Back In A Bit – I’m Going Up The Magic Faraway Tree…

the-magic-faraway-tree-collection-enid-blyton-4-book-set-pack-14362-pEnid Blyton’s “Magic Faraway Tree” books are set for the big screen!

It’s been a long time since I’ve been excited about reading the news that a new film is going into production but when I heard that a live action version of Enid Blyton’s “Magic Faraway Tree” books are set for the big screen I almost peed my pants…

I, as I’m sure many others did, grew up reading all the books that this amazing woman wrote. From “The Famous Five” to “The Secret Seven” and all the others in between I loved them all.

The Magic Faraway Tree” books were by far my favourite and now it is still one of the few books I own.

The stories follow a group of children and their adventures at the top of a tree in an enchanted forest and include characters such as Silky the fairy, Moonface, Dame Washalot and Saucepan Man. Pure genius!

At the very top of the tree they discover a ladder which leads them to a magical land. This land is different on each visit, because each place moves on from the top of the tree to make way for a new land. Endless adventures…


Sam Mendes’ production company are the ones who will bring this fantastic fantasy series to life and I for one cannot wait! In fact I might just read the book again starting now.

Enid Blyton died in 1968 but her books will live on forever and the magic now lives on at an exhibition in Cantebury.

Thank you Enid!

How about you? What was your favourite book as a kid? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @stevesays2014