Enid Blyton in general Reviews
Description:Author: Enid Blyton
Newest Review: ... 'ordinary' kids in extraordinary situations such as solving mysteries, crimes & generally having exciting adventures. There was, of course, Noddy - what you can you really say about him & Big Ears et al? Having been born in the early 1950s EB was great reading for me from an early age, my parents even treated me a 'Sunny Story' magazine subscription & I remember being a member ... more
Customer Enid Blyton in general Reviews (14)
by - written on 29/07/09, updated on 29/07/09 (Very useful, 116 readings)
I'm certain that everyone must have heard Enid Blyton as apparently her book sales have been in excess of 400 million copies worldwide. She was a prolific children's author & I'm sure there are many, like me, who wouldn't have experienced the joy of reading if she hadn't written when she did. Her works can broadly be popped into 3 categories I guess - - fantasy - including elves, goblins & pixies - eg The Faraway Tree & Wishing Chair stories - boarding school tales such as Malory Towers, St Clares & The Naughtiest Girl novels - those involving 'ordinary' kids in extraordinary situations such as solving mysteries, crimes ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/05/02, updated on 02/05/02 (Very useful, 1994 readings)
Don’t you just love the wonderfully odd logic of children? When I was younger, for example, I desperately wanted to go to an Enid Blyton style Boarding school. When I realized this wasn’t likely to happen, I made up my mind that I would be a teacher at one when I was older because that way I’d be getting paid to do things like have midnight feasts by the pool. It never seemed to click in my little mind that teachers wouldn’t get these “bonuses” and that ginger beer is no longer as readily available as it used to be… Back to the subject at hand then. Enid Blyton. BIOGRAPHY Enid Mary Blyton was born in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/09/01, updated on 25/04/05 (Very useful, 74 readings)
In recent years Enid Blyton books have attracted a lot of criticism for not being politically correct, and being old fashioned in general. To me, this not only completely misses the point of children's books, but is also a daft thing to say! Enid Blyton books are not 'politically correct' because at the time they were written, I don't think such a term even existed! They are old fashioned because they were written some time ago. They were not written in the age of computer games and satellite telly, but in the days when kids did entertain themselves by going for bike rides and picnics, and the world was safe enough (or at least perceived to be ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/09/01, updated on 19/09/01 (Very useful, 48 readings)
I do like Enid Blyton. Especially The Famous Five, but also The Naughty Girl, St Clare's and many others. And I am not ashamed of it. I used to collect them when I was a child. I started when I was 6 and managed to get one almost every month, some extra in Christmas, summer holidays, or birthdays. Of course, they were not the only books that I read, but these were about normal children like me leading exciting lifes. Adventures! We all tried to copy them. We had our own secret clubs, we explored old houses, spied neighbours and loved any small island that could come in our way. They were the reason I wanted to go to a boarding ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/08/01, updated on 20/08/01 (Very useful, 108 readings)
Enid Blyton is one of the most famous childrens story writer in the world. Her books have sold millions and she is a record breaking author. She has written many books including The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Enid Blyton is the author of more than 700 childrens books. She was born on 11th August, 1897, in South London. She was the eldest in her family of three children. Her many great books have made her famous world wide and even though she is no longer alive she still lives on through her books. The naughtiest girl in the school/ The naughtiest girl again/ The naughtiest girl is a moniter; This is a three in one book but they do also come ... Read the complete review
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