Today I got thinking about one of my all time favorite book series “The Faraway Tree” - a series of popular novels for children by Enid Blyton. The titles in the series are The Enchanted Wood (1939), The Magic Faraway Tree (1943), The Folk of the Faraway Tree (1946) and Up the Faraway Tree (1951).
I re-read the entire series 2 years back all during my pregnancy and it brought back all the childhood memories – the days when I use to believe in magic, dreamt about the endless possibilities that huge enchanting tree held, the innocence of characters and my love for the woods and fairies and all the little adorable creatures. Can’t wait to start reading to my little angel – I believe children should have their fair share of innocence, their imaginations are too precious to be wasted they should be allowed to believe in magic, in possibilities and above all in innocence.
As Willi Wonka says in Charlie and the Chocolate factory "Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
So, lets commit to make our children believers and teach them the value of faith and hope - these assets are what will get them through the tough realitites of life. and what better way to open their minds like that of inculcating the healthy habit of reading.
Happy reading everyone - enjoy the magic!