Enid Blyton - the well-known children's story
Brer Rabbit series
Brer Rabbit will never learn! He loves to
play jokes, tricks and set traps for his friends - but once in a while,
they beat him at his own game! These timeless stories of the briar patch
trickster are re-told in Blyton's hugely popular and successful style.
This collection contains many Brer Rabbit stories from the books Enid
Blyton's Brer Rabbit Book, Brer Rabbit Again and Brer Rabbit.
The world famous Blyton signature is a byword for fun and
action-packed stories, appealing to boys and girls from preschool to
early teens. She created an unrivalled group of successful and
internationally renowned series which include mystery and adventure
stories such as The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, and The Mystery
Series, school stories such as Malory Towers and St Clare's, fantasy
tales such as The Faraway Tree (including The Enchanted Wood) and of
course the much-loved Noddy stories for younger children.
Enid Mary Blyton (August 11, 1897 - November 28, 1968) was a British
children's writer known as both Enid Blyton and Mary Pollock. She was
one of the most successful children's storytellers of the twentieth
century. Once described as a “one-woman fiction machine”, she is noted
for numerous series of books based on recurring characters and designed
for different age groups. Her books have enjoyed popular success in many
parts of the world, and have sold over 400 million copies. By one
measure, Blyton is the sixth most popular author worldwide: over
3400 translations of her books were
available in 2007 according to UNESCO's Index Translationum; she is
behind Lenin and almost equal to Shakespeare.
One of her most widely known characters is Noddy, intended for
beginning readers. However, her main forte is the young readers’ novels,
where children ride out their own adventures with minimal adult help.
In this genre, particularly popular series include the Famous Five
(consisting of 21 novels, 1942 - 1963, based on four children and their
dog), the Five Find-Outers and Dog, (15 novels, 1943-1961, where five
children regularly outwit the local police) as well as the Secret Seven
(15 novels, 1949 - 1963, a society of seven children who solve various
Her work involves children's adventure stories, and fantasy,
sometimes involving magic. Her books were and still are enormously
popular in Britain, Malta, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka,
Singapore, and Australia; and as translations in the former Yugoslavia,
Japan, and across most of the globe. Her work has been translated into
nearly 90 languages.