The Wishing Chair Collection by Enid Blyton

The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton is my favourite childhood book of all time. I believe I was 8 or 9 when I got it for Christmas and I couldn’t put it down.
There is something about Enid Blyton’s books that turn me back into a kid. The adventures she used to write about were were just amazing and took you on a journey far, far away. I still have my own copy today.
           
The Wishing Chair tells us of the story of brother and sister Peter and Mollie, who are out looking for a birthday present one day and come across a strange little shop. In this shop they find the magical Wishing Chair which ends up taking them on adventures with their pixie friend. They meet many witches, goblins and wizards amongst other creatures along the way.
This beautiful hardback edition  contains 3 storybooks in 1. They are:
  • Adventures of the Wishing Chair
  • The Wishing Chair Again
  • More Wishing Chair Stories
It is over 500 pages long and will keep any child occupied for a good few hours.

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39 Comments

  1. 29th June 2015 / 3:59 pm

    I can't really remember, I know I liked Sweet Valley Twins from quite a young age. Also enjoyed Goodnight Mr Tom, although skim read it recently and found it awfully depressing! I enjoyed the Point Horror books too. Judy Blume etc

  2. Viv C
    28th June 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Dr Seuss

  3. 28th June 2015 / 12:12 pm

    The magic faraway tree, it's not my daughter's favourite x

  4. 26th June 2015 / 6:04 pm

    A book called Mimi. All about a kitten with no home who wandered the length of the high street and found the fishmongers.

  5. 25th June 2015 / 9:56 pm

    The Little House on the Prairie series. I'm looking forward to when my daughter's old enough for them.

  6. 21st June 2015 / 7:58 pm

    I loved enid blyton books – famous five or secret seven were my favourite . I loved judy blume books too!

    Ashleigh

  7. 21st June 2015 / 2:52 pm

    The magic sweetshop Enid blyton

    Kay Panayi

  8. Beth bumbler_bee
    21st June 2015 / 11:15 am

    I loved the Hairy Maclary books by Lynley Dodd and Elmer the elephant and anything by Jacqueline Wilson!

  9. 14th June 2015 / 7:27 pm

    I loved Danny, The Champion of the world was a favourite of mine

  10. 13th June 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  11. 13th June 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  12. 10th June 2015 / 7:36 am

    I loved the Faraway Tree and everything by Enid Blyton (my mum put a ban on reading Naughty Amelia Jane because apparently I became more naughty after reading it) Sophie's Snail series by Dick King Smith were my absolute favs though

  13. 9th June 2015 / 10:10 pm

    Left comment on Facebook loved The Faraway Tree with Moonface and adored The Wishing Chair kept in the children's playroom with magical wings

  14. 7th June 2015 / 12:11 am

    This is hard as I was and still am a complete bookworm, however it may have been for a time the Narnia collection, and I remember The Voyage of the Dawn Treader made an enormous impact on me, blew me away.

  15. 4th June 2015 / 6:53 pm

    The Children of Cherry Tree Farm x I still have my old copy couldn't bear to let it go x

  16. 3rd June 2015 / 2:30 pm

    The Wishing Chair was my favourite book when I was a child. I would be great to win it so my daughter could enjoy it hopefully as much as I did.

  17. 3rd June 2015 / 1:19 pm

    Loved all the Enid Blyton from Noddy to the Famous Five

  18. 3rd June 2015 / 12:29 pm

    My favourite childhood book was Elma the Multicoloured Elephant

  19. 3rd June 2015 / 10:56 am

    The Narnia books. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe was my favourite 🙂

  20. 3rd June 2015 / 8:02 am

    I have loads but I loved 'Five Children and It' by E. Nesbit. It was lovely to read.

  21. 3rd June 2015 / 5:20 am

    My own favourite was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, in fact all of the Narnia books. But I have very fond memories of the Wishing Chair books as they were my own daughters' favourites, and now my oldest granddaughter has just discovered the Faraway Tree stories – it would be lovely to give her the Wishing Chair stories to go with them.

  22. 2nd June 2015 / 8:09 pm

    famous five or secret seven

  23. 2nd June 2015 / 7:59 pm

    i was very into the secret seven books but my most favourite was a book my mum used to read called mervyn the mouse

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