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Birthday DELIGHTS!

Let us celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest children’s writers by reading her books!

How quickly August has sneaked upon us! There are so many things to celebrate — Friendship Day, Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan, and some of you may even have your birthdays this month. Well, for those of you who do, here’s some good news — you share your birth month with a great children’s writer. Who is it, you wonder? Drumroll, please… Enid Blyton! She was born on August 11, 1897. Enid Blyton needs no introduction, for she is one of the most celebrated and all-time favourite writers for children across the world. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s jump into the adventure that awaits us in these Blyton books.

Adventures of the Wishing Chair

Two siblings, an upcoming birthday, and the frantic scampering around to find the perfect little gift — oh yes, we've all been there. But Mollie and Peter have gotten themselves into something bigger and far more adventurous. They stumble upon an antique chair that can grow wings and can take them to faraway magical places. What kind of magical journeys will they undertake with their new friend Chinky?

The Children of Cherry Tree Farm

The Children of Cherry Tree Farm is quite charming and a happily-ever-after kind of a story. Rory, Benjy, Sheila and Penny are sent off from London to their uncle and aunt's place in Cherry Tree Farm. Here, they get to know about Tammylan, a wild man who lives outdoors and knows all about birds and animals. And when the children indeed meet Tammylan, he introduces them to the wonderful world of animals in the wild.

House at the Corner

Five children — Pam, Tony, Lizzie, and Twins David and Delia — live at the House at the Corner with their mother and father. They are just like any other family until the kids’ aunt Grace comes to visit. But soon, things take a turn for the worse and the family has to look out for each other in a way they never had to.

The Castle of Adventure

The second book from The Adventure Series, The Castle of Adventure has Lucy, Jack, Dinah and Philip investigating the mysterious lights flashing from the castle on the hill, which is close to where they are holidaying. With the help of a gypsy girl, Tassie, the children figure out that the castle is hiding far more sinister things than they had anticipated.

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