The Island of Surprises
|Series:||New Adventures of the Wishing-Chair|
Jack and Jessica find an old rocking chair in the shed of their new house. Suddenly, a pixie called Wishler appears and says he was trapped in the chair. He wants to go home, so soon they're off to the Island of Surprises on the magical wishing-chair. But there they meet a rather naughty wizard named Flick and they discover that surprises aren't always nice.
Enid Blyton is one of the best-loved children's authors with over 700 titles published. In 1922, her collection of poems was published. Aged 27, Enid married Hugh Pollock and moved to London. They had two children, and soon after Enid wrote her first novel, The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair. Enid divorced Hugh after almost 20 years of marriage, and married Kenneth Waters in 1943. Throughout the 40s and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: adventure stories, mysteries, magical stories, farming stories, stories for younger children, best-selling series like The Famous Five and Noddy. Enid fell ill with Alzheimer's disease and she died in 1963.