Book Review: The Folk of the Faraway Tree

The Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

The Folk of the Faraway Tree (The Faraway Tree, #3)
by Enid Blyton

4 out of 5 stars

Three siblings and their friend, Connie, visit the wood behind their cottage, and at the center of the forest is the Faraway Tree. It is the largest tree in the world; so large that the top reaches the clouds, and at the very top the Faraway Tree connects to a magical land.

But the magical connection changes every week, so that you never know which land will be at the top of the tree. It might be the Land of Birthdays where everyone gets a free birthday party. Or it might be the land of evil goblins. It might be a land that rolls and jumps with constant earthquakes. Whatever land there is, the three children and their fairy friends are sure to have a wild adventure!

At first, Connie insists that she doesn’t believe in magic trees or magical people, but once she climbs up the Faraway Tree, she quickly changes her mind. She is selfish and rude in the beginning, but she learns to be more polite and kind as the children encounter difficult adventures.

This writing is similar in style to the Wizard of Oz books, and very enjoyable! I like how imaginative each different land is; you never know what will happen next!

There are quite a lot of different fairyland characters. Goblins, pixies, brownies, talking animals, and others who defy description. Even the trees can talk in this magical forest!

Such a fun book!

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