Category:Enid Blyton series
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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 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
2. Noddy (character) – Noddy is a fictional character created by English childrens author Enid Blyton, originally published between 1949 and 1963. Television shows based on the character have run on British television since 1955, Noddy is a little wooden puppet, who is a boy, who lives in his own little House-for-One in Toyland. The first book explains Noddys origins and he was made by a woodcarver in a toy store but ran away after the man began to make a wooden lion, which scared Noddy. As he wanders through the woods, with no clothes, money or home, he meets Big Ears, Big Ears decides that Noddy is a toy and takes him to live in Toyland. He generously provides Noddy with a set of clothing and a house, while Noddy is quite happy to be a toy, the citizens of Toyland are not sure that he actually is one. They put Noddy on trial and examine whether he is a toy or an ornament, eventually, Noddy is declared a toy, but still has to convince the court that he is a good toy. The judge accepts that Noddy is good after a doll tells the court that he saved her little girl from a lion, Noddy gets his car in the second book. It is given to him after he helps solve a local mystery, as a self-employed taxi driver, Noddy loves driving his friends around Toyland in his little red and yellow taxi. The other toys can hear him coming by the distinctive Parp, Parp sound of his taxis horn, often he uses his car to visit all of the places in Toyland. When his taxi business is not doing so well, or when he needs help, Big Ears will often lend him what he needs. On occasion, Noddy will allow people to make his head nod, in exchange for small items, Noddys constant companion and household pet is the exuberant Bumpy Dog. Bumpy accompanies Noddy on almost all his adventures, Noddy is kind and honest, but he often gets in trouble, either through his own misunderstandings, or because someone has played a trick on him. He is very childlike in his understanding of the world and often confused as a result. For example, in the first Noddy book, Noddy and Big Ears are building Noddys house for one, Noddy suggests that they build the roof first, in case it rains. With no understanding of gravity or of the need for roof supports, as the series continues, Noddy becomes wiser but without losing his charm and lovable naivety. Noddys best friends are Big Ears, Tessie Bear, Bumpy Dog, Tessie is a gentle hearted, gold bear who often wears a bonnet with flowers and a skirt. She is very kind and very loving towards all of her friends and he loves to run up and bump people over. Noddy frequently gets annoyed with Bumpy but still likes him, whenever Noddy threatens Bumpy, Tessie gets upset, and sometimes even begins to cry
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. The Secret Seven – The Secret Seven or Secret Seven Society is a fictional group of child detectives created by Enid Blyton. They appear in one of several adolescent detective series Blyton wrote, the Secret Seven consists of Peter, Janet, Jack, Barbara, George, Pam and Colin. Unlike most other Blyton series, this one place during the school term time because the characters go to day schools. It is not clear whether Enid Blyton was influenced by Hamiltons work, Blytons elder daughter, Gillian Baverstock, describes a conversation between the author and her publisher that led to the inception of Blytons Secret Seven. The publishers own children, the eldest of whom was named Peter, had formed a society with their friends. They met in an old shed, used secret passwords and had badges inscribed with SS, after corresponding with the real-life Peter, in 1948 Blyton published her first Secret Seven story, which describes how her fictional society came to be formed. This was a story titled The Secret of the Old Mill. It followed a short story, At Seaside Cottage, which introduced the leading characters Peter. There followed a further five stories and fifteen full-length books. The Secret Seven appeared in seven short stories by Blyton, including a mini-novella explaining how the society was formed, – first published in the strip book of the same name Hurry, Secret Seven, Hurry. – first published in Enid Blytons Magazine Annual No, the seven decide to look into the mystery and make inquiries. They find the prisoner that is being held in the house is a kidnapped horse and they were keeping it in the cellar to dye it a colour. In this adventure, a priceless pearl gets stolen and whats more the Seven witnessed the thief making his escape and this sets the Seven to indulge in the mystery, and Colin and Peter finally manage to get to the culprit with the help of the other five. The secret seven have a new meeting place – a tree house, but somebody else is using it too. The gang is furious, until they learn that the intruder is in big need of help, can the secret seven come to the rescue. They did, and managed to stop a gang of robbers from executing a well-planned theft, something mysterious is going on at Tiggers Barn, and the Secret Seven are intrigued. Peter thinks its all a gossip, but Jack isnt sure when he hears a strange conversation, when members of the Secret Seven practise their shadowing skills, George is caught and banned from the Society by his father. Meanwhile, dogs are disappearing, and this seems to be linked with a coalhole in a derelict alley
9. St. Clare's (series) – St. Clares is a series of nine books written by English childrens author Enid Blyton and Pamela Cox about a boarding school of that name. The series follows the heroines Patricia Pat and Isabel OSullivan from their first year at St. Clares on, the teachers are, Miss Roberts, Miss Jenks, Miss Adams, Miss Kennedy, Miss Lewis, Miss Theobald, Mamzelle, Miss Harry. Enid Blyton published the six books of St. Clares series from 1941 to 1945. TOKYO MX * animated cartoon Institute of playful twin - Clare story -
10. The Wishing-Chair (series) – The Wishing-Chair is a series of two novels by the English author Enid Blyton, and a third book published in 2000 compiled from Blytons short stories. Mollie and Peter, searching for a present for their mother. There, they find a magic Wishing-Chair with the power to grow wings, after the chair rescues them from the shop, and gets them home, they decide to keep the chair in their playroom. On their first adventure, they rescue a pixie called Chinky from a giant, the pixie comes to live in their playroom, and the remainder of the book concerns the adventures of the children, as the chair takes them, and Chinky to various magical places. Its the first day of the holidays and Peter and Mollie are dying to go on more adventures with their Wishing-Chair. Peter inadvertently asks to go to the land of Goodness-Knows-Where, and they eventually get it back and a few days later, the Wishing-Chair only grows three wings. They end up in the Land of Slipperies and when Peter offends one of them, they retaliate by chopping all the wings off. On the next day, they inadvertedly grow wings on their toys. They befriend a brownie called Winks and successfully get Mr Grim to relinquish the toys. Winks takes up residence in Peter and Mollies house and they take him on adventures, in this final book, Mollie and Peter are home for the half-term holiday and Chinky and the Wishing-Chair are ready to fly away with them to magical lands. They visit the Land of Wishes, the Land of Scally-Wags, the wishing-chair is briefly seen at the end of The Black Dossier by Alan Moore