The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
Egmont, 2014. 9781405272209
(Age: 5+) Joe, Bessie and Fanny visit the Magic Faraway Tree where they meet Moon-Face, Silky the fairy and Saucepan Man. They have many adventures at the lands at the top of the tree in places like the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, the crazy Land of Topsy-Turvy, and the land of Do-As-You-Please.
Enid Blyton's books have been around for many years and a new generation of independent readers will be fascinated by the lands at the top of the Magic Faraway Tree. These lands are so crazy and fabulous that children will be encouraged to use their own imaginations and come up with a land of their own. The book would also be a good read aloud in class and for bedtime, and could lead to interesting discussions about the freedom that the children have in comparison with what children are allowed to do today.