The book is the original edition from 1971 by piccolo, it was originally published in 1944 by macmillan and co. The back of the book shows where all the stories were previously published and they range from those first published in 1933 to 1956. Born in 1897, she passed away in november of 1968 at the age of 71. Enid blytons gang of young sleuths drop the middleclass trappings in a show that is childlike but never childish published. They had two children, and soon afterwards enid wrote her first novel, the adventures of the wishingchair. Inside the cover it states the enid blyton holiday book. See more ideas about enid blyton, enid blyton books and childrens books.
The first christmas by enid blyton 1945 1st edition book with dust jacket illust. The pages are yellow, but i like this as it proves its authenticity, however, apart from this natural ageing, the book was in excellent condition. The christmas book by enid blyton first edition 1944 hb dj. Enid blyton wrote many popular series including the famous five, the five findouters, the barney mysteries, malory towers, st clares, the secret seven, the adventure series, the secret series, and many more. See more ideas about enid blyton books, enid blyton and books. Vintage magazine annual number 4 hardback book by enid blyton. Enid blyton project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Enid blyton lashings of information about the childrens. Blytons strangest homes, part 2 and miss greylings girls, the failures the caravan family starts an exciting life for belinda, mike and ann, when their parents buy to caravans for the family to live in. As it is rightly said, enid blyton loved writing stories, and she loved christmas too. This is one of the faraway tree series which are lovely story books for young children. See more ideas about enid blyton, enid blyton books and childrens book illustration.
Buy the christmas book first edition by enid blyton, treyer evans isbn. Enid blyton books 19001949 publication year for children for sale. Christophers school, beckenham, and having decided not to pursue her music at ipswich high school, where she trained as a. Oct 01, 2018 enid blyton is one of the bestloved childrens authors with over 700 titles published. See more ideas about enid blyton books, enid blyton and who book. Enid blyton was my favourite writer when i was growing up. Here is a most unusual christmas book which all children will like to have and many grown ups too. The naughtiest girl is a monitor enid blyton vintage book 1945 first edition. Enid blytons retelling of christs own stories and the meaning of his time on earth is full.
Enid blyton s stories of the faraway tree were my favourites as a child, and my daughters loved them too, reading my old books. Blytons first book, child whispers, a 24page collection of poems, was published in 1922. Enid mary blyton 11 august 1897 28 november 1968 was an english childrens writer whose books have been among the worlds bestsellers since the 1930s, selling more. Although a first edition from 1944, a copy of this charming book can. There are 25 stories in this lovely book perfect for december, as if you start reading the book on 1 dec, and read the first story on that day, then read the second story on 2 dec, and so on, finishing with the final story on 25 dec christmas day. The novels feature the adventures of a group of young children julian, dick, anne and georgina george and their dog timmy. Blyton is a famous childrens book author from east dulwich, england. I had planned to leave it until christmastime to read but i managed to lose it. Although written very many years ago still as relevant today as they were then. Blyton produced a new edition of many of her series such as the famous five, the five findouters and st. It turns out that its rather more along the lines of rambles with uncle nat or large parts of the farm series. Selling collectable and rare enid blyton books from our online shop squirrel books. Like malory towers, it follows the girls from first form upwards, enid blyton wrote six st clare s books between 1941 and 1946 three first form books, one second form, one fourth and one fifth. In the eb society cave of books the first of the holiday series is named as the enid blyton holiday book and bubble and squeak is the 20th story.
Enid blyton first editions 1897 1968 enid mary blyton 11 august 1897 28 november 1968 was an english childrens writer whose books have been among the worlds bestsellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. English childrens writer enid mary blyton 1897 1968 wrote on a wide range of topics. The nature notes describe snow crystals enid blyton has instructed us about these before, and miss browns class finishes the year off by making a christmas cake and a christmas tree for the birds. A book signed by the author significantly impacts on price. Born in south london, blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early. There are other enid blyton collections, such as christmas or summer holiday stories. First published in 1945, stated, very good blue cloth hardcover, silver lettering on cover, interior clean and tight, owners stamp on paste down endpaper, dj very good minus, color illustrated cover, chips out w rubs on edges, corner clipped, in brodart, 64 pages, illustrated w 15 color photos by paul henning of figures and scenery by hellmuth weissenborn, childrens fiction, picture book, bible story, christmas, enid blyton 18971968 english childrens writer, bestsellers since the. The first christmas hardcover may 1, 2011 by enid blyton author. She wrote on a wide range of topics including education. Blyton stopped contributing in 1952, and it closed down the following year, shortly before the appearance of the new fortnightly enid blyton magazine written entirely by blyton. From the descriptions of the christmas book found on the internet it sounds like it is one of blytons traditional family stories and this was what i was expecting when i opened it. The st clares series is the first boarding school series written by enid blyton. Enid blytons dedication to writing was about 40 years of her life. The tree has of course a selection of palatable foods amongst the branches such as milletseed sprays and pieces of cocoanut.
Dec 12, 2012 this is the first time i have read the christmas book despite having bought it from su over a year ago. The christmas book by enid blyton, first edition abebooks. The first book, five on a treasure island, was published in 1942. The first christmas and other bible stories from the new. The first christmas 1945, methuen, enid blyton, paul henning. Treasured are the adventures of noddy a little wooden boy from toyland, who first appeared in the sunday graphic on 5 june 1949, and by november of the same year, noddy goes to toyland, first of some two dozen books in the series, was published with. This is a new collection of christmas stories by enid blyton. Well, it wasnt really lost it was on one of my shelves the whole time but i kept missing it as the lettering on the spine has faded away to nothing. Aged 27, enid married hugh pollock and moved to london. Manuscript album of illustrations by blyton of characters and their costumes, with her signature. See todays enid blyton first editions for sale, best offer and auction. My 6 year old granddaughter loves the enid blyton books, so far we have read the amelia jane series and now the faraway tree ones. Blyton, most famous in england, sold more than 600 million copies of her books worldwide and is best known for the noddy series.
Although there are no pictures, as such, the title page for each story is attractively designed, with a black and white illustration. Enid blytons books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other childrens author. Pages are moderately tanned with noticeable foxing throughout. Enid mary blyton 1897 1968 was an english author of childrens books. The folk of the faraway tree first edition enid blyton. I loved all her adventure and school books, but my alltime favourite wasis five go to smugglers top. You can buy direct from the squirrel books website or ebayetsy. The christmas book by blyton, enid and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. She weekly wrote sunny stories for little folks which eventually became sunny stories. Joe, beth and frannies cousin dick comes to stay, reluctant at first to share in their adventures at the top of the faraway tree. It should have a dust jacket with a pictorial front flap and details of the childrens library on the back flap.
Discover all the extraordinary items our community of craftspeople have to offer and find the perfect gift for your loved one or yourself. The first edition appeared on 18 march 1953, and the magazine ran until september 1959. Blytons books are still enormously popular, and have been translated into 90 languages. The first christmas by blyton, enid and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Etsy has thousands of handcrafted and vintage products that perfectly fit what youre searching for. Famous five get into trouble by enid blyton first edition 1949 with dustwrapper.
Enid mary blyton 11 august 1897 28 november 1968 was an english childrens writer whose books have been. These are great fun to read either alone, or aloud, and are charming stories with good messages. Born in south london, blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. Five on a treasure island 1942 first edition of the very first famous five title, sold for.
Browse and buy a vast selection of enid blyton books and collectibles on. Enid blyton the magic faraway tree collection 3 books box. Enid mary blyton 11 august 1897 28 november 1968 was an english childrens writer whose books have been among the worlds bestsellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. I have enid blyton s holiday book with a c1958 tag. Enid mary blyton 11 august 1897 28 november 1968 was an english childrens writer whose books have been among the worlds bestsellers since the. She wrote over 700 books and about 2,000 short stories, including favourites such as the famous five,the secret seven, the magic faraway tree, malory towers and noddy.
Experts believed that it was enid blytons first fulllength novel. In this collection it is called, a family christmas, and was first published as, the christmas book, in 1944. Although there are no pictures, as such, the title page for each story is attractively designed, with a. Rare signed enid blyton christmas book to go on auction. Blytons books are still enormously popular, and have been translated into almost 90 languages. From her first poetry book, between 1920s to 1930s, she contributed to many educational publications. The family setting is really just a vehicle for blyton to impart a large number of stories. My first enid blyton book the famous five julian, dick, anne, george and timmy the dog. The first christmas 1945, methuen, enid blyton, paul. This also includes a longer, novella length story, about a family preparing for christmas. May 01, 2011 the first christmas hardcover may 1, 2011 by enid blyton author.441 1578 1062 1219 257 467 1131 921 494 1597 384 1516 461 211 895 441 560 1271 1318 1519 1478 611 456 1448 217 170 663 869 809 857 377 1325 830 1357 167