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A Letter from Jack

Postby Tony Summerfield » 21 Mar 2013, 14:33

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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 21 Mar 2013, 15:12

What a nice little letter with a picture. I couldn't read it very well, unfortunately, the writing was just a bit too small for me to see clearly. :)

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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Fiona1986 » 21 Mar 2013, 16:40

I'm having trouble reading it too. It starts "dear friends of Ms Blyton" which is lovely. Maybe I will be able to read it better on the laptop rather than the iPad.
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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Eddie Muir » 21 Mar 2013, 16:59

It's lovely to read your letter and to know that you enjoy Enid Blyton's books, Jack. :D
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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Tony Summerfield » 21 Mar 2013, 17:06

I am sorry about people having difficulty in reading this letter, I have redone it three times but I can't make it any clearer. The original is perfectly readable although the writing is rather small and when I have to reduce the size in order to get the maximum allowable width (520), it does become very difficult to read it.
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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 21 Mar 2013, 17:34

No worries, Tony. As long as the children write in and tell us they're reading Blyton and enjoying the books is wonderful to know. :D

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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 21 Mar 2013, 18:44

The Saucepan Man is my favourite character too, Jack! I love it when he misunderstands what people have said.

Enid Blyton used to enjoy making up stories when she was a child, and as a teenager she decided she wanted to be a writer. She began by writing short stories, poems and articles for magazines and newspapers. She loved being an author and used to receive lots of letters from children who read her books.
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.

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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Fiona1986 » 21 Mar 2013, 19:32

My eyesight must be worse than I thought, I can hardly read it on the laptop either :shock:
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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Darrell71 » 13 Apr 2013, 18:00

I can just make it out. But that's 'k! Not Jack's fault! Lovely letter, and the Saucepan Man rocks!
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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Moonraker » 14 Apr 2013, 13:04

Of course, someone who can read it could always post a transcript!
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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Poppy » 18 Apr 2013, 15:33

I think it said something like this:

Dear Friends of Mrs Blyton,

My name is Jack Eden. My favourite book is The Magic Faraway Tree. I like this book because it has lots of describing words. Also, I like the characters, especially the Saucepan man - he is very funny.

I hope you don't mind answering some questions please?

How old were you when you started writing stories?

When you were young did you always want to be an author?

Thank you for reading my letter. I hope you will send a letter back.

Yours Sincerly,
Jack Eden.


A lovely letter, Jack, and a great book!
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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Tony Summerfield » 18 Apr 2013, 18:50

That is almost spot on, Poppy. I have the original letter of course, which is quite legible.
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Re: A Letter from Jack

Postby Nair Snehalatha » 22 Sep 2013, 15:37

A very sweet little letter from Jack. So happy that he enjoyed the ''Faraway Tree''. It's my favourite too. :) :)
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