“I don’t believe in things like that – fairies or brownies or magic or anything. It’s old-fashioned.’

‘Well, we must be jolly old-fashioned then,’ said Bessie. ‘Because we not only believe in the Faraway Tree and love our friends there, but we go to see them too – and we visit the lands at the top of the Tree as well!”  – Enid Blyton, The Folk of the Faraway Tree 


The Faraway Tree is a story or series of stories by Enid Blyton. The first of the stories was written in 1939. The story is that in an enchanted wood, there is a giant tree  – a tree that is a portal to magical worlds. Its branches reach high into the sky, so much so that its top most branches are immersed in the clouds. Three children discover the Faraway Tree and journey up into its realms. Each time they discover a new…

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