|Image from The Enid Blyton Society|
Let me tell you, I was beside myself when my friend Jen told me about it last month. Read it for yourself here and here.
Will we soon see action figures and dolls? Will your children will be climbing trees to hold picnics up in the topmost branches and be begging you to sew costumes just so they can re-enact the adventures of Jo, Bessie and Fanny (or whatever their names will be after the PC brigade are done with the screenplay, grrr)?
Will they paint their own peg dolls and make their own cardboard Trees?
And fall in love with Blyton's other beloved worlds: The Wishing Chair, Mallory Towers, St Clares, The Five Find-Outers, The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, as well as the lesser-known Mystery, Secret and Adventure series?
And, more importantly, will this dose of Hollywood bring those stories -finally - into our libraries here in the US?
I am all agog.