The Enchanted Wood (The Magic Faraway Tree) Paperback – 3 May 2007
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The Enchanted Wood is one of Enid Blyton's most memorable and truly imaginative stories, capturing a world where almost anything can happen if you just believe in the magic of nature and its creatures.
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.
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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Top Customer Reviews
Primarily nostalgia, because I remembered it so vividly,secondly,I knew it would capture her imagination.
I received this book as a reward for attending'Sunday School'and,as a young girl,read it several times.
My daughter was fascinated by the stories of the three children and their adventures into the unknown-and I found myself yearning to read more.
This prompted me to search for more stories(which I knew existed),and I found the trilogy-even my 2 year old daughter knows of 'Moonface & Silky'now,through'The Faraway Tree'& The Folk of The Faraway Tree'
If you never read another book to your child, please don't deprive them of this fantastic journey-sorry J.K, I've yet to read yours, but for me the Queen of the Imagination will always be Enid Blyton
I would be here all day explaining how good it is so i will give you 1 word 2 sum this book up-
buy it now u will love it and have loads of fun reading it.
Now I read it to my 3 year old girl and 7 year old boy each night and they both can't wait for the next chapter.
Apart from the excellent stories the chapters are just long enough to keep the children awake and just short enough for parents not to lose their voices!
You can also pick out any chapter at random and it will start with the children climbing the tree and end with them tucked up safely in bed.
They are great for reading to children of mixed ages.
This book is so inspiring and reminds me that playing outside with children, making up your own adventures is the best fun ever!!!!
The Wishing Chair books are also made the same way. Although my son hasn't tired of them yet I have just bought him a book from Blyton's Secret series for him to read to himself - although I will still be reading this book to them out loud - I love making up different voices for each of the characters!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Adventure, strange characters, lands at the top of the tree.... A brilliant read which really captures your imagination.Published 2 days ago by Emma Taylor
I was very happy to find this book available in its original format, it has been read many times and will continue to be, as my 7 year old loves it.Published 2 months ago by michelleh
This was my favourite book as a child, created lifetime memories so having a re-read. Great for children and adults alike.Published 3 months ago by Jo
Childhood memories and looking forward to reading this to the grandchildren.Published 6 months ago by Sara Wilson
My 3 and 6 year old absolutely loves this story. They are now crying themselves to sleep because it's finished! Unbeknown to them we have the next book to start tomorrow night!Published 6 months ago by S. Parker