If you go onto the Enid Blyton Society’s Cave of Books, you’ll be able to find out about all of Enid Blyton’s books, her series, short stories and novels and novelettes: they have worked tirelessly to gather all the information they possibly could for the website for the world to find out about Enid Blyton’s work. There are possibly 1001 short stories according to their extensive research. Out of the ones I’ve read, I’m going to share with you the two which ones I really liked the most.
The Caravan Family Series
I fell in love with this little series. They were short enough little stories with sweet kids who were learning about their world and different situations. I found that I could actually enjoy these which I wasn’t expecting as I am well above the age range for the target audience, but they were engaging stories and the children learnt some good solid lessons. I can’t wait to be able to read these to Fiona’s little boy Brodie, when he’s a bit older. I thoroughly recommend reading these books, though maybe you should read them in order instead of how I did, all over the place.
Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories
This is a collection of short Christmas stories bound together in a slightly longer short story about Susan, Benny, Anne and Peter who are asking their parents about Christmas traditions and there are lots of little stories interspersed so that the lessons and stories for Christmas can be told. Although they are simple stories, Blyton covers Norse myths as well as Christian traditions which is nice, a good change because of the monopoly of Christian stories at Christmas. I think apart from the stories being quite simple, they are very good and clear for the age range.
So there we are, two of my favourite sets of short stories that Enid Blyton wrote. Do you have any favourites you think I would like to read? Let me know in the comments!