When Iwas a child my very favourite children’s books were the Magic Faraway tree series by Enid Blyton. My mum had read them before me and I eagerly passed mine to my children. They didn’t disappoint. Both love them
Annalise and her pal Alice made this wonderful picture of the Magic Faraway Tree last weekend full of the splendid characters that inhabit it..Moonface and Saucepan man, the Angry Pixie, Silkie the fairy and of course Dame Washalot.The land at the top is the land of toys and if you have read the book you will know that could change any minute! They included the washing basket that hoists up the children and of course the slippery slip is there. That was on Sunday.
And then Monday plopping through my inbox came the good news that the magic faraway Tree is ofr the first time going to be made into a film.
These are books that fire the imagination like no other…wonderful news indeed. Ask anyone if they have read these books and if the y have I bet they smile as they remember them.
Written between 1939 and 1951, The Magic Faraway Tree series is made up of four novels: The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Folk Of The Faraway Tree and Up The Faraway Tree, all of which have been optioned by Neal Street Productions for development.
The stories take place int he Enchanted Wood in which The Magic Faraway Tree grows and it is a tree like no other..filled with an odd assortment of folk and lands that arrive and stay for a while at the top that lead to all sorts of adventures for the children who visit.
You MUST introduce your kids to these ace books
Enid Blyton is one of the world’s best-selling children’s authors. She has sold excess of 500 million copies of her books, and they have been translated into over 40 languages.
Blimey! I cannot wait for this film and neither can the kids.
Tis very good news for children’s books
(Ooh have a look HERE to see where Annalise and Alice’s picture ended up! )