The Wishing Spells and Other Stories by Enid Blyton

Posted March 2, 2023 by elzaread in Book Review / 4 Comments

The Wishing Spells and Other Stories by Enid BlytonThe Wishing Spells and Other Stories by Enid Blyton
Series: Popular Rewards
on January 1ste, 2003
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover
Source: VCS
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List of Content:

The Wishing Spells
-Story: untraced story
She Never Could Remember
-Story: Stories for Tuesday
The Blow-Abouts
-Story: Enid Blyton's Bedtime Annual [1969]
It Happened One Afternoon
-Story: The Twelfth Holiday Book
A Surprise for Bimbo
-Story: untraced story
Tip, Top and Tup
-Story: Sunny Stories for Little Folks No.16 Feb 1927
-Story: A Second Book of Naughty Children
The Little Lost Brother
-Story: Enid Blyton's Good Morning Book
James's Feather Headdress
-Story: untraced story
The Enchanted Toadstool
-Story: News Chronicle Boys' and Girls' Story Book No. 4
The Top That Ran Away
-Story: The Enid Blyton Holiday Book
He Wouldn't Buy a Ticket
-Story: The Seventh Holiday Book
The Runaway Cows
-Story: The Enid Blyton Pennant Readers No.1

Greetings you guys! We haven’t done a book report from one of our school’s students in ages. And it’s not as if they don’t pile up on my Mommy’s desk. It is however, a fact that she doesn’t get to blogging and reviewing as much as she would like. Luckily the kids at school will constantly remind her to please, PLEASE, p-l-e-a-s-e, post their reviews!

Today, we have a lovely review from the cutest little girl you have ever seen. Alu Ncokwana is in Grade 3 and she actually read and reviewed The Wishing Spells and Other Stories by Enid Blyton, when she was still in Grade 2. Alu is such a keen reader and just loves coming to library.

Me and Mommy will have to rely completely on Alu’s interpretation of this collection today, as my Mommy can’t remember the Enid Blyton stories any more and I haven’t read them. Or rather, I haven’t been read these. Shocking! I know!

So let’s see what Alu has to say about this little book that she just seems to love so much:

Shuffle was sent by his mother to take three wishing spells to Dam Dandy. On the way, he met Mrs. Well-I-Never and Grabbit. Grabbit stole the bag with the three wishing spells.

Mrs. Well-I-Never wanted to use the bag of wishes to make Shuffle a bad guy. But then, Grabbit, her evil brother, went missing and she had to use her stolen wish to wish him back. I wouldn’t have wished him back. I would have left him wherever he went in the spell-world.

Shuffle went back to his mother to get a few more wishing spells and didn’t really bother too much with Mrs. Well-I-Never and her brother Grabbit.

Of course my favorite character was Shuffle. He is a good boy, very smart and he had a lot of respect for his Mom. My least favorite character was Mrs. Well-I-Never. She was rude and a bad woman. To crown it all, she was a thief and only wished bad things for Shuffle. Who would do that?

We love the Enid Blyton books in our school library and I just know that I will continue reading them until I’m old and grey.

Thank you for your lovely review, Alu! We hope that you will continue your love of books and reading for many more years to come.

For my reviews by VCS students, please visit our page VCS Reviews

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4 responses to “The Wishing Spells and Other Stories by Enid Blyton

  1. Great review Alu! I don’t think I had really heard of Enid Blyton until I was an adult. I don’t think she had quite the popularity here in the States as she has in other countries – or at least not the enduring popularity. I did just get a gorgeous edition of one of her books and am so excited to read it!