The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton was published by Dean&Son and is sold at £5.18

What is the book about?

The Magic Faraway Tree follows siblings Joe, Beth, Frannie and their cousin Dick as they move to a new home and explore the nearby woods. They come across a tree with a small door at the bottom and discover a world of magical creatures, new friends and adventures along the way. Each time they find themselves at the very top of the tree there is a new and exciting land to discover, such as the Land Of Treats.

Who is it aimed at?

Though most of the books I review are aimed at young adults and sometimes a little older, I just had to find space for this classic children’s book. It’s the perfect gift for anyone older than five or even younger to read to them.

What was your favourite part?

Definitely my favourite part of The Magic Faraway Tree is finding out which fantastical world Joe, Beth, Dick and Franny would find themselves in each time they climbed to the top of the tree. Along with the recurring fun characters that lived in the tree they would always meet new, interesting people in whatever land they were exploring.

What was your least favourite part?

As it was originally published in 1943 it could be difficult for children today to relate to the roles and lifestyles of the kids in the book, but this was a small fraction of the story compared to their fun and timeless adventures.

Which character would you most like to meet?

Of all the characters I would probably most like to meet my favourite from when I was younger, Silky the fairy. She was always incredibly kind and would bake treats such as pop cakes which to this day I would still absolutely love to try.

Why should someone buy this book?

The Magic Faraway Tree is the first book I remember and set me on a path to adore literature as I do now.