Childrens Books

Enid Blyton, a great writer of children’s books from England and author of “Children of Green Meadows”

Enid Blyton is a famous children’s writer who has endeared herself to growing children with nearly 600 books. She also created a series of books about a set of characters like the Famous Five and the Secret Seven. His novels have always focused on children as the main characters who solved many crimes and mysteries, long before the police could. Enid Blyton was born in 1897 and died in 1968 of Alzheimer’s disease.

Enid Blyton and the writing of “Children of Green Meadows”

Enid Blyton also loved animals and this love found itself translated into a number of books. One of the most famous books is “Children at Green Meadows”. In the novel, Green Meadows is a large country house in a dilapidated state, as the owners don’t have enough money to repair it. The parents want to sell it, but the grandmother who owns the house is against it.

The story

The Marshal family residing in this dilapidated structure has 3 children named Francis, Claire and Sam. The father is confined to a wheelchair and cared for by his beloved wife. He had suffered an injury during Hitler’s war. The kids don’t have animals as pets but love animals and would love to have some. The story picks up when a large apartment complex stands near their home. This resort has a policy that no pets are allowed. Enid now weaves a great story as the people who come to live in the apartment complex have pets and since they cannot keep them in the apartment complex the children volunteer to keep them.

The children, with Grandma’s support, soon build a mini menagerie. The beauty of the book is how Enid brings out the heart of gold in the family, who won’t accept any money to keep the animals, but the owners find ways to compensate the children and the Marshall household. This makes for a heartwarming story that is sure to strike a chord with both child and adult.

The message sent by Enid is that good children will have good things to come. This novel is not as famous as other Enid Blyton books like the famous series of five and the series of seven secrets, but in its own way it is a beautiful, touching story that engages the reader from start to finish. . The book is full of sentimentality and a reader is sure to feel a lump in their throat.

Enid Blyton: Personal life

Enid Blyton was born in 1897 and died in 1968. As a child, she was very attached to her father and it was a traumatic experience for her when he left the family to live and sleep with another woman. It probably affected her a lot. Although she was married, she started having a series of love affairs. She divorced her first husband and in 1943 married a second time to a man named Darrell Waters. She made the unprecedented decision to change the surnames of her two daughters from her first marriage to Waters. Her husband died in 1967, and Enid died a year later. on November 28, 1968, at the age of 71. She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium where her ashes remain to this day.

Enid Blyton as Writer

Enid Blyton writes simple prose that appeals to young children. The language is simple and the sentences well designed for young boys and girls. The book contains beautiful descriptions that show children’s love for animals. Out of nearly 600 books written by Enid Blyton, this book has its own niche and reveals what a master craftsman, Enid Blyton was. Who could tell a simple story and bring it to life? The fact that she has written over 600 books is testament to her prodigious talent.


No review of Enid Blyton’s books is complete without reference to the controversies surrounding her writings. Several times her books were banned from public libraries because she made racist comments such as referring to a Negro “like a black with soot”. From 1995, his books are republished after publication

Where do we place Enid Blyton now in the 21st century? The fact remains that her books have sold over 600 million copies and from 2000 to 2010, she was always in the list of the ten best-selling authors, having sold books worth 31.2 million pounds sterling in the UK alone.

His book “The Magic Faraway Book” was ranked No. 66 in the BBC Big Read ranking. In 2008 she was awarded Britain’s most beloved author by the Costa Book Awards.

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