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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. See all the picture books in order here.

    All 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)

    Book 1
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    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, ... More

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    The Folk of the Faraway Tree Gift Edition

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

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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 ma... More

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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... More

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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... More

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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 aut... More

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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 bestselli... More

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    Book 7
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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 wi... More

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