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The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair (Wishing Chair Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Enid Blyton
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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A classic children’s story from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. Be whisked away by these magical Wishing-Chair stories.

When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! The Wishing-Chair takes them on some marvellous adventures – to a castle where they narrowly escape from a giant and rescue Chinky the pixie, to the Land of Dreams, and to a disappearing island!

Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree­, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, including The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come.

About the Author

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3325 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont (25 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GJUF94M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #56,303 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exciting! 25 Jun. 2000
By A Customer
i really enjoyed this book, especially the part were they flew on the chair for the first time. I thought the book was very easy to read and understand and captured my imagination.
Chloe Harvatt age 8
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top 10! 17 July 2003
I can't believe you can still get this amazing book! Whilst I'm not a complete fan of Ms Blyton, this and it's sequel 'The Wishing Chair Again' are in my top 10 of favourite books from my childhood - and that's a lot of books! It has all the classic ingredients - magic, fantasy, almost-but-not-quite too good to be true children, naughty magical folk such as elves, a mad witch and amazing places to visit! I was raving about this book to a friend with a little girl obsessed with Harry Potter recently - she has gone out to buy it for her and I'm sure any child who is enthralled with the world of Hogwarts will find this almost as engaging. Enid manages to keep most of her own views on the world out of this book and just lets her love of children, magic and story telling go wild. A beautifully written book and as each adventure practically has its own chapter it makes easy reading for young ones - they can have a bedtime adventure a night! If you are a parent - please buy this book!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Of Flying chairs, pixies, magicians and more 25 Oct. 2008
As a child, much of my reading was Enid Blyton, and I still remember reading this book and the sequels. I recently started my kids on Enid Blyton and, as I expected, the stories are timeless and the are enjoying them as much as I did.

The Wishing Chair is a magic chair which grows wings and takes Peter and Mollie on adventures, accompanied by Chinky, a pixie whom they rescued from a brutal ogre. The stories are simple: in one they save a village from a pompous and oppressive sorceror; in another they attend a magician's birthday party; in another the chair is made invisible and they have to find a spell to make it visible again. Timeless stories that can be, and should be, as enjoyable to kids now as they were way back when.

Peter and Mollie are of indeterminate age and the characters are quite simple, but it is this which makes it timeless and means that kids today can enjoy them as much as their parents did in the 70s and probably their grandparents did. With each story being 5 or 6 pages we can easily manage a couple of stories a night.

Thankfully this book has managed to escape the ridiculous editing that felled The Faraway Tree, where Fanny became Frannie and the beautiful illustrations were replaced with idiotic cartoons. Here, the illustrations are the same, idyllic drawings that I remember, with a dashingly handsome Peter complete with curl, and a beautiful Mollie. And Chinky has remained Chinky!

Simple, idyllic stories for kids which can still be enjoyed today; so far untouched by editing in the name of PC or modernisation, and a nice change from the violence of Power Rangers or Robots. And the kids still enjoy them.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good book for Bed-time stories. 1 July 2000
By A Customer
This is a book which I thoroughly enjoyed as a child and which I have just finished reading to my two young children aged 3 and 4. They couldn`t wait to hear the next chapter. Although the children get into all sorts of adventures(typically Enid Blyton)there was never any that were too frightening for them.It really captured their imaginations,and they identified with the two young children in the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 17 April 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my 5 year old. We found my old 'Wishing chair again' book in the loft and she loved it so i set sbout hunting this one down. This is a beautiful book, lovely illustrations and the characters have all retained their original names.

My daughter loves it, we read a chapter every night and she can't wait to get to bed for the next instalment!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where's my Wishing Chair? 27 April 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If I had a chair as wonderful as this I'd never be bored again just think of the adventures I could go on oh what it is to dream a dream zzzz.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wicked ! 18 Jan. 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is what my 10 yr old grandson asked for for Xmas, he commented "wicked" ! so I guess he really liked it ! so glad that he is READING ! especially Enid I did 69 yrs ago !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still great 30 years later 9 Nov. 2010
By Hula
I bought this for my 6 year old daughters birthday (to read to her at bedtime) and we're both really enjoying it. It's just as good as I remember from my first read over 30 years ago! So some characters have un-pc names (Chinky etc) but for me this just adds to the nostalgia. Brilliant, highly recommended.
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