Book Cover
Title My Best Book of Enid Blyton Stories
Series ---
Author Enid Blyton
Illustrated By Rene Cloke
Publisher Award Publications - 1980
First Printing ---
Category Children
Warnings None

Main Characters


Main Elements Anthropomorphic, fairies, wizards

  • The Lost Hum
  • The Flying Kite
  • Bubbly's Trick
  • The Blown-Away Rabbit
  • Blackberry Tart
  • Sally Simple's Matches
  • Snubby's Tail
  • Susie and Her Shadow
  • Ha,Ha, Jack-in-the-Box
  • The Squirrel and the Pixie
  • The Astonishing Brush

Sorry for the partially clipped book cover image, the book was bigger than my scanner!

Every tale in this anthology is wonderful and magical. Even thirty years later, I still remember these stories, in particular the ones involving the fairies and the wizards.

The Lost Hum, The Flying Kite, and Ha,Ha, Jack-in-the-Box all have toys that come to life when the children aren't looking.

Bubbly's Trick, Susie and her Shadow, The Squirrel and the Pixie, all have fairies, pixies or brownies, often playing pranks on people.

The Blown-Away Rabbit, Snubby's Tail, and the Squirrel and the Pixie all have anthropomorphic animals, such as a guinea pig trying to find his tail and a rabbit and his umbrella.

Bubbly's Trick and The Astonishing Brush have wizards, the second one being a kind of magician's apprentice while the first is one of my favorites.

Which leaves Blackberry Tart and Sally Simple's Matches, which don't have any magical elements but are still wonderful stories. The first about making the best of a bad situation, and the second about keeping oneself organized. Strangely enough, though my favorites are the ones with fairies, Blackberry Tart was one of the stories I remembered best.

If you enjoy fairy tales (like those of Hans Christian Andersen or the Brothers Grimm) then you MUST get some Enid Blyton stories. They are simply beautiful, true fairy tales and something you can treasure for many years to come. Unfortunately the particular edition I have is out of print, which is unfortunately because the illustations are unforgettable and really bring the tales to life.

Posted: January 2011


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