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The Christmas Book

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Title:The Christmas Book
Author:
Blyton, Enid   
(16 of 113 for author by title)
Circus Days Again (Mr. Galliano's Circus #3)
The Children of Willow Farm (Farm #2)
Illustrator:
Evans, Treyer   
(1 of 4 for author by title)
The Mystery of Holly Lane (Five Find-Outers #11)
Published:   1944
Publisher:Macmillan and Co., Limited
Tags:Christmas, fiction, juvenile
Description:

REVIEW BY TERRY GUSTAFSON: Here is a most unusual Christmas book which all children will like to have — and many grown-ups too. So says Enid Blyton on the flap and I can only agree with her. I read this book as a youngster and was completely taken into the spirit of the season with the children — Benny, Susan, Ann and Peter. It is an account of one family's Christmas experience right from when the older children arrive home for the school holidays and it is told as a story which ends on the Big Day itself. An associate of Enid Blyton — L. Brimble, helped with information as to origins and meanings of the various Christmas rituals and jolly interesting they are. Did you know — according to the book, Charles II liked loin of beef so much that he knighted it and it is now Sir Loin and if you don't believe me there's a picture of Charlie performing the ritual!

In a way, the book deals with a perfect Christmas because everything is there. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Blyton, Enid

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Enid Blyton (1897-1968) was a prolific English author of children's books. Born in London, she began writing while still in school. Her first attempts at writing were rejected by publishers which just made her more determined to succeed. She trained as a teacher and in her spare time continued to write. Her first book, a collection of poems, was published in 1922. Her first series of books, "Old Thatch", began in 1934 and eventually encompassed 28 books. In the 1940's she began to churn out books sometimes three or four per year. By the 1950's she was publishing upwards of 50 books per year. In all, she wrote over 750 books which sold over 600 million copies. While critics called her writing unimaginative and lacking literary merit, this did not stop her adoring fans from scooping her books off the shelf. Even after her death, her endearing stories continue to draw the rapt attention of children everywhere. (Enid Blyton Society)

Most of Blyton's books were illustrated. Unfortunately, many of the illustrators are not yet in the public domain here in Canada. Each edition of her books frequently brought a different set of illustrations by a different illustrator. When possible, we include the illustrations from any edition where the artist is in the public domain. We have a few of her early nature books which we have chosen not to publish, as the art is integral to the book. However, most of her stories appear to be quite standalone without the art, and we bring them to you un-illustrated. Many of the first edition illustrations can be found on the Enid Blyton Society website: https://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/

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