Author(s): Enid Blyton
Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.
What better way to celebrate best-loved author Enid Blyton's birthday on 11 August than with a gorgeous new edition of the first classic Noddy storybook?
Noddy Goes to Toyland tells of Noddy's first encounter with Big-Ears and his move to Toy Town.
First published in 1949, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Hamsen van der Beek.
Enid Blyton's books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other children's author. She wrote over 600 books and hundreds of short stories, including favourites such as The Famous Five,The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers and Noddy. Born in London in 1897, Enid lived much of her life in Buckinghamshire and adored dogs, gardening and the countryside. She died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers.