Magic Faraway Tree Collection: 3 Books In 1
- Egmont Uk LTD
- Publication Date:
- 02 June 2008
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This is a book from my childhood of which I have very fond memories. My daughter, who has just turned six, has just finished reading it and, I have to say, it seems to have enthralled her just as much now as it did me over 30 years ago! Memories came flooding back as she giggled at the little rhymes and misunderstandings of the Saucepan Man, drew pictures of how she imagined Moonface's slippery slip to be, and insisted on playing "The Faraway Tree" in the back yard with her as Frannie (or Fanny as I remember her!), me as Beth (aka Bessie) and her younger brother as a rather uncooperative Joe. Enid Blyton - a national treasure if ever there was one!
One of my favourite books as a child, I first read it when I was ten, and have been continously rereading up till now. As a child, Blyton painted such a vivid fantasy world that I was ready and willing to escape to a forest to meet Jo, Bess, and Frannie.
Another brilliant Enid Blyton book that I loved as a child. I really liked the idea of their being different worlds you could explore at the top of the tree.
My favourite series as a kid, I adored them. It's a pity really learning about what kind of a hypocrite Enid was concerning her own family and the lies she made up about them. (That her mother died when she hadn't, that her dog was still alive when it died etc) but her books are still very good for young children. They're simple and fun - they take you into a world you WANT to be in. Not just an interesting story - but they take you into this fantastic magical world and really inspire imagination and creativity.
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