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The Magic Faraway Tree is the second story in the Faraway Tree series by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton.


When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, it proves to be 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? Come on an amazing adventure - there'll be adventures waiting whatever happens.


Enid Blyton's funny, magical adventure stories have become true classics, loved by millions and still selling thousands of copies every year. She is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree-, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven.

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This is Book 5 in the The Magic Faraway Tree Series. See all The Magic Faraway Tree books here.

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18th August '16
Rachy read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
My favourite land in this book was called the land of do as you please. I enjoyed this book because it 's  a  really exciting book as there is lots of variety in it.
9th December '16
MunchkinMegan read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
The Magic Faraway Tree is simply magical. It's about how Joe, Beth and Frannie take their cousin Rick on an exciting adventure to the Faraway tree where they are met by new friends and distant places, of all which are dripping in magic!

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and i can't wait to read the next in the series and more of Enid Blyton's wonderful creation,  I have completely fallen in love with her style of writing and can't wait to see what else she has in store for me.
11th September '17
I read it to Leonapie aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
Enjoyed this book as a child myself and do believe this gave me the passion for reading. I now share this book with my children and enjoy rereading all the different lands that appear at the top of the tree. There is such amazing characters in this book moonface, saucepan man , silky, Dame wash a lot and if cause the children who have all kinds of adventures. A must have book for all children 
31st May '18
M1m1louise read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
A fantastical tale of magical lands that are accessed via the top of a magical tree inhabited by various magical creatures. A really epic tale. 
24th January '16
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
The magical faraway tree is an excellent book. It is a book about friendship, magic and adventure. I love this book because they always go on adventures in far away lands. Saucepan man one of the characters is very funny. My favorite part is when they are in present land and when Dame Washalot asks Saucepan man for a new iron but saucepan man instead buys her a pet lion.  <3 :D
11th August '16
I read it to Arthur aged 2 aged 2 & to WillP aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
I'll admit it-reading this book as an adult doesn't hold the same magic I had as a child. The children characters are admittedly old fashioned too. But the pleasure I got from reading this and similar works by Enid Blyton as a child was immense. Rich, colourful worlds of silly characters (some slightly irritating like Saucepan Man) and wonderful adventures. I decided to introduce my oldest boy to this world, and it made the perfect bedtime story, a chapter per night. Cliffhangers at the end of each chapter-making him want more. One of the loveliest things about having children is sharing stories from your childhood with them. 
23rd December '14
Read to a child aged 5
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5 stars
The Folk of the Faraway Tree, and the trilogy of which it is a part, have their very own literary magic in every printed page. It may have first been published 68 years ago, but it is timeless, and it is still enchanting and exciting children as much today as it ever has with every generation of readers over the years. My Mother loved these books, I loved them as a child, and I have just passed on this legacy to my six year old son. My son is spellbound by the adventures and explorations of the children in these books. If the children get into a bit of a fix at the end of a chapter, my son will insist that I read on one more page so he can go to bed knowing that the children are going to be fine. He loves the characters so much, and is a little sad that we have now come to the end of the books knowing he can't join in another adventure with them - but we will move onto Famous Five! This book revisits the siblings Beth, Frannie and Joe and introduces us to a new character called Connie - who is staying with the family while her mother is unwell. The children live in the country near an enchanted wood, at the centre of which exists a huge magical tree. Many magical folk, who are friends to the children, live in this tree. The tree's branches stretch into a permanent cloud - which is visited by a different magical land every few days. The story follows the adventures of the children and their magical friends in these new and exciting lands. My son has been captivated by the idea of visiting lands like 'The land of Tea Parties' and 'The Land of Spells' and it has really fired his imagination in terms of coming up with 'lands' he would like to visit, or drawing new lands he has invented. Chocolate and the land of playgrounds feature highly in his story! As a parent, Enid Blytons moral undertones of good behaviour are a nice way of social coaching through storytelling. In this book, Connie starts out as a selfish, ill mannered little girl - but come the end her adventures and lessons learnt in the lands of the Faraway tree have her changed to a well mannered and likeable character. Some of the phrasing is occasionally noticeably old fashioned but I think that is a good thing - it promotes clear and received pronunciation and that is something I could even do with picking up on sometimes as a parent! These books are for everybody, and we started reading them to our son since he turned 4. I still enjoy the stories at 34. These books are a classic and an integral part of any child's personal library. A must have!
2nd August '15
Read to a child aged 7
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5 stars
My mummy read this book to me first and I loved it so much that I read it again myself. My mummy also read it when she was at school and read it to my aunty Sarah when she was a little girl. I loved the start of the story because I thought it was like my family, we moved from a town to the country side with nothing around is but chickens, big green fields and cows. On my way to school I pass a big tree and always think that's the faraway tree and what it would be like to climb it with my sister Lottie and brother Douglas. I love all the people in the book but saucepan man is my favorite because he's a little deaf from all the pans banging around and always hear something different. I love the different lands they visit but always get worried that one day they won't get out. On my last birthday I wished that I could visit the land of Birthdays. When it was world book day at school I went has sausepan man. I love this books and the others that follow that's it's made me write my own short story Called the crazy kids with a special tree that if you give it 1p something anazing happens.
11th December '14
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
I really enjoyed reading about the mysterious new lands the folk of the faraway tree visited. I liked meeting the different characters.
1st November '15
Read to a child aged 10
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5 stars
Oh my goodness what a fantastic book full of crazy silly characters. I just wanted to keep reading couldn't put the book down. Every child needs to read this book.
24th December '14
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
I really liked this book. I found it really funny. Saucepan man was my favourite character because he would do silly things in this book which made me laugh. I liked the cool presents the children got when they went to the 'Land of presents' and 'Take what you want'   I enjoyed hearing how the children would get themselves out of trouble in the funny lands they found themselves in. I think everyone would like to read this book.
24th November '17
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
I have fond memories of reading this story myself, the adventures of moonface and all the folk in the faraway tree. I can't wait to read this story to my little one so he can experience all the adventures for himself 
20th January '16
I read it to AnnaC aged 6 aged 6
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4 stars
A classic to read to the family - my 5 year old loved it, though at times the chapters can be a bit repetitive to read night after night. She loved the characters and went as Silky the fairy to World book day. They also read it at school so A was very happy to have already read it at home
1st June '18
I read it to SophieKelly aged 5 aged 5
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4 stars
Book 2 of 4 book series

I've been looking for chapter books to read together (her take the odd page, while I read the majority) to encourage her that "proper" books are not so daunting ! 

Having really enjoyed "The Enchanted Wood" (book 1 of the series) it was really nice to revisit the old characters and be introduced to the children's visiting cousin who sees the woods / experiences the adventures with "a fresh set of eyes". However as an adult reader I began to find the "which land are we visiting next" formula quite repetitive, predictable...  and hard going. However Sophie continued to be enchanted with each new world... so we pressed on! 

Level: Daughter is 5yrs old / last term of reception / Turquoise reading band.
1st March '18
I read it to mrbear aged 7 aged 7
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4 stars
Loved this book as a child, and now enjoying introducing my boys to it. My 7 year old loves it.
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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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