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Amelia Jane Gets into Trouble (Amelia Jane)
Age Range: 5 years upwards
Enid Blyton’s Amelia Jane is big, bad and the terror of the toy cupboard – but the other toys have had enough of her behaviour and are set to teach her a lesson.
Amelia Jane is big, bad and the terror of the toy cupboard! In this book, Sidney, the selfish teddy bear, has just come to the toy-cupboard. The toys are at their wits’ end. If only they could teach Amelia Jane a lesson once and for all!
Short chapters and beautiful illustrations make Amelia Jane perfect bedtime reading for children aged six and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.
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Enid Mary Blyton (1897 - 1968) was an English author of children's books.
Born in South London, Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. She was educated at St. Christopher's School, Beckenham, and - having decided not to pursue her music - at Ipswich High School, where she trained as a kindergarten teacher. She taught for five years before her 1924 marriage to editor Hugh Pollock, with whom she had two daughters. This marriage ended in divorce, and Blyton remarried in 1943, to surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters. She died in 1968, one year after her second husband.
Blyton was a prolific author of children's books, who penned an estimated 800 books over about 40 years. Her stories were often either children's adventure and mystery stories, or fantasies involving magic. Notable series include: The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, The Five Find-Outers, Noddy, The Wishing Chair, Mallory Towers, and St. Clare's.
According to the Index Translationum, Blyton was the fifth most popular author in the world in 2007, coming after Lenin but ahead of Shakespeare.