April 29, 2013

Enid Blyton Novels

Emma and the boys have all enjoyed Enid Blyton novels ~
They are definitely for both boys and girls...how great is that?
Have you heard of this author before now? 
I learned about her when I married my Sweetie ~ his family is British.

Enid Blyton lived in England and wrote over 600 novels
for children and young people mainly during the 1940's and 50's.
Her novels often include adventure and mystery in which children do
the adventuring and mystery solving with minimal adult intervention.
They are *old-fashioned* and refreshing while transporting
the reader to a time of long ago.

Don't we all enjoy visiting other times and places and people
in the safety and comfort of our own home or back yard?

Emma has been devouring the adventure series 
of books ~ click on the link above to find them for purchase.
I often find Emma sneaking in a reading time over and above
what is required ~ she'll take a book with her to the 
yard, in the car, in the bath, or curled up in a cosy chair.
It's a joy to this Mama's heart.  :)

Happy Reading!

**Disclaimer ~ I am not compensated for my opinions, I just share what I like.

Please be aware that these books, being of the *old-fashioned* variety,
 sometimes contain things considered politically incorrect in our day.


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I've never heard of these, but will definitely be looking them up. They sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)

Camille said...

Jackie ~ My boys liked her *Barney* Mystery series a lot. There is one called "The Rat-a-Tat Mystery" in that collection. I hope you enjoy them in your home like we have in ours. Sometimes you can find her books in second hand stores or on Amazon or Ebay. :)

Blessings to you!

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

Well I'm English and grew up with Enid Blyton's books - I can't believe people have never heard of her! All of my children loved the Secret Seven and the Famous Five. I don't recall the adventures as much as the picnic food they always took with them - 'dashings of ginger beer'! For younger children 'The Children of Cherry Tree Farm' series is wonderful for learning about the British countryside. Another great British author of that era is Arthur Ransome. 'Swallows and Amazons' was one of the most entertaining books we read aloud and would appeal to anyone who likes sailing or lives near the water.

Camille said...

Ann ~ How pleased I am to read of your family's enjoyment of Enid Blyton books...wonderful! Thank you for adding another author here for us to check out. Blessings to you my friend!

With Love,

Lisa said...

I've never heard of these books before, but they seem right up our alley, and look super fun :) I'm always on the hunt for new books that the kiddos will enjoy...so thanks for sharing! Can't wait to check them out!

Camille said...

Lisa ~ I hope your family enjoys them...they really are good fun. :)


Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

oh thank you so much for the book recommendations. I'm always on the hunt for good books for the kids. We'll definitely need to check some of these out!

Camille said...

Heather ~ I do hope you like them. :)

Blessings to you!