The Enchanted Wood (novel)


The Enchanted Wood (novel)

"The Enchanted Wood" is a children's novel written by Enid Blyton; it is the first in the Magic Faraway Tree series.Infobox Book
name = The Faraway Tree (series)


author = Enid Blyton
country = UK
language = English
cover_artist =
series =
genre = Fantasy
release_date = May, 1939
pages =
isbn =
preceded_by =
followed_by = The Magic Faraway Tree

Plot summary

Jo (Joe in later editions), Bessie (Beth in later editions), and Fanny (Frannie in later editions) move to the country and find an Enchanted Wood right on their doorstep. In the wood stands the magic Faraway Tree, which is home to the magical characters that soon become their new friends - Moonface, Silky the Fairy, and Saucepan Man. Together they visit the strange lands (the Roundabout Land, the Land of Ice and Snow, Toyland and the Land of Take What You Want) which lie at the top of the tree and have exciting adventures.

Lands in the book

*The Roundabout LandThis land spins round and round like a roundabout, and plays music as it spins. In the land live a number of rabbits and an old man who sings along with the music while tapping his hand to the beat. The land only stops spinning once in a blue moon.

*The Land of Ice and SnowThe land is full of ice and snow. It has a moon and a sun in the sky at the same time. In the land lives the polar bears, and the Magic Snowman used to live there before Moonface turned him into a puddle.

*The Land of the Saucepan ManThe Saucepan Man used to live there before he came to live in the Faraway Tree. The island has mist around it and a set of saucepans as steps, leading down to the Saucepan Man’s home.

*The Rocking LandIs a land where you can’t take one step forward without taking ten steps back! Hills in the land go up and down and sometimes the land will tip completely sideways and you have to grab hold of a tree or roll off!

*The Land of Take-What-You-WantIs a land in which, as the name suggests, you can take whatever you want without paying any money.

*The Land of Dame SnapIs the land where Dame Snap has her school for naughty brownies, pixies and fairies.

*The Land of Sea-GullsIs a land full of Sea-Gulls.

*The Land of the Red GoblinsThe Red Goblins used to live in the land before Wizard Mighty-One took them prisoner in the Land of Wizards.

*The Land of WizardsIs home to several wizards and Wizard Mighty-One and the prisoner Red Goblins.

*The Birthday LandIs a land you can only visit if someone has a birthday. It is land which provides party food and games for you if you have a birthday party.


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