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Enid Blyton's Summer Stories

By Enid Blyton, Mark Beech

A wonderful selection of 27 short stories about holidays 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.

School's out! So go on a picnic, visit the seaside or throw coconuts at the fair in this enchanting collection of stories perfect for summer holidays.

Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of magic, fun and adventure. 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!

This collection contains the original stories dating back to the 1940s:
The Fish That Got Away; The Enchanted Toadstool; Jimmy and the Elephant Man; The Little Button Elves; The Girl Who Was Left Behind; A Story of Magic Strawberries; The Marvellous Pink Vase; When Mollie Missed the Bus; A Bit of Good Luck; The Surprising Buns; Pretty-Star the Pony; The Stolen Shadow; On Jimmy's Birthday; Bonzo Gets Into Trouble; The Roundabout Man; The Fairies' Shoemaker; Something Funny Going On; The Little Toy-Maker; Billy's Bicycle; That Girl Next Door!; The Boy Who Never Put Things Back; Policeman Billy; Think Hard, Boatman; The Wishing Spells; The Girl Who Had Hiccups; Christina's Kite; The Galloping Seahorse

A new collection of charmingly old-fashioned short stories complete with picnics, elves, fairies and enchanted toadstoolsA lovely collection of timeless storiesThis wonderful selection of stories is published in time for the holiday season. Blyton's stories are more than 70 years old and still appeal to children today who love going to the seaside, on picnics or to summer fairs.A nostalgic celebration of the simple pleasures in life - what could be more delightful than a trip to the seaside?Spend the summer with one of the world's best-loved storytellers, Enid Blyton.Its predecessor Holiday Stories sold 42,000 copies in the first two months of publication.A brilliant collection to amuse children this summer holiday - just the kind of grandparent purchase people are looking for.Ideal for confident readers to enjoy alone, or for parents/guardians looking for books to read aloud.
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Here Comes Noddy

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Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.

Noddy is doing very well as a taxi driver in Toyland. What will happen when tricky Sly asks Noddy for a ride at midnight?

First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Hamsen van der Beek.

Make way for Noddy in new editions of the classic storybooks with original texts and illustrations.At last Noddy is coming to the home of Enid Blyton, Hodder Children's Books, who have been publishing Enid Blyton for over 70 years.2016 is a major year for Noddy as it sees the transmission of the major new DreamWorks TV series, Noddy the Toy Detective.
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Malory Towers Collection 1

By Enid Blyton

For new girl Darrell Rivers, there are friends to be made, pranks to be played and fun to be had at Malory Towers in Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series.

First Term
New girl Darrell is two terms behind her classmates and feels out of place and alone. Soon, however, Darrell makes friends as well as enemies as they induct new students, win and lose sporting matches and play tricks on teachers.

Second Form
There's a thief about! Purses and jewellery are missing in the North Tower. Meanwhile Darrell is caught in the middle when her friend Sally is made head girl instead of Alicia. Will they find the thief and will Alicia and Sally make up?

Third Year
There are lots of new students, including sophisticated Zerelda from America. This year, not only the girls face challenges - Bill's poor horse, Thunder, suffers from collic. Will Zerelda and Darrell become friends, and will Thunder survive?

Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. This collection features the original stories and is unillustrated.

With Enid Blyton's magnificent descriptive powers, I felt like I was there at school with them, and loved every minute. The midnight freasts were so vivid I could almost taste them. Wonderful fun that stays with you for everEnormously popular all over the world, Enid Blyton's school series combines everything that makes school so special - friendships, learning, sports, plays and mischief!Of all Enid Blyton's school series, this is the best-loved amongst UK readers.Enid Blyton sales for Hodder are over 8 million copies!
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Five On A Treasure Island

By Enid Blyton

Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks!

'There was something else out on the sea by the rocks - something dark that seemed to lurch out of the waves . . . What could it be?'

Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top.

Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there?

This edition contains the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.

The prize must go to the adventures of George and co. Listed as one of the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels)One of the 50 books every child should read by Age 16Famous Five books are essential for all children's bookshelvesI thought this series was wonderful. It struck me as a great injustice that they were having adventures and I wasn'tDangerous criminals are no match for children and a dog. Adults are uselessAlways popular, always a favourite. And ALWAYS full of adventureThis book is so exciting you'll want to play detective yourselfAs the first set of 'grown-up' books I ever discovered I could read on my own, the Famous Five have a very special place in my heart. I still remember running through to my parents' room to tell them I could read well enough to go adventuring with the Five without their help. And with 21 books in the series, I had plenty of escapades to look forward to!I loved so much of Enid Blyton ... the Famous Five were my favourites of all, so much so that I demanded to be called George for most of my early childhoodPacey and passionate, this truly exceptional book tells a tale that truly needs to be heardThe prize must go to the adventures of George and co. Listed as one of the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels)One of the 50 books every child should read by Age 16Famous Five books are essential for all children's bookshelvesI thought this series was wonderful. It struck me as a great injustice that they were having adventures and I wasn'tDangerous criminals are no match for children and a dog. Adults are uselessAlways popular, always a favourite. And ALWAYS full of adventureMeet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series.Blyton has global sales of over 500 million books - one of the bestselling children's authors ever2017 is a year of anniversaries for Enid Blyton, including the 120th anniversary of her birth and the 75th anniversary of the Famous Five, which will be marked by year-long marketing and publicity campaignsEnid Blyton wrote many of the 20th century's most popular children's series, including The Famous Five, The Naughtiest Girl, The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers, St Clare's and Noddy