Her Faraway Tree series, first published 60 years ago, is to be made into a film by Sam Mendes’ production company. Previous films include the Oscar-nominated Revolutionary Road, as well as the recent stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The Faraway Tree series tells the adventures of three children who stumble upon an enormous magic tree in an enchanted forest. The four books in the series are The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Folk of Faraway Tree and Up the Faraway tree (on order).
Although they were written between 1939 and 1951, the stories of Jo, Bessie and Fanny and their treetop friends – Moon-Face, Mister Watzisname, Silky and the Saucepan Man, are still popular. In fact Enid Blyton’s books have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 40 languages. This series has lots of 5 star ratings from our readers.