The Magic Faraway Tree – My Favourite Children’s Book

The Magic Faraway Tree

If there is ever a book I wish I had written it is this one.  People who have read it as a child light up when you talk about it. Children sparkle when they have read it and are so eagerto tell you about all the brilliant creatures that live in the tree and all the magic lands that come to stay at the top of tree.

Enid Blyton created a wondeful story setting with this book. The tree has dame wash-a -lot who pours her washing down the tree and soaks the children climbing it. It houses the lovely Moonface with his slippery slip slide right down the middle of the tree. It also houses the Angry Pixie who throws his ink and fairies, gnomes, Mr. Saucepanman and many more delightful characters.  

It is set in the heart of the Enchanted Wood and is found by 3 children who adventure there. The lands that settle at the top of the tree are wonderful and dream fuelling like the land of birthdays and a bit scary too like  the land of the polar bears.

The book absolutely enages you and best yet there are 2 more in the series. I read this to my son when he was 5. The perfect age. This is one not to miss and to remember forever. I must have read these books  at least a dozen times and I still have copies form my childhood.

They are special




  1. Tracy Nixon
    April 24, 2011 / 9:01 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember that book along with others in the series – when I was a little girl!!!!! Moonface – wow I have great memories of dear dear Enid Blyton…..I still have every single Famous Five Book, The Secret Seven….my children are a little too young for them just now but very soon I shall be hunting them out of the loft!!! Thanks xxxx Happy Easter xxxx

  2. April 26, 2011 / 10:07 am

    I love this series, which I’ve just finished reading to my nearly-3-year-old. Okay, so she’s a bit young to appreciate them, but I don’t think you can get too much of them or the similar Wishing Chair books. I loved them all as a kid, and hope she does too as she gets older.

  3. April 26, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    Oh yes! My DD who is 10 still reads her copy of this book time and time again. She LOVES Enid Blyton and some of her language shows she is well read in this author – the other day I was wearing a dress and my DD commented “I love your frock”. LOve it!

  4. Becky
    April 27, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    My son said splendid the other day!!

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