Enid Blyton Famous Five 70th Anniversary Edition

Enid Blyton's Famous Five are 70 years oldCan you believe it? Enid Blyton’s “Famous Five books are 70 years old, and still growing strong.

In commemoration of one of this much loved children’s authors best known series of books, a special limited edition is being created, with the first four books in the series being released on 3rd May 2012.

The books can be pre-ordered, and each book has been illustrated by a well known artist (see here for more details).

My Second Lens Of The Day – Enid Blyton

My Squidoo lens on Enid Blyton was awarded Lens Of The DayI did a little Happy Dance this morning when I found that my lens about the famous children’s author Enid Blyton was awarded the highest recognition on Squidoo, Lens Of The Day.

This lens took me a lot of time to create, and it was a special project as she spent a lot of time in the area where I grew up.  Thousands of children in Commonwealth countries around the world grew up with her books, that took them on wonderful adventures.

If you have read any of Enid Blyton’s books, I hope you will enjoy this lens.  If you are unfamiliar with this amazing author of over 800 books, this is an opportunity to get to know her.

Can You Imagine Writing Over 800 Books? Enid Blyton Did Just That!

Children in the UK and most parts of the British Commonwealth growing up anywhere between the 1940’s and today will be aware of Enid Blyton, who was the J.K. Rowling of OUR day.

Enid was a prolific writer, publishing over 800 children’s books during her 40 years writing career.

Many of her books were in series, the best known being Noddy, The Secret Seven, The Famous Five, The Adventure Series, The Wishing Chair and The Faraway Tree.

To read a book by Enid Blyton the reader becomes totally absorbed in the adventure that the characters are having, and this is what I found when I used to read her Famous Five series.  I loved to explore ruined castles on deserted islands, to go off on camping holidays, and to get involved in all kinds of mysteries.

I only found out several years ago that Enid used to visit the area of Dorset on the South Coast of England where I grew up, and it was places here that provided the setting for locations in a number of her books.

I just completed my lens about Enid Blyton, which I hope is worthy of a Purple Star award if not Lens Of The Day, and I invite you to come and learn more about this fascinating author of children’s books.