Category:Enid Blyton series
Pages in category "Enid Blyton series"
The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. The Adventure Series – The Adventure Series by Enid Blyton, a prolific English childrens author, is a series of eight childrens novels. These books feature the same characters, Philip, Jack, Dinah. Jacks pet parrot, Kiki, is also a feature in each novel. The stories show the four children off on their own, discovering and solving mysteries without much adult assistance, although the publication dates span a decade, Blyton reportedly wrote each of the novels in less than a week. The colourful dust jackets and line illustrations were by Stuart Tresilian, Philip Mannering, A boy with a growth of hair which stands up above the forehead, earning him the nickname Tufty from Jack. Like his late father, Philip has a gift of befriending any type of land-based animal he comes across and he is quite a tease with his sister Dinah about her squeamishness and often gets into fights with her about it. Hes Jacks best friend and is kind to Lucy-Ann when Dinah is a little mean. Jack Trent, A boy about Philips age, who has red hair, green eyes and lots of freckles all over his face and he and his sister Lucy-Ann are orphans and used to live with an unfriendly uncle until they are adopted by Mrs Mannering. Jack has a passion for birds, and spends most of his time observing them. His greatest dream is becoming an ornithologist and he loves Mrs Mannering very much and cares greatly about his sister Lucy-Ann. Dinah Mannering, Philips younger sister of about twelve in the beginning of the series. Like her brother, she has a tuft of hair standing up atop her head, temperamental as she is, she often finds herself the target of her brothers teasing, but otherwise she is quite level-headed, tough, intelligent and grown-up for her age. Lucy-Ann Trent, Jacks little sister is the youngest of the foursome, like her brother, she has red hair, green eyes and freckles, and in several instances she is described as very pretty. Lucy-Ann is very affectionate towards the people she loves, particularly her brother Jack and she also loves her adopted parents Bill and Mrs Mannering very much, is Dinahs best friend and quite fond of Philip. Kiki, Jacks female pet parrot which is described as scarlet and her most noticeable trait is her enormous repertoire of command phrases and peculiar noises, which she seems to pick up very easily. Her commands originally came from Jack and Lucy-Anns unfriendly uncle and his caretaker, with whom they had to live until Jack. In the stories Kiki serves usually either as comic relief or as a saviour from tight situations, Bill Cunningham, An important member of an unspecified, quite possibly fictional secret service force. His most prominent bodily feature is his half-bald head and he meets the children upon their very first adventure and makes regular appearances in the series from that point on
2. The Adventurous Four – The Adventurous Four is a series of novels written by Enid Blyton. The stories revolve around twins Jill and Mary, their elder brother Tom, the characters are from World War II England while the stories were set in Scotland. The first book was published in 1941 during wartime, in the modern versions, editors have changed the girls names to Pippa and Zoe. The books were re-titled in 1998 as The Adventurous Four Shipwrecked. the short story from Enid Blytons Omnibus. was expanded by Clive Dickinson to form a third novel, The Adventurous Four Trapped. E. H. Davie and Jessie Land illustrated the two original books, when Tom, Jill and Mary go to stay at a little fishing village in Scotland, the local fishermans lad, Andy, promises to take them out in his boat. But a storm takes them off course and they end up shipwrecked on a group of islands. Worse, it seems the islands are being used as a submarine base by the enemy. The story is set in World War II and revolves around a dangerous enemy base that could attack Britain at any time. The book has had one reprint since 1998,2003 Award, illustrations and cover by Gavin Rowe
3. The Famous Five (novel series) – The Famous Five is the name of a series of childrens adventure novels written by English author Enid Blyton. The first book, Five on a Treasure Island, was published in 1942, the novels feature the adventures of a group of young children – Julian, Dick, Anne and Georgina – and their dog Timmy. The stories take place in the school holidays after they have returned from their respective boarding schools. Each time they meet they get caught up in an adventure, sometimes the scene is set close to Georges family home at Kirrin Cottage in Dorset, such as the picturesque Kirrin Island, owned by George and her family in Kirrin Bay. Georges own home and various other houses the children visit or stay in are hundreds of years old, in some books the children go camping in the countryside, on a hike or holiday together elsewhere. By the end of 1953 more than six million copies had been sold, today, more than two million copies of the books are sold each year, making them one of the biggest-selling series for children ever written, with sales totalling over a hundred million. All the novels have been adapted for television, and several have been adapted as films in various countries, Blytons publisher, Hodder & Stoughton, first used the term The Famous Five in 1951, after nine books in the series had been published. Before this, the series was referred to as The Fives Books, Julian Julian is the eldest of the five, cousin to George and elder brother to Dick and Anne. He is tall, strong and intelligent as well as caring, responsible and his cleverness and reliability are often noted by Aunt Fanny. He is the leader of the group and is protective towards Anne. At the start of the series, Julian is 12 years old, Dick Dick has a cheeky sense of humour, but is also dependable and kind in nature. He is the age as his cousin George, a year younger than his brother Julian. Though inclined to tease his sister at times, Dick is, like Julian, very caring towards Anne and he had a heroic role in Five on a Treasure Island. He uses his wits and saves the five in many adventures, George Georgina is a tomboy, demanding that people call her George, and she cuts her hair very short and dresses like a boy. She is headstrong and courageous by nature and, like her father, scientist Quentin Kirrin, has a hot, Blyton eventually revealed that the character was based on herself. George has a dog named Timothy who would do anything for her. She often gets cross when anyone calls her by her name or makes fun of Timmy. In Five Get into a Fix, the old woman Mrs Jones mistakes her for a boy, even though Julian had said to her that she was a girl and she sometimes takes this to the point of asking that her name be prefixed with Master instead of Miss
4. The Faraway Tree – The Faraway Tree is a series of popular novels for children by British author Enid Blyton. The titles in the series are The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Folk of the Faraway Tree, the stories take place in an enchanted forest in which a gigantic magical tree grows – the eponymous Faraway Tree. The tree is so tall that its topmost branches reach into the clouds, the forest and the tree are discovered by three children named Joe, Beth and Frannie, who move into a house nearby. It is then that they embark on adventures to the top of the tree, the first title of the main trilogy, The Enchanted Wood, was published in 1939, although the Faraway Tree and Moon-Face had already made a brief appearance in 1936 in The Yellow Fairy Book. A picture-strip book, Up the Faraway Tree, was published in 1951, over the years, the Faraway Tree stories have been illustrated by various artists including Dorothy Wheeler, Rene Cloke, Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone, and Georgina Hargreaves. In the first novel in the series, Jo, Bessie, One day, they go for a walk in the wood and discover an enormous tree whose branches seem to reach into the clouds. They befriend some of these creatures, in particular Moon-face and Silky, at the very top of the tree they discover a ladder which leads them to a magical land. This land is different on each visit, because each place moves on from the top of the tree to make way for a new land. The children are free to come and go, but they must leave before the moves on. In various chapters, one of the children stuck in the land. The first land the three children visit is the Roundabout Land, where they give some cake to two rabbits, and the rabbits dig a hole for themselves and the three children. The last land they visit in this book is the Land of Birthdays, where the brownies, Dick, the cousin of Jo, Bessie and Fanny comes to stay, and he joins the secret adventures in the lands of the Faraway Tree. Dick is not interested at first but later on he becomes interested, Connie, a mischievous girl, comes to enjoy a few days with the children while her mother, Lizzie, is sick. At first Connie refuses to believe in the Faraway Tree or the folk who live in it, even when the Angry Pixie throws ink at her. Jo, Bessie and Fanny take her to the lands at the top of the tree, the Saucepan Mans mother decides to live in the tree, leaving her job as a baker in Dame Slaps land. She sets up a cake shop in the tree. Jo, Bessie and Fanny are joined by Robin and Joy, along come more exciting adventures in the various types of lands at the top of the Tree. All the children are captured by the devious and sinister Enchanter Red-Cloak, they have exciting times in the Land of Wishes, the main characters are Jo, Bessie and Fanny, three siblings
5. Five Find-Outers – The Five Find-Outers and Dog, also known as The Five Find-Outers, is a series of childrens mystery books written by Enid Blyton and first published between 1943 and 1961. He is given the nickname Fatty by the children because of his initials, Frederick Algernon Trotteville, F. A. T. Being an only child, he receives generous amounts of money from his parents. His wealth causes some friction with the children, but Fatty is always willing to share his money with the group, often buying rounds of cakes, drinks. Although boastful by nature, he learns to be more modest as his bragging causes the children to become irritated. Fatty is an orator and poet, and able to create poetry ad-lib. He is apparently top of his form at his boarding school, Fatty develops an interest in ventriloquism as the series progresses. Bets in particular adores Fatty and is loyal to him. Laurence Larry Daykin – the eldest of the five and the leader of the Five Find-Outers. Larry is sometimes irritated by Fattys boasting and he is the first character to be introduced in the series, but is developed considerably less than the other main characters as the series continues. Margaret Daisy Daykin – Larrys younger sister, creating the Five Find-Outers was Daisys idea. She is particularly good at thinking of plans and ideas and she is younger than Larry by a year and the same age as Pip and Fatty. Philip Pip Hilton – The same age as Daisy and a few years older than Bets, in The Mystery of the Hidden House the Hiltons forbid Pip and Bets from getting involved in mysteries, but the children still get involved with rather cheeky excuses. Elizabeth Bets Hilton – Pips younger sister, and the youngest of the Five Find-Outers and she adores and hero-worships Fatty and he is very fond of her – she is the only one of the group who actively encourages his boasting. Bets is only part of the gang because of Fatty, as the others dont particularly want her around, however, they underestimate her, as Bets proves herself to be a worthy member. She is often the first to spot vital clues, which lead to the solution of the mystery. She also thought of the name Five Find-Outers and Dog, Buster – Fattys jet-black Scottish Terrier. He thinks the world of Fatty and his favourite pastime is to nip at Mr Goons ankles and his favourite food is biscuits, spread with potted meat. Originally Larry, Pip, and Daisy only let Fatty join the detective club because of Buster
6. Mary Mouse – Mary Mouse is a fictional character imagined by Enid Blyton, a prolific British childrens author, in the mid 20th century. Mary Mouse is a mouse exiled from her mousehole who becomes a maid at the dolls house, the original publications were in an unusual format. Loved mainly by girls, this characters memory has lived on, the original books are highly collectable, perhaps because few remain in reasonable condition. The books were popular in Blytons days and eventually sold in a million copies