E: Enid Blyton (2022 A-Z)
“Father please!! Don’t you want your daughter to be a good well-rounded individual?” I watch Arvind as he rolls his eyes at the dramatics of our 11-year-old daughter.
“Appa, call me Appa. What is this Father? You’re not a Britisher!”
I chuckle. As if that’s important right now.
“Take your pick, Father,” she goes on, as if he hasn’t spoken. “I either go to a boarding school like Malory Towers or …”
“You get me the Famous Five’s dog. Timmy”.
I break out into a full-toothed grin. Clearly, I am not the only Enid Blyton fan in the house.
My earliest memories of reading are from the likes of Tinkles, Tintin, Asterix and Obelix and the likes, before graduating to more print non-graphic stories – Malory Towers, Saint Claires, Famous Fives and Secret Sevens – without these, my recommendation list would be incomplete. Little did I know back then that Enid Blyton would leave such a lasting imprint and make me fall in books so much! Rooted in reality but filled with amazing adventures and experiences, they take you to a world beyond imagination, a world that children, and adults even, would absolutely fall in love with! If you’re someone who wants to introduce your kids to the world of reading, try this – it won’t fail!
24 thoughts on “E: Enid Blyton (2022 A-Z)”
I devoured Enid Blyton books as a child and now I get to enjoy them all over again with my daughter.
Me too! The ones I have listed, were so good!!!! Used to really enjoy the series. I can actually catch a glimpse of myself in the kid.
Childhood favorite 🥰
I still read Enid Blyton books and have Malory towers on my kindle. 😁
I totally agree… i loved them and so does my little girl…i think they are timeless
My favorite author growing up! The number of books we turned into playtime!! My favorite continues to be the Faraway Tree series! 🙂 I have all 4 books and I’ve reread them multiple times!!
I am yet to read those. And never for a minute do I think I have grown old for them! 🙂 Will do!
Deepa you have to read the faraway tree series and also the wishing chair one, if you haven’t already.
Nice flash fiction that introduces a character. Not familiar with Enid Blyton but will check her out.
She was a children’s favourite, in my growing up years. I can read hers even now I think! Thanks Leslie!
Enid Blyton is my childhood. I have lost count of how many books I have read, The magic faraway tree, Famous Five and Secret Seven.. Feeling nostalgic.
Everyone talks about Faraway Tree! I am yet to read 🙁 2022 goal! But yes, her books are lovely.
Waaaowwv I have been an Enid Blyton fan too in my school days, the English was simple and the plots relatable. I really liked the way u emphasise the importance of reading.👌👌👍👍👍😇Great job
Very true, so easy to follow along and visualize! I hope children today read hers, too precious to be missed out on! Thanks Ranjana!
Finally you mentioned something that i am aware of. Not because i have read Enid Blyton but because of my wife being a big fan of reading her books 😂
See, I am introducing you to a whole new range of books! Enid Blytons were always a growing up favourite!
I too read Enid Blyton along with tinkle, Asterix kind of comics decades back…i even forgot now. Amazing books they all r
Sweet short scene too what u wrote!
Thank you, Afshan! Those childhood books are so nostalgic even today!
I think I read almost all Enid Blytons – decades ago! Still a fan!
I think they leave a forever imprint on our minds!
Hahaha I am so glad that I started my day reading this. And I should have also opted for shorter posts like this, but as you know I can be very talkative… And hence… “Writative” Lol… Look at my long comment on your post 😂😂
See you around the A-Z challenge!
Hope you stop by my blog https://momandideas.com/
LOL! I am amazed at folks who are able to write longer posts for the challenge. The one time I tried it, I dropped out at F! Since then, have kept it super short. Or as I like to say – fiction shots!
Bingo! The best bet to have children fall in love with books. And picnics and adventure btw 🙂
So true. Can’t go wrong!