If you follow the blog you’ll already know that we are fans of the Enid Blyton A Wishing-Chair Adventure series. Not only do I have fond memories of reading Enid Blyton when I was growing up, but I also think the short stories paired with new full-colour illustrations by Alex Paterson are a wonderful way to share Enid Blyton with young readers today.
A Summertime Mystery sees Mollie, Peter and Binky journeying to a disappearing island on the special flying chair. They find themselves in a spot of bother but luckily a merman comes to their rescue. But they’re not out of the woods yet, because their friend Thomas finds himself stuck with an awful face when the wind changes as he pulls faces. This had me laughing because my gran always used to tell me the same thing. She didn’t, however, tell me about the Windy Wizard who is the only person who can help them put things right.
We were happy to add A Summertime Mystery to our Enid Blyton A Wishing-Chair Adventure collection. Both of my children enjoy listening to these stories, they are great for readers making the move from picture books to chapter books. The illustrations will hold the attention of even reluctant readers and the stories promise to fire the imaginations of your children.
A Wishing-Chair Adventure: A Summertime Mystery is available from bookstores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R120.
Thanks to Penguin Random House for sharing this new story with us.