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Many adults will have fond memories of discovering the world of The Enchanted Wood: from the delightfully gentle Silky the Fairy, to the wonderfully bizarre but terminally jolly Moon-Face who along with a host of strange and mysterious characters live among the branches of The Magic Faraway Tree.
Kate Winslet, the award-winning actress, was captivated by the stories at an early age and during her pregnancy approached the company who own the rights to the Enid Blyton name to ask them if they would be interested in having her record these magical stories on tape. The result is stunning.
Winslet, with her gentle, singsong voice, captures the pure joy of these unforgettable stories from the moment the tale begins, and Joe, Beth and Fanny--the three young children who move from the city with their family to the country house surrounded by the Enchanted Wood--are captured as the wide-eyed and open-minded children they really are, eager to become involved in all manner of adventure and never once questioning that this strange world they have entered might not be quite, well, normal.
Probably the most memorable and certainly the most magical Enid Blyton stories of all are here brought to life with aplomb, with Winslet's enthusiasm for the tales she tells on this five-hour collection shining through.
This recording of The Enchanted Wood is set to become a classic, and would make a fantastic gift for the young, while providing an enchanting trip down memory lane for the adult who has never quite let go of the magic. (Ages 4 and over) --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
brand new book-very fast delivery-great read for children and brought back memories for someone who waited in line to read in 1939!Published 15 days ago by memopad
Both my boys (7 & 4 yrs) loved being read this story. Worth paying a bit extra for the colour illustrations.Published 1 month ago by Miss Gwennyth L Georgiou
Great book to get young people reading ,never seems to datePublished 1 month ago by Linde C. Robinson
My 7 year old daughter loves these books - she can just about read them on her own too..Published 1 month ago by Mrs K Chat
Clearly a lot of imagination has gone into writing this book. Great book!Published 2 months ago by Manpreet Chhokar
This was a birthday present for a great niece who was 5 years oldPublished 2 months ago by Hilary Gee
Currently reading to my 4 year old twins who seem to be enjoying.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Lovely children's story I read this book as a child then read to my own child and so.I never forgot the story every small child should read itPublished 4 months ago by Patricia Francis