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The Wild West Kids - 1947

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The Wild West Kids - 1947

Postby pete9012S » 01 May 2016, 13:37


Enid Blyton's Treasury
The Wild West Kids
Illustrations: Geoffrey Higham
Story: Specially Written ... s+Treasury

I enjoyed this short story about a couple of children who almost join the circus due to their unique talents.
" A kind heart always brings its own reward," said Mrs. Lee.
- The Christmas Tree Aeroplane -

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Re: The Wild West Kids - 1947

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 01 May 2016, 15:53

A great wish-fulfillment story, which I only encountered as an adult. I love the exchange between Peter and his headmaster at the end!
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.

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Re: The Wild West Kids - 1947

Postby Rob Houghton » 02 May 2016, 00:24

I think that story is perhaps the only one I haven't read in EB's Treasury! I'll have to put that right! I think it was because I read all the shorter stories first, intending to read the longer ones afterwards. I read the 'Caravan Holiday' one quite recently but haven't got round to reading The Wild West Kids yet.

I really love the illustrations in 'EB's Treasury' - particularly the colour plates by the various artists. It's a lovely book. :-)
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)

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Re: The Wild West Kids - 1947

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 02 May 2016, 08:00

I love this book and the stories inside it. I would have been over the moon to receive this book as a child but I wasn't introduced to this book until I joined the society.

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