The Wishing-Chair by Enid Blyton - Activity Pack and Competition


Egmont are celebrating the brand new rejackets of the classic The Wishing List adventure stories from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton. The stunning new covers have been designed by Mark Beech.

They have created a fantastic activity pack – perfect for Chatterbooks groups, children to work through independently or a class.

If you use the pack, we would love to hear some feedback. You can do this online by using #blytonwishingchair and tagging @EgmontUK and @readingagency. You can also send feedback directly to Kimberley Sheehan by 29 October.

Write your own adventure competition with Enid Blyton

When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! The Wishing-Chair takes them on some marvellous adventures – to a castle where they narrowly escape from a giant and rescue Binky the pixie, to the Land of Dreams, and to a disappearing island!

How to Enter

If you had your own Wishing-Chair what would you wish for and what might happen? Will you meet Binky, the Grabbit Gnomes, or wizards and giants?

You could win a book bundle for your school or library worth £100 and one set of three
The Wishing-Chair series

All you have to do is download the competition page.

For full terms and conditions please visit the Summer Reading Challenge competition page.

Post your entries to:

Enid Blyton Competition,
Books Marketing Department,
Egmont Publishing 1st Floor
The Yellow Building
1 Nicholas Road
London W11 4AN

Closing date for entries is 31 December.


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