Monday, 15 August 2011

A permanent source of inspiration (Part 6 of 8)



Meaningless routines do not make a world that children want to inhabit, nor any discerning adult for that matter.



Enid Blyton's message to every young reader is that he should not base his decisions on questionable traditions; that he should think for himself and check things twice; that he should do what is right, which is not necessarily what people expect him to do.



Is it then a surprise that her books continue to delight millions of boys and girls around the world?



As soon as a kid reads a volume of the Famous Five, he is hooked and won't stop until he gets hold of the complete series. Blyton's work originates the same fascination in young girls, who constitute 50% of the protagonists of her novels.



To be continued in the next post.



[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]



[Image by Per Ola Wiberg under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]


A permanent source of inspiration (Part 6 of 8)


Meaningless routines do not make a world that children want to inhabit, nor any discerning adult for that matter.

Enid Blyton's message to every young reader is that he should not base his decisions on questionable traditions; that he should think for himself and check things twice; that he should do what is right, which is not necessarily what people expect him to do.

Is it then a surprise that her books continue to delight millions of boys and girls around the world?

As soon as a kid reads a volume of the Famous Five, he is hooked and won't stop until he gets hold of the complete series. Blyton's work originates the same fascination in young girls, who constitute 50% of the protagonists of her novels.

To be continued in the next post.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Per Ola Wiberg under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]