[DWJ] OT: children's book id?

Celestia Godbehere ayewards at hotmail.co.uk
Mon May 7 11:00:54 EDT 2007


I'm sure it's 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton.
'The Magic Faraway Tree' is the second in the series.
Hope that's some help,

Celestia

>From: deborah.dwj at suberic.net
>Reply-To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
>To: dwj at suberic.net
>Subject: [DWJ] OT: children's book id?
>Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 09:21:16 -0400 (EDT)
>
>Hello, brain trust,
>
>Somebody on LibraryThing asked if I could identify a book, but
>the description doesn't ring a bell for me. Does it for any of
>you?
>
>"It is about two or three children that go for a visit to a
>country house of a relative. In the back of the garden or grounds
>is a gate. I don't think they are supposed to go through it
>because it leads to the woods. They break the rule and sneak out
>one day. When they enter the woods they find a very big tree.
>Something attracts their attention up the tree and one of them
>decides to start climbing up. I don't know if it is a call for
>help or just a noise. The climber looks into the tree and see
>something or meets an animal that lives in the tree. He/ she
>calls down for the other/s to climb up and see. That is how the
>adventure begins. They always climb down before then end of the
>day and make it back to the house/cottage. The next day they
>climb higher and on and on. This was read to me in first or
>second grade. The adventures always happen up in the tree. That
>is all I can remember. Thanks for the help."
>
>The only thing it sounds like to me is one of the Green Knowe
>books, but I'm sure that's not it.
>
>-deborah
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