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Book Review: Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton - Reviewed by ohbukowski (31 Jul 2011)
Enid Blyton's books are a lovely blast from the past. The only things you need to worry about are the occasionally sexist or perhaps racist themes (gollywogs etc) but it's all very innocent and well intentioned. The magic faraway tree stretches into a kind of portal, leading up to far away lands. The portal changes, skipping to new worlds, so visits needs must be short and sweet. Some worlds are delightful, some are scary (a seasickness inducing land where everything rolls and pitches), a land of dreams, wonderful lands filled with toys and presents. Ms Blyton's books shy away from any dark or dreary subject and are quite infantile and simplistic. Never the less, they are super well imagined and very cute! Great for younger readers.
Enid Blyton Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the best-known and best-loved children's authors. The characters in her stories have been enjoyed for generations and she is consistently voted number one in children's favourite author polls. She has over 600 children's books to her credit, including series such as Malory Towers, St Clare's, The Faraway Tree, The Wishing-Chair and Famous Five.
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