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The Secret Island

By Enid Blyton
  • ISBN Code: : 8027303524
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 126
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Peggy Arnold, and younger twin siblings Mike and Nora, are living with a harsh aunt and uncle after their parents are thought to have been killed in a plane crash. Aided by Jack, an orphan boy they have befriended, they run away to an island on a nearby lake, and together they make a new home constructed with the branches of a willow tree, this much-loved "living house" being one of the highlights of the story. However, living on one's own turns out to be far more difficult than they thought, and, along with a lot of fun and happiness, they also suffer a lot of hardship – especially when winter sets in.

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  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Book Code : 1444932845
  • Total of Pages : 224
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A beautiful cloth-bound gift edition of Enid Blyton's The Land of Far Beyond - a retelling of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress. A classic adventure of good versus evil, this book will never be forgotten by the children who read it. Peter, Anna and Patience live in the City of Turmoil, a noisy, dirty place where children can do whatever they like. It's all fun and games until they discover the heavy burdens they carry in their hearts from behaving so badly. The only way they can get rid of their burdens is by travelling to the Land of Far Beyond, a distant land that is found by taking a long, difficult path full of people who tempt them to lose their way. This beautiful cloth-bound hardback contains the original text first published in 1942.

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  • Publisher : The History Press
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  • Total of Pages : 240
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Enid Blyton is known throughout the world for her imaginative children's books and her enduring characters such as Noddy and the Famous Five. She is one of the most borrowed authors from British libraries and still holds a fascination for readers old and young alike. Yet until 1974, when Barbara Stoney first published her official biography, little was known about this most private author, even by members of her own family.The woman who emerged from Barbara Stoney's remarkable research was hardworking, complex, often difficult and, in many ways, childlike. Now this widely praised classic biography has been fully updated for the twenty-first century and, with the addition of new colour illustrations and a comprehensive list of Enid Blyton's writings, documents the growing appeal of this extraordinary woman throughout the world. The fascinating story of one of the world's most famous authors will intrigue and delight all those with an interest in her timeless books.

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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476637253
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Science fiction and fantasy are often thought of as stereotypically male genres, yet both have a long and celebrated history of female creators, characters, and fans. In particular, the science fiction and fantasy heroine is a recognized figure made popular in media such as Alien, The Terminator, and Buffy, The Vampire Slayer. Though imperfect, she is strong and definitely does not need to be saved by a man. This figure has had an undeniable influence on The Hunger Games, Divergent, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and many other, more recent female-led book and movie franchises. Despite their popularity, these fictional women have received inconsistent scholarly interest. This collection of new essays is intended to help fill a gap in the serious discussion of women and gender in science fiction and fantasy. The contributors are scholars, teachers, practicing writers, and other professionals in fields related to the genre. Critically examining the depiction of women and gender in science fiction and fantasy on both page and screen, they focus on characters who are as varied as they are interesting, and who range from vampire slayers to time travelers, witches, and spacefarers.

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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 100064958X
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Publishing for children between 1930 and 1960 has been denigrated as a relatively fallow period for creativity and quality, certainly in comparison with the ‘golden ages’ of children’s literature that preceded and succeeded it. This book questions this perception by using archival evidence to argue that the work of what was predominantly a female group of editors, illustrators, authors and librarians (collectively referred to as bookwomen) resulted in many titles which are still considered as ‘classics’ today. The bookwomen reframed ideas about how children’s publishing should be approached and valued and, in doing so, laid the foundations for a subsequent generation of children’s authors and publishers who were to achieve far greater prominence. The key to the success of the bookwomen was their willingness to experiment, the strength of their relationships and their comprehensive understanding of the book production process. By focusing on a selection of women working across all aspects of the book production process, this book demonstrates that, both individually and collectively, women capitalised on their position as ‘other’ to the existing male institutions.

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 728
  • Pdf File: the-circus-of-adventure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Enid Blyton's much-loved classic series, packed full of adventure and mystery. Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack are not pleased when the wimpish Gustavus has to come with them on holiday. Even Kiki the parrot dislikes him! But when Gustavus is kidnapped along with Philip, Dinah and Lucy-Ann, Jack bravely follows them to a faraway country and unravels a plot to kill the king ... First published in 1952, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.

The Enchanted Wood

By Enid Blyton
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  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Book Code : 1444926500
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 613
  • Pdf File: the-enchanted-wood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton. Joe, Beth and Frannie find the Enchanted Wood on the doorstep of their new home, and when they discover the Faraway Tree they fall into all sorts of adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure! First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).

Reading Enid Blyton

By Philip Gillett
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527561089
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 782
  • Pdf File: reading-enid-blyton.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Enid Blyton has been disparaged by her critics since the 1950s and her stock is still low, though this has not deterred readers. New editions of her work have been published regularly since her death in 1968. Recently, there have also been stage and television adaptations of her Malory Towers books, while other authors have continued to write stories based on her characters. There are also Famous Five parodies, which rely on readers’ familiarity with the series. A continuing affection for her work is apparent, though it is not always clear whether this comes from parents or their children. Reading Enid Blyton places the author’s work in its cultural and historical context. The book examines a sample of her vast output, looking at five recurring themes: a sense of place, a sense of period, a sense of childhood, a sense of class and a sense of fantasy. A survey of changing attitudes towards Blyton reveals contrasting ways of looking at her work and raises the question whether she was as reactionary a writer as she appeared.

The Magic Faraway Tree: 04: Up the Faraway Tree

By Enid Blyton
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  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Book Code : 1444926535
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 229
  • Pdf File: the-magic-faraway-tree.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The fourth book in the magical Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton. Joe, Beth and Frannie are joined by Robin and Joy, two children who have read all about the magic Faraway Tree and The Enchanted Wood. Join the children and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure! First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).

The Adventurous Four

By Enid Blyton
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479451754
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: the-adventurous-four.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ginger-haired Tom and his twin sisters Jill and Mary are on holiday on the Scottish coast, in the fishing village where their best friend Andy, a fisher-boy, lives and works with his father. Their holiday plan is to take an exciting boat trip to a nearby island, and camp there, but once out at sea, their plans are turned upside down and they find themselves shipwrecked and in the middle of a thrilling and mysterious adventure...

The Country Writer's Craft

By Suzanne Ruthven
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  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Book Code : 1782790004
  • Total of Pages : 153
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 890
  • Pdf File: the-country-writer-s-craft.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Country Writer s Craft: Writing for country, regional and rural publications, covers one of the widest marketplaces for writers in the English-speaking world especially in the UK, Australia and the USA. Here we have examples of previously published materials, together with writers exercises to help build up an impressive portfolio from Suzanne Ruthven, who has written on country topics for over 30 years, as well as being author of A Treasury of the Countryside, Hearth & Garden, Life-Writes and Signposts For Country Living.

Five on Brexit Island

By Bruno Vincent
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  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786483858
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 250
  • Pdf File: five-on-brexit-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It is the night of the referendum and the Five have retired to Kirrin Island to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, fed up with the rancour of public debate. George is firmly a 'remainer,' whilst Julian, who is in the 'Brexit' camp, is tolerated on the grounds that Anne cannot bear to go camping without him. (Timmy, largely apolitical but not keen on cats or rabbits, joins them too.) The night is tempestuous in more ways than one. George has managed to rig up a satellite link with the mainland so they can keep abreast of the news, and they sit huddled around the fire, amidst some tension, as George's initial hope that the 'remainers' will triumph proves premature . . . Meanwhile, a violent storm whips up. The damage is apparent as the new day dawns and George declares a new meaning for Brexit: Kirrin Island is exiting Britain. . . . that is until the red tape becomes too much of a challenge and their happy life together is under threat.

The Mystery of the Missing Necklace

By Enid Blyton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Book Code : 1444960415
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: the-mystery-of-the-missing-necklace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A brilliant mystery series from bestselling author Enid Blyton, perfect for fans of The Secret Seven. Mr Goon is busy with a mystery all to himself until Fatty, Pip, Larry, Daisy and Bets discover his secret. There is a gang of jewel thieves using Peterswood as their headquarters! Soon the Find-Outers and Buster the dog are helping the police hunt down the thieves - but who are they? First published in 1947, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.

Five On A Treasure Island

By Enid Blyton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hodder Children's Books
  • Book Code : 1444922963
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 436
  • Pdf File: five-on-a-treasure-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks! 'There was something else out on the sea by the rocks - something dark that seemed to lurch out of the waves . . . What could it be?' Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top. Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there? Fantastic new cover art by Laura Ellen Anderson will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.