The Magic Faraway Tree

I thought I'd share with you some more of the books I loved as a child, and which my children love today. Enid Blyton is a perennial favourite, despite some of the dodgy stories that have come out about her. How wonderful for a child to dream of an Enchanted Wood beyond their back garden, where the trees whisper to each other and one very special tree is home to a host of magical characters. The whimsical illustrations made it even more charming.

The 1943 First Edition dust jacket, delightfully illustrated by Dorothy M. Wheeler
The 1971 Dean edition that I had as a child
Jo, Bessie, Fanny, Dick, Moonface, Silky & the Saucepan Man in the Land of Topsy-Turvy

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