Renee Conoulty: The Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton


Saturday, 11 July 2015

The Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

"A land at the top of a tree!" said Connie. "I don't believe a word of it."

Jo, Bessie and Fanny are fed up when Connie comes to stay - she's so stuck-up and bossy. But they don't let her stop them having fun with their tree-friends, Silky, Moon-Face and the Saucepan Man. Together they climb through the cloud at the top of the Faraway Tree and visit the wonderful places there, the Land of Secrets and the Land of Treats - and Connie learns to behave herself!

Hey! Here's my review.

This is the third book in The Magic Faraway Tree trilogy. This series was my favourite when I was young and I was so excited to share it with my children for the first time, but not for the last. We will definitely read them all again.

**Interviews with my 4 and 6 year old kids**

Me: What did you think of the story?
Mr 6: It was awesome and not a bit stupid. It was just awesome and no stupid at all.
Miss 4: I like it.

Me: Which bit did you like the best?
Mr 6: I liked it when they saved the Faraway Tree.
Miss 4: Um when they, when they, I don't know. I don't know Mum.

Me: Who was your favourite character?
Mr 6: Joe, Moonface and Saucepan. And of course Whatsiname. What is Whatsiname's name? Actually, it's too hard to remember.
Miss 4: Silky

Me: Which land would you like to go to?
Mr 6: I would like to go to the land of get something for your Mummy. That wasn't in the book, but I would like to go to that land if it comes. Actually, I would like to go to that land where you buy things for other people so I could buy roses for you. *Kisses my forehead* I love you Mum.
Miss 4: Land of the tree.


  • Where: Local Library
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. They are! Your two will be coming out with comments like this soon too :)

  2. hehe your kids are so sweet. I loved those books. They made a huge impression on me as a kid. Still remember to this day the land where there was lemonade streams and big jam tarts hanging off trees. This is off the top of my head- haven't read them in ages! my goodness. I would go there today.

    1. It's been a wonderful experience reading them to my kids, like reading them again for the first time.