Title: The Folk of the Faraway Tree
Author: Enid Blyton
Page Count/Review Word Count: 185
The Folk of the Faraway Tree is the third book in Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree series, and it sees the return of Jo, Bessie and Fanny as they introduce Connie, their mother’s friend’s daughter, to their friends on the Faraway Tree.
Connie is, quite frankly, annoying – for a start, she doesn’t believe that the Faraway Tree exists, although she quickly changes her mind once she begins to experience the weird lands that dwell through a hole in the clouds. She’s also nosy and prone to snooping, all qualities that I don’t admire – in fact, this gets the other characters in to trouble.
It’s deliberate though, and if you can get past the fact that there’s a new character who’s fundamentally unlikable, you’ll enjoy this installment in the series. Look out for the Land of Treats, the Land of Secrets and the Land of Enchantments. Oh, and say hello to my good friends Silky and Moon-Face while you’re there.