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A stunning full-colour hardback deluxe edition of the third magical story in the Magic Faraway Tree series.


When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, that is the beginning of many magical adventures! Join them and their friends -Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please?


`This should be on every child's bookshelf' -Junior Design Awards on The Magic Faraway Tree.


A classic and bestselling gift book edition that every child should read. Look out for The Enchanted Wood and The Magic Faraway Tree.


Enid Blyton is one of the world's best-loved children's authors with over 700 titles published and sales of over 700,000 in the UK each year. Her stories, which include The Famous Five, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers, St Clare's, The Wishing Chair and Amelia Jane series', remain timeless classics across the world.


'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.

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22nd May '17
I read it to 2R aged 6 to 7
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5 stars
This beautifully illustrated and robust hardback is one I have thoroughly enjoyed reading just as much as the children because it invokes memories of my childhood which were always full of imagination, fantasy and enchanted worlds. I’ve not read the prequel to this but have been told by some of my class that it is definitely one to read and after enjoying this book more than I expected I’ll definitely take them up on their recommendation. The pictures are stunning, although few are printed into the actual book they are awash with colour and jam-packed, featuring tiny drawings of creatures, plants and flowers and much bigger drawings of the characters and settings. It is the perfect accompaniment to such a wonderful book. The children actually gasped and said “Wow!” when I showed them the first picture. It was quite a breath taking moment for them as some of them have copies of the earlier published versions and the pictures aren’t anywhere near as animated and colourful, so I’m told.  The story is all about siblings who visit different lands at the top of The Magic Faraway tree and have friendships and special bonds with the creatures and things that inhabit the tree such as an angry pixie, fairies and an owl etc. The children adore these characters and tell everyone about them so when their mother’s friend asks if they can take care of her young daughter while she goes away to hospital the children cannot wait to convince young ‘Curious Connie’ that the animals, creatures and the enchanted wood are all in fact real and totally enchanted. From the beginning Connie is a non-believer and shoos away their comments about the different friends they have living in the enchanted wood. She only starts to believe when things start to happen that cannot be explained except by enchantment and magic. She was the children’s least favourite character because she was quite rude and spoilt and looked down at everyone else for believing in such ‘nonsense’, or so she thought. They loved imagining the settings and characters using the clearly descriptive language that the book uses but most importantly they loved the magic and fantasy of the story. The book is perfect for the age group I teach, 6-7 year olds, and even the boys were besotted with the story and found it inspiring and amusing, much to my surprise as they generally prefer stories like Horrid Henry. The story has underlying themes about lying, being rude and unkindness running throughout, which are themes that we have been focusing on in our PSHE lessons recently so it was interesting to hear the children’s thoughts on how Enid Blyton conquered such issues; when you hear someone else’s business you’d get a spell to take away your voice if you lived in the Land of Enchantment which happened to Connie when she was being nosey and interfering in someone else’s business. It has been a pleasure to read such a beautiful book – it reminds me of many much loved children’s books from my own childhood, Harry Potter – with the invisibility cloaks which can be bought in a particular Land, Charlie and the Chocolate factory with the wonderful treats the children eat at their friend Moon-Face’s house inside the Faraway Tree, Alice in wonderland when they visit the Land of Tea Parties and many more. All full of magic and wonder and all allowing children’s minds to wonder into new realms. I am so glad I chose to read this book with them as I was hooked myself – it’s endearing visiting a new world through the pages of a book.  I found it enchanting and it gave me feelings of wanderlust!

KB aged 7: I like it because the author and the illustrator had brilliant ideas. I want to go there!
GO aged 6: I LOVE the tree the best because it is magical and I love magic!
KC aged 7: I loved the book, it’s the best we’ve read so far!
AD aged 7: I thought it was really good. I’d love to go there, especially at the end for the land of treats, you could just have anything you like. When I was little I always had a whinge when I couldn’t press buttons, so I’d love to do that too. I didn’t think I’d like it but in the end I loved it. I loved the names, they were funny. I like their plans too, they had really good plans.
KB aged 7: I thought this book was going to be for girls but I really liked it too. I loved the pictures the best. They were so colourful! I wish I could draw like that.
IS aged 7: I liked the Faraway tree and all the different lands, especially the land of treats and in most of the lands there was nice people and I’d really like to go there. 
AL aged 7: I liked the goblins best because they kept on getting scared by caterpillars because they thought they were snakes. That was really funny.
IP aged 6: I'm glad Connie turned out nice, I didn't like her in the beginning, she was mean like Horrid Henry. But in the end she was a bit more kind and she believed in the Faraway Tree even though she never wanted to.
10th May '17
I read it to AmeliaJane aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
This is such a beautiful book.  I was so excited when my daughter got this book that I insisted we read it together ,so I read her a chapter a night.  It is a beautifully illustrated book with chapters that are interesting enough but short enough to read in one go.  The story itself is lovely.  I have always been a fan of the Faraway Tree and Enid Blyton and this didn't disappoint.  
30th April '17
I read it to emily1207 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
What a lovely book - wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated - took me back to my childhood and allowed Emily to escape to a magical, mystical land - a must read for every little girl! 
1st May '17
I read it to Pickle2010 aged 6 aged 6 & to Turbo aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
I loved this book and other Enid Blyton stories as a child and couldn't wait to share the magic with my children. 
This version has the most magical and beautiful illustrations by Mark Beech and makes it a lovely gift to give to someone. 
My Boys couldn't wait to go to bed each night to listen to the next chapter and often begged for just one more chapter so we finished the book in around 5 nights. The story follows four children and their magical adventure meeting the folk of the faraway tree, With characters such as Moon face and Watizname its not only humourous for children but opens up their imagination to lots of new possibilities. 
1st May '17
I read it to Madmoo aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
The Faraway Tree series of books are my daughters absolute favourites and she loved this version even more thanks to all the wonderful illustrations in it. It follows the adventures of four children who climb  up the faraway tree and visit many unusual lands at the top of it. They also meet many friends along the way, my daughters favourites being Moonface and Silky. This is a really lovely, magical book and we will certainly be recommending it to others.
8th May '17
maddieRH read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
Maddison was absolutely delighted to receive this book and couldn't wait to start it.  She has already read The Magic Faraway Tree so was familiar with the characters.  She was thoroughly engrossed from page 1 and couldn't put the book down. She loved the illustrations although she said that the characters didn't look how she had imagined them to! She enjoyed the fact this it was a hardback book as she said it was easier to read. A timeless classic which would make a beautiful gift for any reader. 

"I will treasure this book forever" Maddison told me :-) 
26th April '17
I read it to Ame aged 8 aged 8
The Folk of the Faraway Tree Gift Edition 9781405286756
5 stars
A beautiful hard back version of this amazing book,we love Enid blyton and my daughter loves the faraway tree books they are so magical and you can't stop reading them once you start.she loves moonface and saucepan man(the illustrations are great)I would 100% recommend this book 
17th February '18
I read it to Leonapie aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
Brought this book for my daughter after we won the adventure of the magic wishing chair gift edition. The pictures are amazing in this book and go along with the faraway tree and it’s characters. This is one of my daughters and mine favourite book which we re read all the time. She enjoys the different lands at the top of the tree and the amazing characters especially saucepan man who Mis hears what is said and makes up funny rhymes.every child should have this in their bookshelf 
14th May '17
MunchkinMegan read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
I loved this book so much that i put off finishing it, i had one chapter left and i just didn't want it to end. 

I can honestly say i completely fell in love with this book!

This is another adventure about the Faraway tree and it truly doesn't disappoint. My favourite character is Moonface as he's super kind and i love Frannie- she's so brave!

I don't think any child should be without Enid Blyton. She will continue to be a permanent fixture on my book shelf and in my heart.

I would just like to say that there are 5 errors in the book that i counted which were simply missed spaces but that they do not affect the enjoyment of the story.
5th May '17
I read it to rsa aged 7 aged 7
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4 stars
A beautiful hardback edition of the third book in The Magic Faraway Tree series. I have been reading this book at bedtime. It has a lovely, calming tone to it. My son has thoroughly enjoyed the magical adventures the children have in the various lands at the top of the tree. He has been most taken by the quirky illustrations (Quentin Blake feel about them). His favourite character in this book seems to Saucepan Man and Miss Muffet's multi-eyed Spider. I did think they were a bit harsh (including the children's mother) on Connie (a guest both at their home and in the series). However, all turns out well in the end.
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Enid Blyton is one of the world's best-selling children's authors with sales of her books in excess of 500 million copies. She's also one of the most translated authors with her stories being published in over 40 languages. Her books still delight many young readers today and in the UK she sells more than one book a minute and m...

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