Monday, August 25, 2008

Enid Blyton Books

Enid Blyton, the most successful British writer to this date, was born on 11th August 1897 in London. She wrote many books, got too many criticisms too and even at the end of fifties, many Libraries refused to stock her books calling that kids would not read the great works of Literature if they picked these books.

Enid's Books and stories had excellent powerful narratives, filled kids with excitement and let children use their imagination to flow. The style of writing was clear as she created excitement and adventure with books like: Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five), Secret Seven Collection, The Circus of Adventure (Adventure Series) and The Mystery Series, school stories such as Malory Towers, St Clare’s and The Naughtiest Girl, fantasy tales such as The Faraway Tree, The Enchanted Wood and The Wishing Chair, and of course the much-loved Noddy stories for younger children. The author wrote 700 stories and eight million of her books, including more than one million Famous Five tales, are still sold worldwide every year.Enid Blyton's works were owned by Chorion who announced in last January of it's emerging brands into global franchises. As a result, we find a number of Books in Indian markets and last, when I was at a newly opened Mall, I almost got tempted to buy Enid Blytons for children and add to my current Enid Blyton collections. No wonder, my ex-students and me - are all fans of Enid Blytons to this day! You can find Enid Blyton books here at Kidsfreesouls Store. Btw, did you know, Enid Blyton day is celebrated by the fans here by the Enid Blyton Society . And Here's a fan site where you can post your fan message too.

Btw, I mentioned earlier in my blog post of the Famous Five going high tech as Jo, Max, Allie and Dylan, the children of Enid Blyton’s original characters with their pet dog Timmy embark on a new series of adventures. A 21st Century remake for the Disney Cartoon series, the characters who crawled through secret tunnels are now the i-pod users who fight their enemies using modern day gadgets like the mobile phones, ipods and lap tops. The children in this modern remake will uncover a pirate DVD factory on nearby Shelter Island whereas earlier, there use to be Kidnap, mystery and smuggling operations.

And currently, the news around is that, The Famous Five, The Faraway Tree and Malory Towers will all be revisited for the first time in over half a century in 20 new books planned by the late author's estate. New stories from The Wishing-Chair, Malory Towers and The Secret Series books will be available in 2009. Currently, the booksellers are eagerly awaiting the launch on September 4 of the Famous Five’s Adventure Survival Guide. The publication of the guide is part of an effort by Chorion, the company that owns the rights to the Blyton canon, to breathe new life into the various brands and characters she created. Read more on this in Kidsfreesouls Google news. Enjoy.

- ilaxi patel
Newspaper for Kids

1 comment:

Rickety said...

I remember reading Enid Blyton books as a child growing up in England. I had forgotten all about it until I read your post.