Books to keep – The Faraway Tree series

[I’m one of the Kindle’s biggest fans, and will buy as much as I can in digital form. But there are a few books I can’t get rid of. This is the first in an infrequent and limited series featuring those physical books that mean enough to earn their place in the box that moves house with us.]

I loved The Faraway Tree series as a kid. The idea of climbing a tree and finding a multitude of different lands at the top is so intriguing, and so limitless! I’d be the first to buy these in digital form, except the fact that the new books are all modern-kid friendly. These three editions are quite old…

…and thus full of unsuitable names.

The new blurbs read like this: “When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, that is the beginning of many magical adventures!” Humph.

But it matters not. Moon-Face was always my favourite. Here he is, pondering.

5 thoughts on “Books to keep – The Faraway Tree series

  1. I’ve never written on this blog before, but I couldn’t resist replying to this post. I LOVE Enid Blyton. (I was encoding a Famous Five Video when I read this post!). I agree that it is very frustrating that modern society wants to try to censor classic books like this.
    Luckily I don’t own a high-tech book reading gadget thingy so I have to resort to looking in charity shops and getting the unedited versions!

  2. This was my absolute favourite series as a kid but I never owned the books, I just got them out of the library often. I’ve wanted to buy them for ages but I don’t want the changes in them! Very jealous of your copies 🙂

  3. wait… you still have real life books. in a box. that we’re going to move? kill me.

    (although they do look kinda light)

    am a bit confused why they have to change names now. is moon-face as bad as the fat controller?

  4. I still have my old copies of these, in the loft in my mum’s house, which helps with the moving thing 🙂 I also have my very, very old Winnie-The-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner, which used to be my dad’s. My kids were very confused by those books because they were so used to the Disney version 😦

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