of children’s poems. Two years later she got married to Hugh Alexander Pollock who was a book editor at the firm that had published two of her works.

In her mid thirties Enid went through some crisis in her life which included the death of her father. This troubled her emotionally and she began to show signs of instability. She started post marital affairs and in 1941 divorced her husband to marry Kenneth Fraser, a man she had met while she was still with her first husband. However she remained in her second marriage for the rest of her life.

ISBN: 9780603571787
ISBN-10: 0603571786
Series: The Magic Faraway Tree
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 1st December 2015
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Edition Number: 1

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Enid Blyton

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 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.

Some Statistics (from Wikipedia)
- Blyton's books have sold more than 600 million copies
- More than a million Famous Five books are sold worldwide each year
- Her books have been translated into more than 90 different languages
- The Magic Faraway Tree was voted no. 66 in the BBC's Big Read.
- In the 2008 Costa Book Awards, Enid Blyton was voted the best-loved author, ahead of Roald Dahl, JK Rowling and Shakespeare.
- 753 titles credited to her over a 45 year career with an average of 16 titles published per year!



Many of Enid Blyton's most popular titles are available to buy now, see below, but some, sadly, have become unavailable, they have dropped Out of Print.

We list a sample here in the hope that they will become available in the future:


Mr. Galliano's Circus
1. Mr. Galliano's Circus (1938)
2. Hurrah for the Circus! (1939)
3. Circus Days Again (1942)
4. Come to the Circus (1948)

Willow Farm
1. The Children of Willow Farm (1942)
2. More Adventures on Willow Farm (1942)

Mary Mouse
Hallo, Little Mary Mouse (1945)
More Adventures of Mary Mouse (1943)
Mary Mouse and Her Family (1946)
Here Comes Mary Mouse Again (1947)
Welcome Mary Mouse (1950)

Happy House 1. The Children at Happy House (1946)
2. The Happy House Children Again (1947)
3. Benjy and the Others (1955)
4. The Happy House Children (1966)

Twins
1. Tales of the Twins (1948)
2. Hello Twins (1951)
3. Come Along Twins (1952)
4. Here Come the Twins (1953)
5. Trouble for the Twins (1964)

Fabulous 4
Four in a Family (1956)
The Four Cousins (1961)

Stand Alone Novels:
The Treasure Hunters (1940) (writing as Mary Pollock)
The Children of Cherry Tree Farm (1940)
The Children of Kidillin (1940) (writing as Mary Pollock)
Three Boys and a Circus (1940) (writing as Mary Pollock)
The Land of Far-Beyond (1942)
Shadow the Sheep Dog (1942)
The Adventures of Scamp (1943) (writing as Mary Pollock)
Smuggler Ben (1943) (writing as Mary Pollock)
The Boy Next Door (1944)
At Appletree Farm (1944)
The Brown Family (1945)
The Family at Red Roofs (1945)
Hollow Tree House (1945)
The Three Golliwogs (1946)
The Put-Em-Rights (1946)
The Little White Duck (1946)
The House at the Corner (1947)
The Secret of Cliff Castle (1947) (writing as Mary Pollock)
The Smith Family (1947)
The Little Girl at Capernaum (1948)
The Boy With the Loaves and the Fishes (1948)
They Ran Away Together (1948)
Those Dreadful Children (1949)
What an Adventure (1950)
The Six Bad Boys (1951)
The Very Big Secret (1952)
The Queer Adventure (1952)
Enid Blyton's Christmas Story (1953)
Snowball the Pony (1953)
Visitors in the Night (1953)
The Adventure of the Secret Necklace (1954)
The Children at Green Meadows (1954)
The Golliwog Grumbled (1954)
Mischief Again! (1955)
Holiday House (1955)
Bible Stories from the New Testament (1955)
The Troublesome Three (1955)
The Adventure of the Strange Ruby (1960)
The Boy Who Wanted a Dog (1963)
The Boy Who Came Back (1965)
The Man Who Stopped to Help (1965)
The Dog with the Long Tail (1975)
The Night The Toys Had A Party (1989)
The Land of Blue Mountains (1993)

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