The Best Childhood Adventure Book Growing up in the cozy English village of Warninglid let me experience a simpler time. Television was very limited with only a few channels, and we only had one in our home. Books were a fabulous way to escape. I remember my older sister would read me stories at night. One of my favorite books was The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.
One of her critics boasts, “If I were to find myself on a desert island, suffering from deep depression, immense insecurity and utter loneliness, and completely abandoned by the world, never to be rescued...forget the food and the shelter, let me live in the Enchanted Wood, amongst the Folk of the Faraway Tree, and let me worship at the roots of the Magic Faraway Tree.”
I have never been stranded on a desert island, but I often dreamt of visiting the immense tree and befriending the colorful characters that lived there. I am now a mother of two, and once my little ones are bigger, I intend to read them the series of Enid Blyton novels. I highly recommend this children’s book collection.I often wonder where some of my inspiration as an author has come from. I am sure I can add English author Blyton as a source of motivation.