BBAW Day 4: Forgotten Treasures

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!

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.


1 comment:

  1. Aww, I used to read Enid Blyton as a kid! THis brings back memories.


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