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Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.

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Tales of Toyland

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Five O'Clock Tales

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Forty-five magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.Fly away with the Snippet Pixies in search of a new home. Discover the secret ingredient in the fairies' spell to make people better. And join Chitter the gnome as he discovers a Wishing-Balloon!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 1941, this edition contains the original text, illustrations and the following stories: The Red and White Cow; The Clock in the Wood; The Peppermint Rock; Brer Fox's Onions; There and Back Again!; Snapdragon Snippets; Oh, no Brer Fox!; The top of the Wall, A busy Morning; The Witch's Egg; Chestnut Prickles; The Remarkable Doughnut; The Wrong Side of the Bed; The Stupid Little Girl; The Bread and Milk; The Sulky Sweets; The Stupid Goblin; The Boast that came True; Sly-one is Caught; Timothy's Tooth; The Four-Leaved Clover; Tuppy and the Goblins; The Five Lost Beans; The Wishing Balloon; The Little Stickleback; Who? Who? Who?; Good Old Jock!; The very old Kettle; Brer Rabbit plays Blind Man's Buff; The Birthday Kitten; The three Hunters; Pitter-Patter's Dance; Well, Really Amelia!; The Brownie and the Witch; Grunt! Grunt!; Brer Rabbit plays Ball; The Little Bird; The Bunch of Carrots; Little Miss Dreamy; Brer Fox's New Suit; The two Cats; Little Suck-A-Thumb; Lazy Kate; Well, Really, Brer Rabbit!; Little Black Bibs

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Hurrah for Little Noddy

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Noddy has to find a way to make money for himself as he settles into life in Toy Town. Will he find a job cleaning houses and washing cars? Or will his new car help him earn money?First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Hamsen van der Beek.

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Noddy and his Car

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Here Comes Noddy

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Well Done, Noddy

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Poor Big-Ears has an accident and smashes his bicycle. Noddy needs to earn enough money to help buy his best friend a shiny new bike. How will Noddy ever find enough pennies to help his friend?First published in 1952, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Hamsen van der Beek.

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Noddy Goes to School

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Noddy at the Seaside

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Big-Ears is over the moon when Noddy takes him for his first trip to the seaside. But Noddy soon learns that there are lots of obstacles on the beach. With nipping crabs, looming tides and big waves, adventure is never far away for the friends ...First published in 1953, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Robert Tyndall.

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Noddy and the Magic Rubber

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Noddy and Tessie Bear

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Noddy Gets into Trouble

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Caravan Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Saucy Jane Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Pole Star Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.After a miserable summer full of runny noses and chesty coughs, Mike, Belinda and Ann are terribly excited about Granny's offer to take them on the cruise of a lifetime. The gorgeous cruise ship, Pole Star is the so much fun and takes them to exotic markets and breathtaking castles in Portugal, the Canary Islands and even Africa. This will be the best holiday ever!First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Seaside Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.This summer holiday Mike, Belinda and Ann are taking their caravans to the wonderful seaside town, Sea-Gull Cove. Right at the edge of the sea, this will surely be the best holiday ever! Only miserable Benjy is unhappy. Will the Caravan family find a way to cheer Beny up and enjoy sand and sea, or will he ruin the children's holiday?First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Buttercup Farm Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Queen Elizabeth Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.Mike, Belinda and Ann are going on the most exciting holiday yet! They'll sail all the way to New York on the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner and will stay for a whole two weeks. What could more adventurous than exploring the decks of the most enormous ship and experiencing the whirl, bustle and sheer size of life in America?First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Five Have Plenty Of Fun

Enid Blyton
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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!In book fourteen, George is not pleased when Berta, a spoilt American girl, turns up at Kirrin Cottage in the dead of night. But George hasn't got time to be jealous, Berta is in hiding from kidnappers. The Famous Five are the only ones who can protect her - but will they take on dangerous criminals to help out a stranger?Fantastic new cover art by Laura Ellen Anderson will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.

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Five On A Hike Together

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Five On A Secret Trail

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton