Wednesday, 28 November 2012
The Magic Faraway Tree
I'm really enjoying finding books that I loved as a child - The Magic Faraway Tree was a firm favourite of mine. I loved reading as a child and when I came across this Enid Blyton classic I could'nt put it down. I even pulled a sick day so I could stay home and read it from cover to cover - mum thought I must have been very ill as I stayed in my room all day. Naughty I know!
I have been looking for this 1980's printed addition for a while as I love the Georgina Hargreaves illustrations. There is a series of them and I came across The Folk of the Faraway Tree a couple of months ago. And finally recently found The Magic Faraway Tree in the same op shop.
We have been reading them to Tom - he loves the illustrations and as the book is set out in chapters (a different branch/land in the Faraway Tree per chapter) it makes for easy night time reading.
I'm now looking for the rest of the series and would like to start Bell off on the Famous Five books. I'm a big fan of Enid Blytons books and really love seeing my children enjoying them too.
What's popular in your house for daytime / bedtime reading? Do you have favourites you loved as a child?