The Magic Faraway Tree (The Faraway Tree, #2)
by Enid Blyton
Three siblings and their cousin, Richard, 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 Treats where everyone gets to eat anything they want. Or it might be the Land of Tempers, where everyone is angry all the time. It might be a land where you can get magical medicines to cure any illness. Whatever land there is, the children and their fairy friends are sure to have a wild adventure!
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!
Aw, this does look like a sweet book! I love the cover, too!
There is actually another edition of this book with a much prettier cover illustrated by Quentin Blake. I wish I had that one!