Looking for books by Enid Blyton? See all books authored by Enid Blyton, including The Magic Faraway Tree, and Five on a Treasure Island, and more on. Enid Mary Blyton (11 August – 28 November ) was an English children's writer whose books have been among the world's best-sellers since the s, selling more than million copies. Blyton's books are still enormously popular, and have been translated into . The Enchanted Wood, the first book in the Faraway Tree series, published in. This is a list of books by Enid Blyton (–), an English children's writer who also . Cameo Plays, Book 4; Children of Other Lands, Old Thatch series · The Enchanted Wood, illustrator Dorothy M. Wheeler, Faraway Tree Series 1.
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Here we go For those who dream of midnight feasts Got hooked on the excitement of boarding school life in Malory Towers and St Clare's? Poor Rusty doesn't have the best time in her horrible school, but it's a great book.
Now try The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer and all of his Land of Stories series which stars twins Alex and Connor - their life turns magical when their grandma gives them a book that takes them on many adventures! Or if it was the wholesomeness of Enid Blyton's books that was so alluring, then read Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley, which was published around the same time as Blyton.
Blyton had "thought it was made up of every experience she'd ever had, everything she's seen or heard or read, much of which had long disappeared from her conscious memory" but never knew the direction her stories would take.
Blyton further explained in her biography that "If I tried to think out or invent the whole book, I could not do it. For one thing, it would bore me and for another, it would lack the 'verve' and the extraordinary touches and surprising ideas that flood out from my imagination.
She usually began writing soon after breakfast, with her portable typewriter on her knee and her favourite red Moroccan shawl nearby; she believed that the colour red acted as a "mental stimulus" for her. Stopping only for a short lunch break she continued writing until five o'clock, by which time she would usually have produced 6,—10, words.
There is always a strong moral framework in which bravery and loyalty are eventually rewarded". It takes its readers on a roller-coaster story in which the darkness is always banished; everything puzzling, arbitrary, evocative is either dismissed or explained". Watson further notes how Blyton often used minimalist visual descriptions and introduced a few careless phrases such as "gleamed enchantingly" to appeal to her young readers.
She published an appeal in her magazine asking children to let her know if they heard such stories and, after one mother informed her that she had attended a parents' meeting at her daughter's school during which a young librarian had repeated the allegation,  Blyton decided in to begin legal proceedings.
But they are intensely interested in animals and other children and feel compassion for the blind boys and girls, and for the spastics who are unable to walk or talk.
The largest of the clubs she was involved with was the Busy Bees, the junior section of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals , which Blyton had actively supported since The club had been set up by Maria Dickin in ,  and after Blyton publicised its existence in the Enid Blyton Magazine it attracted , members in three years.
She agreed, on condition that it serve a useful purpose, and suggested that it could raise funds for the Shaftesbury Society Babies' Home [d] in Beaconsfield, on whose committee she had served since The first card game, Faraway Tree, appeared from Pepys in In Bestime released the first four jigsaw puzzles of the Secret Seven, and the following year a Secret Seven card game appeared.
Arrow Games became the chief producer of Noddy jigsaws in the late s and early s. The first adventure game book of the series, The Wreckers' Tower Game, was published in October They married shortly after he divorced from his first wife, with whom he had two sons.
Pollock was editor of the book department in the publishing firm of George Newnes, which became her regular publisher. It was he who requested that Blyton write a book about animals, The Zoo Book, which was completed in the month before they married.
He made an offer to her to join him as secretary in his posting to a Home Guard training centre at Denbies , a Gothic mansion in Surrey belonging to Lord Ashcombe , and they entered into a romantic relationship. Pollock, having married Crowe on 26 October , eventually resumed his heavy drinking and was forced to petition for bankruptcy in Queen Victoria was still on the throne when Blyton was born in Her first published book was a collection of poetry called Child Whispers in The first Famous Five book, Five on a Treasure Island , was published in and the last one was brought out in She simply wrote in a different era.
Her descriptions of gender, race, and class would not be tolerated today her Noddy books featured golliwogs until they were updated for later editions. Her book titling skills were, frankly, appalling — Five Get into Trouble must have taken about three seconds of thought.