Why every Child Should Read Enid Blyton Books
Enid Blyton was a very successful children’s author, who wrote hundreds of children’s books since the 1930s and sold over 600 million! Many children grew up reading Enid Blyton books, which transported them to magical lands, on mysterious adventures, and were full of magic, so it is not surprising that they were so popular amongst children. In the busy and challenging world of today, it is even more important for children to have their imaginations fired up by these wonderful books, and forget the pressure of school and homework! To help your children into Enid Blyton’s magical world, my word buddy is an app to help children read better. Reading is not only a valuable skill for the future, but there is so much enjoyment in reading.
One of Enid Blyton’s most popular books is the Magic Faraway Tree – the stories of three children’s adventures when they move near to a wood which is home to a mysterious tall tree. The children discover the tree is home to Moonface, Silky and the Saucepan Man, and follows their adventures as they climb the tree to the top, and explore the magical lands that appear there – including the Land of Spells, the Land of Birthdays and the Land of Topsy-Turvy to name but a few!
Of course, you can’t mention Enid Blyton and not mention the Famous Five! – since the publication in 1942 of Five on treasure island, a grand total of 21 full length adventures have since followed, and short stories too! Julia, George, Anne Dick and the dog Timmy have been inviting children into their wonderful world since then, to joining their many adventures with courage, a lot of fun and a pack of sandwiches!
Another of Enid Blyton’s great characters is Amelia Jane – a naughty doll who comes to life with all the other toys in the nursery when no humans are watching, these stories will have children laughing out loud at all the mischief and havoc that she creates – she was actually based on a doll owned by Enid’s daughter Gillian!
There are so many more Enid Blyton books to explore, these are just a few of her popular stories – still as magical today as they ever were.