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Title:
Enid Blyton's holiday stories.
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Holiday stories
ISBN:
9781444923889
Publication Information:
London : Hodder Children's Books, 2015.

©2015
Physical Description:
335 pages ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Stories in this collection first appeared chiefly in 'Enid Blyton's Sunny Stories', 1923-1950.
Contents:
At seaside cottage -- The magic ice cream -- Wagger goes to the show -- A surprise for Jimmy -- The twins get in a fix -- [... etc.]
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Summary

Summary

A wonderful selection of short stories by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton. Ideal for reading aloud, or for children from about 7 years old to read alone.

From sandcastles at the beach to enchanted ice-creams, step into the summer with these delightful characters. Adventure, fun and magic can all be found on holiday with Enid Blyton, who has been delighting readers for more than seventy years.

The stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. This collection contains the original texts and is unillustrated.

The collection contains:
At Seaside Cottage
The Magic Ice Cream
Wagger Goes to the Show
A Surprise for Jimmy
The Twins Get in a Fix
The Enchanted Cloak
Adventure Up a Tree
John's Hanky
The Magic Watering Can
Peppermint Rock
The Donkey on the Sands
In the Middle of the Night
A Bit of Blue Sky
The Smugglers' Caves
Mr Gobo's Green Grass
Smokey and the Seagull
Adventures Under the Sea
An Exciting Afternoon
Lazy lenny
Pink Paint for a Pixie
Shut The Gate
Look Out for the Elephant!
Stayinh with Auntie Sue
A Puppy in Wonderland
The Three Sailors
The Magic Seaweed


Author Notes

Enid Blyton, 1897 - November 28, 1968 Enid Blyton was born in London in 1897. She was educated in a private school and thought that she would become a musician until she realized that writing was her passion. She attended Ipswich High School where she trained to become a kindergarten teacher and eventually opened her own school for infants.

Blyton's first poem was published in 1917, entitled "Have You-" which appeared in Nash's Magazine. In 1922, her first book of verses was published, entitled "Child Whispers." In 1926 she accepted a position editing the children's magazine "Sunny Stories" as well as writing the column "Teachers World." Blyton's first full length children's book was published din 1938 and was titled "The Secret Island." After working on the column for years, Blyton quit "Teachers World" in 1945 and also ended her stint as editor of "Sunny Stories" seven years later. In 1953 she started her own children's magazine called "The Edith Blyton Magazine" which featured stories about her characters and news on the clubs formed around them. Her most famous stories were those of the "Famous Five" The Magazine closed in 1959. In the 50's and 60's Blyton was criticized for the language in her book, for being to simple, but some 300 are still in print today. Blyton has published over 600 books in the course of her career.

Enid Blyton died in her sleep on November 28, 1968. She was 71 years old.


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