“Hello” Enid Blyton Born 11 August 1897


Enid Mary Blyton (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968) was a British children’s writer also known as Mary Pollock.

One of Blyton’s most widely known characters is Noddy, intended for early years readers. However, her main work is the genre of young readers’ novels in which children have their own adventures with minimal adult help. This type include The Famous Five (21 novels, 1942–1963, based on four children and their dog),The Five Find-Outers and Dog (15 novels, 1943–1961, where five children regularly solve crimes before the local police), as well as The Secret Seven (15 novels, 1949–1963, a society of seven children who solve various mysteries). She also wrote some lesser known poems and books.

Her work has been translated into nearly 90 languages and her literary output was of an estimated 800 books over roughly 40 years.

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