Enid Blyton - Six O'Clock Tales - Hachette Children's Group

Six O'Clock Tales

By Enid Blyton

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Classic stories full of magic and fun by the much-loved author Enid Blyton.

Twenty-seven magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.

Sheila is astonished when her toys walk themselves home. Poor Prickles the Hedgehog thinks the moon has fallen out of the sky. And find out just how mischievous Twinkle the elf is when he paints the walls of a dragon's cave.

Ideal for bedtime, reading aloud or alone, these magical short stories for 5-8 year-olds will enchant a new generation of children.

Look out for more O'Clock tales: Five O'Clock Tales, Six O'Clock Tales, Seven O'Clock Tales and Eight O'Clock Tales.

Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of fun, adventure and magic. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's!

First published in 1942, this edition contains the original text, illustrations and the following stories: When the Moon fell down!; Jean's little Thrush; You can't please Everybody!; The King of the Trains; Pixie Pins; The Adventurous Clown; The Money that flew away; When the Toys walked Home; Twelve little Pigs; The Little Pop-Gun; Quizzy, the Goblin; The Kind Hedgehog; The Cold Snow-Man; The Big Green Handkerchief; The Tale of Snowball; Foolish Mister Wop; The Golden Peacock; The Brownie and the Gnome; The Inside-Out Stocking; The Clockwork Mouse and the Bird; The Dirty Old Chair; The Spotted Cow; The Boy Who Dropped His H's; Dickie Gets a Job; The Cross Caterpillar; What a Mistake!; The Cookie Swan; Why Did the Giant Laugh?; Twinkle Gets Into Mischief; How Untidy!; Three Cheers For John!; Good Old Joey!; Cuckoo!

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  • ISBN: 9781444930153
  • Publication date: 27 Jul 2017
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