The Magic Faraway Tree Series

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Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree series is one of the most beloved series of children’s books, for readers 5+.

The books tell the story of Joe, Beth and Frannie - three children who move to a new home and discover an Enchanted Wood on their doorstep. Climbing the Faraway Tree, they find a new world of magical adventures, with a new land at the top of the tree every day – the Land of Birthdays, the Land of Toys, the Land of Sweets and so many more.

The fantastical Faraway Tree characters, like Moonface, Saucepan Man, Silky and Dame Washalot make the books, with details like Silky’s pop cakes and Saucepan Man’s rhymes. The magical setting sparks young imaginations and the books are quoted by many children’s authors as some of the most influential books from their childhood.

A Faraway Tree film was announced in 2017 written by Simon Farnaby, the writer of Paddington 2 but has been delayed until at least 2022.

These are great first chapter books, either to read aloud or independently, and we also recommend the brilliant audiobooks, narrated by Kate Winslet. 

They can be read in any order but it’s best to start with book one: The Enchanted Wood.

You may also enjoy the new series of Magic Faraway Tree picture books inspired by the Enid Blyton stories and written by Jeanne Willis, with illustrations by Mark Beech and Jacqueline Wilson's retelling The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure.

All Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree books in Order:

Book 1: The Enchanted Wood (1939)
Book 2: The Magic Faraway Tree (1943)
Book 3: The Folk of the Faraway Tree (1946)
Book 4: Up the Faraway Tree (1951)
Stand-alone: The Adventures of the Goblin Dog (1952)

More The Magic Faraway Tree books:

Silky's Story by Jeanne Willis (2020)
Moonface's Story by Jeanne Willis (2021)
The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure by Jacqueline Wilson (2022)
The Magic Faraway Tree: A Christmas Adventure by Jacqueline Wilson (2023)

Book 1
Book 1

The Enchanted Wood

The Enchanted Wood is the first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by the world's best-loved children's author, ... MoreThe Enchanted Wood

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Book 2
Book 2

The Magic Faraway Tree

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

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Book 4
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Up The Faraway Tree

The fourth and final book in the extraordinary Magic Faraway Tree series, published as a stand-alone edition for the fir... MoreUp The Faraway Tree

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The Magic Faraway Tree: Adventure of the Goblin Dog

Adventure of the Goblin Dog is a stand-alone Magic Faraway Tree adventure by the world's best-loved children's author, E... MoreThe Magic Faraway Tree: Adventure of the Goblin Dog

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The Magic Faraway Tree: Silky's Story

The perfect introduction to the wonderful world of the Faraway Tree. Discover the magic! Explore the Enchanted Wood with... MoreThe Magic Faraway Tree: Silky's Story

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The Magic Faraway Tree: Moonface's Story

The perfect introduction to the enchanted world of the Magic Faraway Tree for the youngest children. Discover the magic!... MoreThe Magic Faraway Tree: Moonface's Story

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The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure

Discover the Magic Faraway Tree and explore the amazing lands it can lead to! An irresistible new story by bestselling a... MoreThe Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure

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Book 9

The Magic Faraway Tree: A Christmas Adventure

Explore the much-loved Magic Faraway Tree at the most special time of the year. This brand-new story by superstar author... MoreThe Magic Faraway Tree: A Christmas Adventure

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