It's day 4 in Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I know I said in an earlier post that I would post yesterday, but I had a lot on my mind and I was having a Ghost Whisperer marathon. Anyway, on to my post.
Today's Topic: Sure we've all read about Freedom and Mockingjay but we likely have a book we wish would get more attention by book bloggers, where it's a forgotten classic or under marketed contemporary fiction. This is your chance to tell the community why they should consider reading this book!
My forgotten treasure is a children's book!
THE MAGIC FARAWAY TREE
by Enid Blyton
Jo, Bessie and Fanny take their cousin Rick on an adventure he'll never forget to the magic Faraway Tree, where he meets Moon-Face, Silky the fairy and Saucepan Man, and visits all the different lands at the top of the Faraway Tree. Like the Land of Spells, the crazy Land of Topsy-Turvy, and the land of Do-As-You-Please, where the children ride a runaway train!---
I first read this book when I was in sixth grade when I borrowed it from a classmate. The first few sentences and I was in love! Imagine a tree in the middle of the forest where at the top of that tree there's a different land where you can visit and have grand adventures with. I used to daydream about that tree and imagining the lands that I would like to visit. I loved it so much but I had to return it.
I remembered it again when I was in high school and wanted to read it again. Good thing my sixth grade classmate was a schoolmate and I hunted her down to borrow it again.
Now, year 2010, I wanted to read it again - that's how much I loved it - that I scoured for it and bought a copy.
This book, which is a part of the Faraway Tree series, is a must-read for those who, in their childhood, loved to dream about faraway lands and have adventures, and for those who are still, like me, child at heart.