'Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the country and find an Enchanted Wood right on their doorstep. In the magic Faraway Tree live the magical characters that soon become their new friends – Moon-Face, Silky the fairy, and Saucepan Man. Together they visit the strange lands (the Roundabout Land, the Land of Ice and Snow, Toyland and the Land of Take What You Want) atop the tree and have the most exciting adventures – and narrow escapes.'

This book was wonderful.

Enid Blyton's books are classics for a reason. I grew up with these amazing stories and now re-reading them as an adult has really been a wonderful experience, helping me escape the real world and remind me of the joys of imagination.

I really loved this book and I thought the concept of the Faraway Tree was brilliant. A magical tree where magical beings live is a wonderful idea for a story. To then have the addition of various whimsical lands come to the top of the tree made for such an exciting story.

Enid Blyton's writing is an absolute pleasure to read, Her writing had amazing pacing and flow and even though it can be dated at times, the language is just so infectious that you become completely captivated after a few pages.

This book doesn't just contain one single adventure but a collection of different adventures all beautifully woven together.

I loved the characters in this book, they were fun and entertaining. Getting to interact with these characters through the eyes of the children was a really joyful experience.

The magical lands at the top of the Faraway Tree were wonderfully imaginative; The Rocking Land, The Land of Take-What-You-Want and The Land of Birthdays, just to name a few. These wonderful places made for a truly wonderful reading experience.

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton is a book that I believe everyone should read at least once in their life time.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker