Be whisked away by Enid Blyton, one of the world's best storytellers, on not one but THREE magical Wishing-Chair adventures in this bumper illustrated collection!When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! The Wishing Chair takes them on some marvellous adventures including a trip to a castle where they narrowly escape from a giant, find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and even help Santa Claus deliver presents for Christmas! Wherever will the wishing-chair take them next?Included in this collection are:Adventures of the Wishing-ChairThe Wishing-Chair AgainMore Wishing-Chair Stories
Whizz off on three magical adventures in one bumper book from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. The Adventures of the Wishing- Chair: When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! The Wishing-Chair takes them on some marvellous adventures – to a castle where they narrowly escape from a giant and rescue Chinky the pixie, to the Land of Dreams, and to a disappearing island! The Wishing-Chair Again: Mollie and Peter are home for the holidays and they long to see their friend Chinky and their magic Wishing-Chair. Together they have wonderful adventures, but what happens when the Wishing-Chair is stolen and then gets its wings cut off by the naughty Slipperies? More Wishing-Chair Stories: Mollie and Peter and Chinky the pixie have more amazing adventures on their Wishing-Chair. They find gold at the end of the rainbow, they meet brownies and they visit the Land of Wishes. Best of all they get to help Santa Claus deliver presents for Christmas! Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come.
The fantastic bumper volume of classic stories from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. Brer Rabbit will never learn! He loves to play jokes, tricks and set traps for his friends – but once in a while, they beat him at his own game! These timeless stories of the briar patch trickster are re-told in Blyton’s hugely popular and successful style. This collection contains many Brer Rabbit stories from the books Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Book, Brer Rabbit Again and Brer Rabbit's a Rascal. Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. In these three Brer Rabbit stories, readers can enjoy all the magic, fun and adventure one can be guaranteed of when they open a Blyton classic. Short chapters and beautiful illustrations make Brer Rabbit perfect bedtime reading for children aged six and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans. Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Enid takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain’s true heritage children’s authors. 'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' – Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.
A fantastic bumper volume of classic stories from a much-loved author. The Mystery series follows the adventures of 'The Five Find Outers'- Pip, Bets, Larry, Daisy and Fatty, as they solve the most mysterious cases with the help of their dog Buster. This first volume collects the first three stories in the series: The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage, The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat and The Mystery of the Secret Room. Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time. Thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven, she has sold over 400 million books in more than 40 languages worldwide. Her Mysteries stories have charmed generations of children – and they are as popular today as they have ever been.
No longer little children, but not yet teenagers, children in the primary school years (between seven and twelve) face big emotional, social, psychological and physical changes. How can parents best support their children whilst also embracing their growing independence? Inspired by the Waldorf approach to child development, Lou Harvey-Zahra explains the three major transitions, or 'rubicons', of middle childhood at ages seven, nine and twelve. She offers practical tips and guidance to help parents through the challenges of the middle years, including: Creative solutions for common discipline issues Helpful routines for busy households to strengthen family bonds Suggested responses to tricky childhood questions Sensitive advice to help children manage anger and anxiety Growing Children, Thriving Children empowers parents to navigate the middle years with confidence.
A fantastic bumper volume of classic stories from a much-loved author. The O’Sullivan twins and their friends are back in this collection recounting their middle years at the famous boarding school. There are some new arrivals who cause a commotion, but as tricks are played and hidden talents revealed, the girls find a way to get along together- or most of them do! This volume collects books 4-6 in the series, Second Form at St. Clare’s, Third Form at St. Clare’s and Kitty at St. Clare’s. Books 5 & 6 are by Pamela Cox.
Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.
A collection of classic children’s stories from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. School life has never been so splendid. Jolly hockey sticks! It's the twins' first year at St Clare's - that means three terms of adventures in the same volume for the first time! The Twins at St Clare's - Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan plan to give everyone at their new school a few surprises. But it's them who are in for a shock... The O'Sullivan Twins - Pat and Isabel are determined to work hard this term. But it's just so tempting to play a few tricks on Mam'zelle... Summer Term at St Clare's. New girl Carlotta has a secret past! What will happen when sneaky Prudence tells the rest of the class? Watch out! There's trouble at St Clare's! Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her school stories – including the St Clare’s and Malory Towers series are the perfect books for girls who are experiencing their own adventure at school.
Popular and little-known stories by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton, brought together in a stunning ebook, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. Enid Blyton was a storyteller who effortlessly transported readers to the enchanted lands of her imagination. In Blyton's world, carpets could grant wishes, rabbits rode on underground railways and magic doors and rabbit-holes took adventurous children into strange new worlds. This collection, compiled by renowned Blyton experts Norman Wright and Mary Cadogan, combs the Blyton archive to select extracts from popular works such as The Magic Faraway Tree as well as forgotten tales from the hundreds of magazines Enid wrote and edited in the 40s and 50s. The book is divided into six chapters, such as 'Wizards and Witches', 'Animal Magic', 'Extraordinary Objects' and Greedy Magic'. Renowned illustrator Emma Chichester Clark, who illustrated the cover for the 70th anniversary edition of Five Runaway Together has provided atmospheric black and white drawings and eight full-colour illustrations.
When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, that is the beginning of many magical adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? There'll be adventures waiting for them, whatever happens!
When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the countryside, they discover that their new house lies next to the Enchanted Wood! And in that wood, lives the Magic Faraway Tree. This is no ordinary tree - it is home to more magical lands full of elves, pixies, talking creatures and wonderful adventures than the children ever imagined possible! Join the children and their new friends Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the Fairy as they explore this most magical of all fairytale worlds.
Responding to the astonishing success of J. K. Rowling and other contemporary authors, the editors of this timely volume take up the challenge of assessing the complex interplay of forces that have generated, and sometimes sustained, the popularity of children's books. Ranging from eighteenth-century chapbooks to the stories of Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl, and from science schoolbooks to Harry Potter, these essays show how authorial talent operates within its cultural context to make a children's classic.
Naughty Amelia Jane, Amelia Jane is Naughty Again and Amelia Jane Gets Into Trouble. In these hilarious stories, the terror of the toy cupboard, the rag doll Amelia Jane, has all sorts of exciting adventures. One thing's for sure- not many of the other toys get the better of Amelia Jane!