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Magic Faraway Tree

Magic Faraway Tree

Dick anticipates a dull time in the country with his friends - that is until he finds the magic faraway tree. All they have to do is climb through the cloud at the top of the tree, and who knows what fantasy land they might find themselves in?

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ISBN 9780099447306
Published 1 July 1985 by Random House
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Blyton, Enid
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ISBN-13 9780099447306
ISBN-10 0099447304
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Random House
Imprint Red Fox
Publication Date 1 July 1985
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Blyton, Enid
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 108mm
Height: 178mm
Weight 111g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 12176

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Dick anticipates a dull time in the country with his friends - that is until he finds the magic faraway tree. All they have to do is climb through the cloud at the top of the tree, and who knows what fantasy land they might find themselves in?

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UK Review Returning to the Enchanted Wood and the Faraway Tree, where acorns and chestnuts and cherries and apples grow side by side and you never know where you might end up if you climb to the top, it doesnt take long for siblings Joe, Beth and Frannie to find themselves knee-deep in wonder. Helping them to do so in this tale is Cousin Rick who comes to stay when his mother falls ill. Before long, they have hooked their cousin with stories of Birthday Land, Toy Land, and the weird and wonderful characters who live in and around the Faraway Tree. Theres Moon-Face, who always seems to know what awaits, Silky the Fairy and Saucepan Man, whos both deaf as a post and accident-prone, and provides some great comic moments. Magic lingers on every page, from the endless feasts and picnics to the huge market place known as the Land of Spells. Theres even a giant slide that snakes its way around and down the inside of the tree, to save the bother of climbing down when exhausted by adventuring. Things can - and do - go wrong for the young heroes of the story, theres always the possibility of ending up somewhere dangerous from where they cannot escape, and this gives the story the hint of menace thats so essential in childrens fiction. One scrape has them deciding theyve had enough adventures and they make a conscious decision to stay away. Of course, its not for long and they soon find themselves in the Land of Dreams, where muffins turn into kittens and surreal events conspire to frighten them away until theyre tempted back by the obvious attractions of the Land of Do-As-You-Please. A charming read, guaranteed to fill childrens heads with a generous dollop of good old-fashioned magic. (Kirkus UK)

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