Enid Blyton is easily one of the most popular authors in English for children. Most known for her series such as The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, Malory Towers, The Faraway Tree, her books have enlivened the childhood of many. Though she wrote in the early- and mid-1900s, her books remain popular today even when the world of children’s literature has much more to offer in terms of authors, publishers and genres. Nature Stories from Enid Blyton is a collection of 30 short stories formerly published in other books and magazines.
In this collection that spans over 300 pages you will find stories with animals and plants as central characters—a rabbit, a fawn, a dormouse, a squirrel, a thrush, a toad, a crab, an eel, the elm, the willow, the mistletoe, the oak and a hedgerow that appears in several of the stories. You will also find stories about children who are interested in nature as well as a few folk tales, and a few stories with morals as well. Each of these stories has information about animals and plants, their natural history, their relationships with other living beings and the world around them. The stories are set in an idyllic English countryside and paint a vivid picture of its inhabitants and visitors across seasons.