We are reading The Enchanted Wood - the first book in The Faraway Tree trilogy by Enid Blyton. If you haven't read these stories before, you have really been missing out. The students are loving it, you could hear a pin drop when I'm reading a chapter, and they are literally on the edge of their chairs waiting to find out what happens next.
I read The Faraway Tree when I was 8yrs old. It was the first chapter book I remember reading and I couldn't put it down! What an exciting world where anything can happen at any moment.
The story is about a brother and two sisters who discover a magical forest with a special tree called The Faraway Tree. Lots of different people live in the Faraway Tree, but if you climb to the top there are different worlds at the top - each world will turn up for 24 hours and then move on, so you can't stay for too long or you might be there forever. You never know which world is waiting up the top till you get there.
The Faraway Tree is very tall and very conveniently one of the characters (Moonface) has made a slippery slide inside the tree, so you can slide to the bottom. How awesome is that?!
We have been making triangle dioramas to show scenes from the book and we think they are pretty fantastic.
More to come soon...