Has anybody ever read Enid Blyton books?

@raenie (707)
Philippines
January 29, 2007 7:55am CST
I just really love the books of this British author & really admire her imagination =)...just seeing her signature on the cover really brings back great memories... Do you know this author? If yes, what are your favorite books by her? Some favorites of mine would be The Faraway Tree (about an Enchanted Wood that has a very tall tree in which at its top, different kinds of Lands go there each week)...the Amelia Jane series (all about a very naughty doll & her adventures) & Mr. Pinkwhistle & lots more--sure do love those books, even made me feel like a Brit sometimes with all those tea parties & how much I was intrigued what treacle pudding tasted like!
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
15 Feb 07
oh I love Enid Blyton books as a kid, and to tell you frankly I wouldn't mind reading them now too..lol!I've read most of her books I think, the Faraway Tree series , Amelia Jane, Malory Towers,Secret Seven, The Famous Five,The Wishing Chair series,Noddy...we had a lovely collection of all these in our school library. I recently went out and bought a Faraway Tree book, I so wanted to read it again!:)
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@raenie (707)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
The Faraway Tree adventures have got to be my favorite Enid Blyton stories! they're just so wonderful & I can't help but get excited with the kids and their adventures--pretty exciting as to what the next land would be up there! I personally would love to visit the land of tea parties! =)
@Josette_J (806)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 07
I've read her books when I was young and I'm still reading them now! her books are great and good for kids. My favourites were The Five Find-Outers and Dog, the Barney mysteries, St. Clare's series, Adventures of the Wishing Chair, and her pixie stories. I also like Those Dreadful Children and Galliano's Circus.
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@raenie (707)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
I very much agree with you that Enid Blyton's books are great for any age! & like you, do still read her books from time to time...Based from the responses from this discussions, seems like I've been missing out on lots of her stories though since some titles are unfamiliar to me. But am looking forward to reading more of her books in future! =) have a wonderful day!
• Malaysia
30 Jan 07
YAY!!! Enid Blyton's books are really wonderful!!! I'm 16 n I still read her books everyday!! :) I have the whole 'Five Find-Outers and Dog' Series and many of the '-------- and other stories' books.
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@raenie (707)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
Good for you!! I do think that reading her stories are a wonderful way to make me feel young at heart--I'm 25 now & still read her books! & yup, do love those, "& other stories" how about the "Book of fairies' & also book of Brownies?? Just loved those books...& she also had a collection of Greek myths--such a great version of hers =)
@linoleum (200)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 07
I Like Enid so much. Her stories so light but full of meaning. I don't know the English tittle, but there is one story about Mr.X that becoming balloon because he eat cookies more than he could take.
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@raenie (707)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
Sorry, I can't remember that particular story but you are right that her stories have morla lessons...it's great how she does that--managing to include these in her stories..:)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
I grew up reading her books, I loved them all so much! The Faraway Tree and Wishing Chair adventures, the Naughtiest Girl in School, Mallory Towers & St Clares boarding school books, the Cherry Tree Farm series. I think I still have a lot of her books from when I was a child, they are very treasured to me :)
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@raenie (707)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
It's just amazing the variety of stories that Enid Blyton was able to write... too bad I haven't read her Mallory Towers stories...it's a really good thing that her books are starting to make a "comeback" her i the Philippines so that more kids will be aware of her wonderful stories...I'm with you that her books are surely something to treasure!! =)
@kuirqs (512)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
I definitely love the books by Enid Blyton! All the series that you mentioned are great ones! I like the Wishing Chair also...and her books on myths and legends. Enid Blyton is definitely one of my favorite authors.
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@raenie (707)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
I agree with you on that one, of how Enid Blyton can easily be one of my favorite authors...sure wouldn't mind reading those books over & over again!
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
29 Jan 07
When I was young I would read all the books I could manage to that was written by Enid Blyton. I love the fairy tales, the adventure and mystery stories too. I think I read almost all the books that were written in series for eg famous five. Wouldn't you love to sit in The Wishing Chair or climb the Faraway Tree? I would.
@raenie (707)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
The same goes for me--I couldn't wait to check out the books from our school library to get ahold of those lovely books...& yes! I really did wish at times that I could get away to the Faraway Tree or ride off in the Wishing chair! Those books sure brought out a LOT of imagination in me as a child! =)My, I sure would love to meet up with The Saucepan Man, Silky & Moonface some day! Who's your favorite faraway folk? =)
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 07
OMG I completely forgot about Mr Pinkwhistle! I think one of the stories was Mr Pinkwhistle's party? I do remember a story when Mr Pinkwhistle gets his own back on bullies who were terrorizing children, I wish I could remember that story and be able to read it again. My favourite was The Famous Five adventures, I didn't get into Secret Seven, I far prefer the Famous Five, I believe they televised it too. Great memories indeed oh and I love treacle pudding even as an adult, some habits die hard!
@raenie (707)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
Yes, I think that also sounds familiar, the title of the story...& I just loved the illustrations that went with her stories (how Mr. Pinkwhistle's cheeks were soo rosy--fitting for his name) & do you also remember Mr. MEddle? funny guy! made me want to say "No, don't meddle in that please!!" hehe Too bad I wasn't able to read much of the Famous Five series...but will try to read those books when I get the chance...hehe as for the treacle pudding, am still curious what it tastes like-- I don't know, I just find the word "treacle" so appealing, so yummy & gooey all at the same time--do correct me if I'm wrong--is treacle some kind of syrup or maybe honey? =)
• Indonesia
29 Apr 12
My sister just gave me Enid Blyton's "the famous five" series. I just finished one of the books 'Five Go Off in a Caravan', I grow up reading Enid Blyton's books like Famous Five (I really like the character George or actually her real name is Georgina Kirrin in this book, even she is portrayed as a stubborn girl who wanted to look like a boy but sometime she was being so sensitive specially when it is related to Timmy her dog), Malory towers (how I love these books about darell rivers adventours with her friends sally hope, alicia, etc in a boarding school, when I was a little kid I loved to imagine how it would be to live in a boarding school), The five find outers (I like these books more than the famous five, fatty was the brain of their detective agents lol but sometime he was too fussy and annoying), My old collections are the Enid Blyton's that already translated to my language, and this time because Im being serious in learning English so my sister gave me the English version of the books. I could read ebooks for those series but I still love to read printed books so it is amazing to get my favorite book from my sister.
• India
18 Nov 10
Enid Blyton - that was the favourite name of mine in my childhood . Her books were tood good to read in that age . Her language is very easy and entertaning for the kids . Also in each book her imagination and the plot of the story really wonderful .Some of my most favourite Enid Blyton books are - The Mystery of Invisible thief , Mystery of Disappearing cat , Runaway mystery and many more ...