Grab your golden ticket for three of Roald Dahl’s finest fizz-whizzing adventures – James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Twits – in this splendiferous new Folio Society set, featuring Quentin Blake’s iconic black-and-white illustrations and the classic texts.
The Enchanted Wood
Illustrated by Jonathan Burton
Introduced by Michael Morpurgo
The first adventure in the Folio Society editions of ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ series, Enid Blyton’s The Enchanted Wood features Jonathan Burton’s enchanting illustrations and a new introduction by Michael Morpurgo.
‘Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were.’
- Michael Morpurgo
Enid Blyton’s ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ trilogy has captivated readers for more than 80 years and this landmark new Folio series will ensure that legacy continues. The Enchanted Wood introduces Jo, Bessie and Fanny, as they move to a new house and discover the magical world in the woods just beyond their back door. Innocent, fantastical and full of fun, this is a trip down literary memory lane for older readers, while children will be whisked away to incredible lands on wonderful adventures, as they follow the antics of Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy.
The truest text to the original 1939 publication, this is the edition that best preserves Blyton’s magical world for modern readers. The characters are reimagined by award-winning illustrator Jonathan Burton, whose artwork retains the nostalgic charm of Blyton’s world, while adding a generous dose of wit and playfulness. Meanwhile, in a new introduction, Michael Morpurgo shares his memories of discovering the author; the spark that ignited a lifelong passion for reading and, ultimately, becoming a writer himself.
Quarter-bound in blocked cloth with printed paper case sides with design by the Jonathan Burton
Set in Maiola with CAT Childs as display
Printed full-colour throughout with a double-page title spread, 4 full-page colour illustrations and chapter motifs
9˝ x 6¼˝
‘When do you suppose we could go up the Faraway Tree?’ Fanny kept asking. ‘Oh, do let’s go, Jo.’
Blyton’s stories encapsulate the innocence of youth with a sense of independence and freedom. As such, far from simply being whimsical bygone tales, they are full of excitement, peril and fantastical adventures – with the safety net of a guaranteed happy ending. One of Blyton’s best-loved series, ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ trilogy introduces readers to magical worlds and characters that pique their imaginations. From upside-down encounters in the Land of Topsy Turvey, to limitless treats in the Land of Goodies, and the Land of Do-As-You-Please, where all your wishes come true, the ever-changing worlds at the top of the Faraway Tree are the stuff of childhood dreams.
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