When I read the Harry Potter books, as fantastic, original and briliant as they were I couldn't help thinking they reminded me of something. This series and the Faraway Tree series would be it! J K Rowling must have read Enid Blyton as a child because her works are very sympathetic to Blyton's Visions. I read these stories as a child and have ordered them again under the pretence of readign them to my step-son - I'm not sure who'll get the most of them. The fantasy and imagination of the lands the children go to and who they meet are phenomenal. If you or your kids love Harry Potter then get these now.