Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Famous Five

Enid Blyton 1897-1968

British writer who published over 600 children's or juvenile books during her 40-year career. Blyton's most famous series was The Famous Five. Its central characters were Julian, Dick, Anne, George, and the dog Timmy. Her works celebrated good food, spirit of comradeship, and honesty. By the 1980s, Blyton's books had sold some 60 million copies and had been translated into nearly seventy languages.