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

I have grown reading her books.And boy do they transport you to “enchanted woods”.Her writing had a way of transcending borders and taking each readers to a different world where the readers could identify themselves with a character and hence be part of the plot. The plots were so engrossing that at times I used to forget that I was reading the book and not solving a mystery with the “Famous Five” or “Secret Seven”. Be it “Noddy” or Amelia Jane” or “Malory Towers”, each book had a characteristic of its own which set it apart from other books she wrote. Her work involves children’s adventure stories, and fantasy, sometimes involving magic. Her books were and still are enormously popular throughout the Commonwealth and across most of the globe. Her work has been translated into nearly 90 languages and her literary output was of an estimated 800 books over roughly 40 years.Thus what better way to celebrate her birthday than in a library among her books.

So on 13th August I arranged “116th Enid Blyton Birthday Celebrations” in the library.And to my surprise the response outdid “Harry Potter celebrations”.There was so much enthusiasm among students that they were restless and eager to participate in every event.We had the following events planned as part of the celebrations:





Each event had students enthusiastic to give their best and pay tribute to one of the most loved children’s author.



About avid reader

Words do not describe a person. I am many things and yet nothing. I am an avid reader, reading her way through the pages of life. Some stories warm the heart and yet others have let me dry. I am a result of my life, and yet my life is part a result of me. Don't try to figure me.

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    • She is an evergreen author who will be remembered for generations. Its nice to hear that you too celebrate her birthday.

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