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Enid Blyton - Author

About the Author

(born Aug. 11, 1897, London, Eng. — died Nov. 28, 1968, London) English children's writer. Trained as a schoolteacher, she published her first book, Child Whispers, in 1922. She went on to produce more than 600 children's books and numerous magazine articles. She is probably best known for several book series, including those featuring Noddy, the Famous Five, and the Secret Seven. Though often criticized for their stereotyped characters, simple writing style, and didactic moralism, her books were widely translated and remained internationally popular long after her death.

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A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Summertime Mystery

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Summertime Mystery

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

The perfect holiday read for children! A brand new full-colour short story from Blyton's magical Wishing-Chair series - an excellent companion to the successful Magic Faraway Tree Adventure series and perfect for readers age 5+ Never in their wildest dreams, could Mollie and Peter have imagined something so wonderful as a magic Wishing-Chair that will fly you anywhere and grant your every wish! And so when their little black cat, Whiskers, goes missing, they know just who to call upon to help them find her! Short chapters and beautiful full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson make the Wishing-Chair Adventures series perfect bedtime reading for children aged five and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans. 'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse. Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, including The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come. Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain's true heritage children's authors. She remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children's favourite in reader polls.

Stories of Rotten Rascals Contains 30 classic tales

Stories of Rotten Rascals Contains 30 classic tales

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Get ready to meet some hair-raisingly horrid children in these 30 classic stories from Enid Blyton. Perfect for children aged 5 and up! From temper tantrums and telling tales to bickering and boasting, these bratty boys and ghastly girls are up to no good! Read on if you dare... Ranging from the light-hearted to the deliciously dark, these cautionary tales will delight young readers as much today when they first appeared in the mid-twentieth century. This collection is inspired by Enid Blyton's A Book of Naughty Children, first published in 1944. Ideal for younger children being read to and for newly confident readers to enjoy independently, each story stands alone and is the perfect length for reading at bedtime or in the classroom. Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are the perfect way to introduce her work to a new generation of readers. Read all 15 bumper short story collections. New in 2020: Nature Stories Stories of Rotten Rascals Magical Fairy Tales Christmas Wishes *** Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.

Famous Five Colour Short Stories: Five to the Rescue!

Famous Five Colour Short Stories: Five to the Rescue!

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Join the Famous Five on a brand-new adventure in this NEWLY CREATED story for children aged 5 and up! When the Famous Five are enjoying a picnic on Kirrin Island they spot a lamb in trouble. With no one else on hand to help, it's up to the Five launch a rescue mission. Will they make it in time? Set in the world of Enid Blyton's best-loved series, this newly created story follows Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog on a special new adventure. The story is broken down into six short chapters with vibrant, full-colour illustrations on every page - perfect for shared reading or for newly confident readers to enjoy independently. Also look out for: The Birthday Adventure, illustrated by Becka Moor. Enid Blyton's eight original short stories about the Famous Five are also available as early readers illustrated by Jamie Littler. Collect them all! A Lazy Afternoon George's Hair Is Too Long Well Done, Famous Five Five and a Half-Term Adventure When Timmy Chased the Cat Five Have a Puzzling Time Good Old Timmy Happy Christmas, Five! *** The Famous Five (R), Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.

The Magic Faraway Tree: Silky's Story

The Magic Faraway Tree: Silky's Story

Author: Enid Blyton, Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The perfect introduction to the wonderful world of the Faraway Tree. Discover the magic! Explore the Enchanted Wood with Joe, Beth and Frannie and meet their very special friends, Silky the fairy, Moonface and Saucepan Man. When a runaway elephant visits the tree, there's a lot of mess for the friends to sort out . . . Perfect for reading with 3-6 year-olds, this picture book is a delightful way to discover the extraordinary world of the Magic Faraway Tree. This is a brand-new story, specially written by bestselling picture book author Jeanne Willis, and illustrated by the author of all the classic Faraway Tree books, Mark Beech.

The Magic Faraway Tree: Silky's Story

The Magic Faraway Tree: Silky's Story

Author: Enid Blyton, Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The perfect introduction to the wonderful world of the Faraway Tree. Discover the magic! Explore the Enchanted Wood with Joe, Beth and Frannie and meet their very special friends, Silky the fairy, Moonface and Saucepan Man. When a runaway elephant visits the tree, there's a lot of mess for the friends to sort out . . . Ideal for reading with 3-6 year-olds, this picture book is a delightful way to discover the extraordinary world of the Magic Faraway Tree. This is a brand-new story, specially written by bestselling picture book author Jeanne Willis, and illustrated by Mark Beech (cover illustrator of all the Magic Faraway Tree books).

Malory Towers: First Term TV Tie-in Book 1

Malory Towers: First Term TV Tie-in Book 1

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Welcome to Malory Towers, where there's more to life than lessons! Enjoy the original book that inspired the hit new TV drama. In book 1 of Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series, Darrell Rivers is thrilled to start her first term at boarding school. She soon makes friends - and mischief! Another new girl, Gwendoline, is beginning to get on everyone's nerves. Will Darrell be able to keep her fiery temper under control? Coming to CBBC in 2020! Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. Book 1 was first published in 1946. This edition features the classic text and is unillustrated. * Malory Towers (R), Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.

The Enchanted Wood Gift Edition

The Enchanted Wood Gift Edition

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Discover the magical world of The Magic Faraway Tree in this beautiful paperback gift edition of The Enchanted Wood. The first book in the series and where Enid Blyton's classic adventure begins! With stunning full-colour artwork from illustrator, Mark Beech. The perfect gift for any child. When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the countryside, they discover that their new house lies next to the Enchanted Wood! And in that wood, lives the Magic Faraway Tree. This is no ordinary tree - it is home to magical lands full of elves, pixies, talking creatures and more wonderful adventures than the children ever imagined possible! They make new friends, whoosh down the amazing slippery-slip and even enjoy a fancy-dress feast in the Land Of Birthdays! Who knows what they will discover next? Join the children and their new friends Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the Fairy as they explore this most magical of all fairytale worlds. Children of 5 years old, 6 years old, 7 years old, 8 years old - or any age you can think of - will treasure this bookshelf must-have and wonderful Enid Blyton gift! ENID BLYTON is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Magic Faraway Tree, The Wishing-Chair series, The Mysteries, Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, particularly The Magic Faraway Tree are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come. Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain's true heritage children's authors. She remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children's favourite in reader polls.

Nature Stories Contains 30 classic tales

Nature Stories Contains 30 classic tales

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A collection of thirty wonderful stories about the nature and the countryside from one of the world's best-loved children's authors. Enjoy the freedom of the outdoors, the beauty of the countryside and the charm of all creatures great and small in this bumper short-story collection. Enid Blyton loved the countryside, animals and birds and she wrote many wonderful stories to teach children all about the natural world. Each story is perfect for reading aloud to young children and is the ideal length for bedtime or classroom story time. *** Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Home for Half-Term

A Wishing-Chair Adventure: Home for Half-Term

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A brand new full-colour short story from Blyton's magical Wishing-Chair series - an excellent companion to the successful Magic Faraway Tree Adventure series and perfect for readers age 5+ Mollie and Peter are very lucky - they have a Wishing-Chair that will fly them to any magical land and grant them their every wish! And so when they arrive home from school for the half-terms holidays, they can't wait to embark on their next adventure! Short chapters and beautiful full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson make the Wishing-Chair Adventures series perfect bedtime reading for children aged five and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans. 'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse. Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, including The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come. Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain's true heritage children's authors. She remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children's favourite in reader polls.

Treasury of Bedtime Stories

Treasury of Bedtime Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

A stunning treasury of favourite bedtime stories from one of the world's best-loved storytellers. With gorgeous full-colour illustrations by Becky Cameron throughout, this special book is a gift to treasure forever. Both a gorgeous gift for fans of Enid Blyton and a striking introduction to her work for new readers, this glorious hardback contains over 300 pages of beautifully illustrated short stories to read and share at bedtime. Each short story stands alone and takes the reader on a brand-new adventure. From the pixie seamstress who makes dresses for the Fairy Queen, to the little boy who turns into a steam engine, meet a host of magic and memorable characters, brought to life by Becky Cameron's charming illustrations. The stories first appeared in magazines and anthologies published between 1920-1960s. Look out for these other gorgeous Enid Blyton gift books: Enid Blyton's Magical Treasury The Famous Five Treasury Jolly Good Food (a children's cook book) Favourite Stories from Enid Blyton * Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.

The Magic Faraway Tree Collection

The Magic Faraway Tree Collection

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Three magical stories in one bumper book! Be whisked away by Enid Blyton, the world's best-loved storyteller, on THREE illustrated magical Faraway Tree adventures in one bumper book - with a classic cover illustration by Piers Sanford. The perfect gift for readers of 7+ When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the countryside, they discover that their new house lies next to the Enchanted Wood! And in that wood, lives the Magic Faraway Tree. This is no ordinary tree - it is home to more magical lands full of elves, pixies, talking creatures and wonderful adventures than the children ever imagined possible! Join the children and their new friends Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the Fairy as they explore this most magical of all fairytale worlds. The perfect gift for kids from 5 years olds, 6 year olds, 7 year olds, 8 year olds - or any age you can think of for an Enid Blyton fan! Included in this collection are: The Enchanted Wood The Magic Faraway Tree The Folk of the Faraway Tree The Enchanted Wood: When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the countryside, they discover that their new house lies next to the Enchanted Wood! And in that wood, lives the Magic Faraway Tree. This is no ordinary tree - it is home to more magical lands full of elves, pixies, talking creatures and wonderful adventures than the children ever imagined possible! They make new friends, whoosh down the amazing slippery-slip and even enjoy a fancy-dress feast in the Land Of Birthdays! Who knows what they will discover next? The Magic Faraway Tree: Joe, Beth and Frannie take their cousin Rick on a magical adventure up the Faraway Tree that he'll never forget! Discover how the children rescue Saucepan Man from the Land of Toys, what Pop Cakes and Toffee Shocks taste like and if Joe, Beth, Frannie and Rick can ever bear to leave the Land of Presents! Who wouldn't want to stay there forever?! The Folk of the Faraway Tree: When Joe, Beth and Frannie's mother announces that Connie, the daughter, of her friend is coming to stay, no one is very impressed. Not only is Connie quite bossy but it turns out that she refuses to believe in the Faraway Tree! A wonderful adventure to the Land of Treats, amongst many others, soon changes all that but when the Faraway Tree starts dying, everyone is devastated, and nobody knows what's wrong. Will the children ever be able to save the day - and the Magic Faraway Tree? ENID BLYTON is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Magic Faraway Tree, The Wishing-Chair series, The Mysteries, Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, particularly The Magic Faraway Tree are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come. Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain's true heritage children's authors. She remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children's favourite in reader polls.

Malory Towers Collection 2 Books 4-6

Malory Towers Collection 2 Books 4-6

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2020

For new girl Darrell Rivers, there are friends to be made, pranks to be played and fun to be had at Malory Towers in Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series. Upper Fourth Darrell is very pleased to be head girl, but Alicia and Betty are determined to ruin her good work. Meanwhile, Darrell's sister Felicity joins Malory Towers and becomes best friends with none other than June - obnoxious, brash and Alicia's cousin. In the Fifth Everybody at Malory Towers is excited about the Christmas pantomime. This year they'll be performing Cinderella and everybody wants to be involved. Matters turn very serious when head girl Moira receives an anonymous poison pen letter. Last Term Darrell and her friends have reached their last term at Malory Towers. But before they say good-bye one last time there are more adventures to be had, pranks to play and competitions to win. Expect drama at Malory Towers! Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. This collection features the original stories and is unillustrated.

Malory Towers Collection 1 Books 1-3

Malory Towers Collection 1 Books 1-3

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

There's more to life than lessons at Malory Towers, Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series. This fantastic bumper collection contains Malory Towers books 1-3, with a brand-new cover illustrated by Pippa Curnick. First Term Darrell Rivers is thrilled to start her first term at boarding school. She soon makes friends - and mischief! Another new girl, Gwendoline is beginning to get on everyone's nerves. Will Darrell be able to keep her fiery temper under control? Second Form Darrell Rivers is excited to be going into her second year at Malory Towers - but is she ready for the drama it will bring? Jealousy flares when a new head of the form is chosen, and the girls become suspicious when their belongings go missing. And why on earth has timid Mary-Lou ventured out during a terrible storm? Third Year This term, the girls get a surprise when Darrell Rivers returns to Malory Towers with a glamorous new girl in tow. Zerelda soon catches everyone's eye for all the wrong reasons! Meanwhile, Bill is causing a stir with her horse-mad ways - and there's a big shock in store for Darrell . . . Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. This collection features the original stories and is unillustrated.

Malory Towers Collection 3 Books 7-9

Malory Towers Collection 3 Books 7-9

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

There's more to life than lessons at Malory Towers, Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series. This fantastic bumper collection contains Malory Towers books 7-9, with a brand-new cover illustrated by Pippa Curnick. New Term Felicity Rivers is excited to be Head Girl of the third form and there are three new girls to help settle in this term. But Felicity's in for a shock when someone starts playing spiteful tricks. The girls suspect an old enemy is to blame. How will they find out for sure? Summer Term Summer at Malory Towers means picnics, swimming and horse-riding. There are also the usual tricks to play and secrets to keep, but no one was expecting a mystery to solve. So when a horse is stolen from the riding school run by old girls Bill and Clarissa, all the third-formers want to help. Who could the culprit be? Winter Term This term the fourth-formers are busy planning for the school Christmas concert, but that doesn't stop them plotting tricks too! Susan is supposed to be in charge of the play but bossy Sylvia wants to take over, and new teacher Miss Tallant seems surprisingly knowledgable about all of their plans. Could there be a spy in their midst? Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. Books 7-12 are authorised sequels of the series written by Pamela Cox in 2009 and focus on the adventures of Felicity Rivers, Susan Blake, and June Johns. This collection features the original stories and is unillustrated.

Malory Towers Collection 4 Books 10-12

Malory Towers Collection 4 Books 10-12

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

There's more to life than lessons at Malory Towers, Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series. This fantastic bumper collection contains Malory Towers books 10-12, with a brand-new cover illustrated by Pippa Curnick. Fun and Games It's competition time at Malory Towers and this term there's a tennis tournament and a music prize to be won! Tensions are running high, with games captain June and orchestra leader Millicent willing to do anything to succeed. But the girls have more to worry about when belongings start disappearing from dorms . . . Secrets Mischievous Daffy loves playing tricks, but when she goes too far, there are a few surprises in store . . . Meanwhile, there's something familiar about new pupil Alice. The girls are certain they've met her before - could she be hiding a secret? Goodbye Head Girl Felicity Rivers can hardly believe it's nearly time to leave her beloved school. The sixth-formers are hoping for a restful final term but headmistress Miss Grayling has other ideas - and so does an old pupil who makes a surprising return. It is not a great success. Can Felicity solve the problem, with some help from a few other familiar faces? Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. Books 7-12 are authorised sequels of the series written by Pamela Cox in 2009 and focus on the adventures of Felicity Rivers, Susan Blake, and June Johns. This collection features the original stories and is unillustrated.

Malory Towers Collection 2 Books 4-6

Malory Towers Collection 2 Books 4-6

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

There's more to life than lessons at Malory Towers, Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series. This fantastic bumper collection contains Malory Towers books 4-6, with a brand-new cover illustrated by Pippa Curnick. Upper Fourth Darrell Rivers is Head Girl of her class and her sister Felicity has joined Malory Towers. It looks set to be a wonderful term until Felicity makes friends with young trouble-maker June. With twins Connie and Ruth causing problems in their form too, Darrell's first term in charge is a big challenge . . . In the Fifth Now that Darrell Rivers and her friends are fifth-formers, it's their turn to produce the school play. There is plenty of talent on show but everyone has their own ideas and competition for the starring role is fierce. Can the girls overcome their quarrels so that no one is upstaged? Last Term Darrell Rivers is Head Girl of Malory Towers and there is plenty to keep her busy. Amanda is prepared to risk everything to be chosen to swim in the Olympics and spoilt Gwendoline is up to her usual tricks. Can Darrell stop Gwendoline from ruining their final term before it's time to wave goodbye? Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. This collection features the original stories and is unillustrated.