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The Folk of the Faraway Tree [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Enid Blyton
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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1 Jan 2002
Jo, Bessie and Fanny have a visit from snooty friend Connie. Connie won't believe in the Faraway Tree and the magical people who live there - Moon-face, Silky the fairy and Saucepan Man. There's only one way to prove her wrong - together the children climb the tree, and visit some of the lands at the top of it, like the Land of Secrets and the Land of Treats. And after a few adventures, Connie learns to be a nicer person altogether!

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  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd; New edition edition (1 Jan 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749748028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749748029
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 795,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Enid Blyton is one of the best-loved children's authors with over 700 titles published. Aged 27, Enid married Hugh Pollock and moved to London. They had two children, and soon afterwards Enid wrote her first novel, The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair. Throughout the 40s and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: adventure stories, mysteries, magical stories, farming stories, stories for younger children, and best-selling series like Malory Towers and Amelia Jane. She is the author of The Famous Five series, The Secret Seven series, The Wishing Chair series, Malory Towers, St Clare's, The Magic Faraway Tree series, Amelia Jane stories and many more! Enid died in 1963. Her stories remain timeless classics, adored throughout the world. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Buy another version 20 May 2012
I loved these books as a girl and was really excited about reading them with my 5 year old. I had long given away my 1970s versions and bought these as a replacement (actually, I thought I was buying a different version altogether as the image on the book I thought I was buying was different to the one I received and am reviewing here). This is a poorly put together book with poor quality paper and TERRIBLE illustrations. The cover has one of the charming original illustrations but don't be fooled, the inside doesn't. Look elsewhere for a nicer copy. Also be aware that the reviews on Amazon don't necessarily match up to the version you are buying. Perhaps best to check in a book shop that the version you are ordering is the the version you want if being close to the originals matters to you. Such as a shame to ruin such lovely books.

Edited to add that confusingly this review has been attached to the version that I THOUGHT I was buying not the version I was sent. The version my review refers to is the version published by Dean in 2011 (Folk Faraway Tree Enid Blyton
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice bedtime book 19 July 2001
By A Customer
My granny has read this book to me at least three times. I love all the lands and I love the saucepan man because he always misunderstands things. I wish I had my own faraway tree. From Georgia aged 8, Italy
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars childhood favourite 12 Feb 2003
If I have to choose one book as my all time childhood favourite it would be the faraway tree books and I couldnt choose one it has to be all of them, these books took me to faraway magical places as a child, Enid Blyton is the best childrens author of all time and now that I am pregnant with my first child I look forward to introducing the amazingly complex and richly descriptive magickal folk of the faraway tree to my children and my childrens children
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unfinished 5 April 2007
By sweavo
These editions of the faraway tree stories are extremely rough. Jill Newton's drawings actually detract from the atmosphere (strange because her illustrations in other books are lovely - I get the impression she was asked for a set of rough sketches then they went ahead to production without paying her for production-quality illustrations). Continuity errors abound. Fanny is called Frannie in most of the book and Fanny on the back cover, characters trip over their beards in the story who are illustrated beardless. Characters are specifically described as wearing particular dress then illustrated without. The cover art seems to be from two different artists too. Please spend a little more and find a version that allows you to get into the atmosphere unjarred by poor production values.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just awesome 2 April 2000
This story is probably the best book there is for children. The plot of the story will get u totally into the book and you wish you were there with them. Heck, i even dreamt of being in "The land of Candy" or something along those lines where everything was made of chocolate or candy. (I loved the bushes that grew stuff) It's just awesome..
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars all grown up and still reading them....... 3 Sep 1999
By A Customer
I received these books as a gift from my grandmother.(My family is originally from England). I have read them so many times that they are falling apart. I now read them to my children.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last....! 1 Oct 2002
This has to be the best book going.... i have been searching for some time in shops trying to finad a copy and at last i have one... my old copy is absoulty ruined... i have been reading it since i was 7 and now im 18 and i still love it ... there is so much energy in it...i like reading about all of the different lands at the top...a different one each would be great to have a tree like that ! i would recomend this book to anyone who has a little imagination - however old you are...!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars the Faraway tree 12 Aug 2005
There must be some kind of mistake with the three new books, The books are not 416 pages as indicated, but under 200. Still the stories are the same. But no extra illustrations as I had hoped.
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