The Enchanted Wood: Book 1, Book 1

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Hachette Children's, Jul 2, 2015 - Juvenile Fiction - 276 pages

The first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton.

Joe, Beth and Frannie find the Enchanted Wood on the doorstep of their new home, and when they discover the Faraway Tree they fall into all sorts of adventures!

Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure!

First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).


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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

This was one of my very favourite childhood books when I was about six. I re-read it in my teens. I read it to my sons when they were small. Just recently, I read it aloud to a five-year-old friend ... Read full review

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I loved this series as a child and have recently reread this book. Three children move to the countryside and find that the wood behind their house is magical, the Faraway Tree is a tree that leads to ... Read full review


How they found the Magic Wood 2 First visit to the Wood 3 Up the Faraway Tree
The folk in the Faraway Tree 5 The Roundabout Land
MoonFace and the slipperyslip 7 Beth makes some toffee for MoonFace 8 Joe and the Magic Snowman 9 The House of the Three Bears
The Battle of the Bears 11 More and more surprises 12 What happened to the Snowman 13 MoonFace gets into trouble 14 The funny old Saucepan ...
MoonFace gets into a fix 20 Off to Dame Snaps school 21 Silkys clock is very clever 22 Up to the Land of Toys 23 They get into trouble
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Enid Blyton's books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other children's author.

She wrote over 700 books and about 2,000 short stories, including favourites such as The Famous Five,The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers and Noddy.

Born in London in 1897, Enid lived much of her life in Buckinghamshire and adored dogs, gardening and the countryside. She died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers.

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