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How many books did Enid Blyton write?
This is easily the most asked question about our beloved author, and it's amazing how many different answers there are. The truth is, it depends on what you mean by "book." Do you mean novels? Short story compilations? Character books? Non-fiction nature books? The following numbers are shamelessly borrowed from the Enid Blyton Society's database and updated real-time. For a far more detailed analysis, visit the Society's immense Cave of Books.
Note: Enid is credited with over 10,900 short stories, poems and plays throughout her career, but some were used many times so the actual number is more like 7500. Check out this comprehensive, detailed listing.
264 character books
983 short story series books
268 education books
247 recreation books
208 continuation books
290 Enid Blyton contributions
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January 29, 2016 - Evie Hamada says: I was looking at the quiz results and some of those names are hilarious, I laughed at 'Kiki's my parrot' now!
Fatty says: Some of them are ridiculous. I'm afraid the quiz isn't monitored anymore, and many of the high scores are the result of multiple attempts by the same person.
January 29, 2016 - jenni h says: Just reread Sally Neary's story, Rockingdown Revisited, and enjoyed it so much. Thank you, Sally!
January 28, 2016 - Anita says: In answer to Siobhan, the story about not writing thank you letters is probably 'The Disappearing Presents' from 'Everyday Stories'. Another story that's similar is 'He Didn't Say Thank You' from 'Goodnight Stories'. Both are excellent.
Fatty says: Thanks, Anita.
January 28, 2016 - TG says: On Jan. 25th, 2016 Slobhan asked about a story and no reply seems to be in the offing. To track the tale down it's a matter of selecting what's required from similar themed works and 'He Didn't Say Thank You,' may or may not be the one sought after although Christmas presents don't actually disappear in this tale. Morris sends letters of thanks to friends and relatives who shower gifts upon him, whereas his twin David can't be bothered. The same happens when their birthday arrives. You can find this in a 1940's 'Sunny Stories,' 'The Fourth Holiday Book,' or Purnell's 'Goodnight Stories. ' Unfortunately, Marj Thorp's illustrations grace only the original.
Fatty says: Thanks, TG.
January 25, 2016 - Shri says: Hi ,I would love to translate Enid Blyton's books into the local language. How do I go about securing permissions? Please guide me. Shri India.
Fatty says: You will need to contact the copyright holders (all books apart from Noddy), Hachette UK. Noddy is owned by DreamWorks Classics. You can find their contact details on their websites.
January 25, 2016 - Siobhan says: Hi, Does anyone know the name of the Enid Blyton story (in one of her short story compilations) about the children who won't write their thank you letters after Christmas? They are told that their toys will disappear if they don't, but the children don't care. Of course, the toys then disappear. It's in one of those books like 'Anytime Tales' or 'Fireside Tales'. Thanks so much if you do!
Daisy says: There are so many of these wonderful little stories which Enid wrote, and unfortunately, I don't know which tale this book could be in. I'm sure someone reading this message will know and be able to help you.
January 23, 2016 - Elisa says: I love EB books and am writing some based on it.
Fatty says: Good luck! It is good to know that Enid is still inspiring today's writers.
January 22, 2016 - Nigel says: It's all about the books. Enid was an author, not a screenwriter, and her books are best read, not adapted to the screen. Any adaptation, however good, will shatter our visions of her characters and settings.
January 21, 2016 - Somita Dhamala says: It has been such a long long long time since I last visited EnidBlyton.net....! Gosh, even that little fan-fiction that I wrote as a kid is still there! So good to know that the site is still active. Ummm, I was watching the series-adaptations of "The Famous Five" just yesterday, and was quite disappointed that they lacked that "adventure" element. Though nothing equals the joy of reading a book and watching the story unfold in your own imagination, I am hoping there will be quality movie-adaptations of Enid's books.
Daisy says: You have hit the nail on the head, Somita, when you say - nothing equals the joy of reading a book and watching the story unfold in your own imagination. That is what makes all Blyton books special, to each one of us.
January 17, 2016 - Nithya says: Thanks a ton, Fatty! I viewed a video in YouTube and it's fabulous. Nithya.
January 16, 2016 - ChristineK says: Hi, Like J, who posted on 1st January '16, I also have a strange, upside down back to front EB book. Mine is entitled "LET'S GARDEN," published in 1987 by Macdonald and Company Ltd. , illustrated by William McLaren, ISBN 0-361-07550-2, a PERNELL book. It's a hardcover, clean, unmarked and in very good condition, although it doesn't have a dust cover. I'm curious, and was trying to find out why it turned out like this, and how may other EB titles might also be the same. I might start an upside down back to front collection : D.
January 14, 2016 - Nithya says: : ) Fatty. By the way, it would be fun if there would be a TV series on the Famous Five, or Mystery series, or the secret series. Why not someone make them? .
Fatty says: There have been two Famous Five series - one made in the 70s and one in the 90s. Opinion is divided on their merit, There has also been a production of the Secret series. Google for information or check out the Enid Blyton Society forums.
January 14, 2016 - Nithya says: Wait. What breed is Timmy the dog in Famous Five? .
Fatty says: He is a mongrel, but don't remind George! Possibly some labrador in the mix, but who knows?
January 4, 2016 - Jay says: Dear Fellow Enid Fans. Thank you for always being here to encourage other fans when feeling down. Jay.
Buster says: What a lovely message, Jay.
January 3, 2016 - Jay says: I found a new website guys. Here is the link, it is done by Hatchette Australia. Jay.
Buster says: The link doesn't work!
Fatty says: It does work, Buster, just takes a bit of a time to load. Here is Hachette's British website. Incidentally, is your spelling of Hachette a Freudian slip? ;-)
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