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The Children of Willow Farm (The Children of Cherry Tree Farm #2)

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This is a story about children living on a farm, feeding the animals, and helping with all the jobs that need doing around Willow Farm. Its simple storyline and animal interest should make it appealing to children.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 1994 by Mammoth (first published 1942)
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Mar 20, 2017 Nina rated it liked it
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It's not as adventurous as in the first book. I live in a village where people grow cattle, milk them and sell the cows. So it's nothing new to me.

The good thing about this book is everything went smoothly, without much problems and father was successful in his first try as a farmer. Well I don't know that's a good thing or not that this book just like go with the flow and everyone had a happy ending.
Jun 30, 2014 Coolbeans rated it really liked it
As the second book of the series, I think that I liked this one ever so slightly more. The children get their own farm and move in to what I consider to my dream home. Some of the things written in this book, I have never forgotten and hold close to my heart. I feel that this series of book was the most well written of all Enid Blyton's books and this one in particular I feel was written close to her own heart. The adventures the children have and the way it was written made me as a child feel l ...more
Nov 27, 2014 Karthik rated it liked it
This book is nice to read as a continuation of Cherry Tree Farm series. But reading about farm animals is somehow not exciting as reading about Wild animals. And Tammylan's role in the story is very limited. Somehow the wild man is the crux of the series. There is hardly any conflict and everything goes well. It almost read like a farming text book written in Enid Blyton's delicious language. Also one begins to feel the disconnect between the protagonists love for their animals and the fate that ...more
Aug 18, 2012 Zoya rated it it was amazing
One of the best Enid Blyton books I've ever read. I could just read it again and again..
Very heartwarming tale. :)
Octavia Cade
Aug 07, 2014 Octavia Cade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nostalgia, childrens
I had a short period of wanting to be a farmer as a kid, and it was because of this book. Of course, I realised fairly quickly that it was a highly romanticised view of farm life and that I didn't really want to be up at 5am to milk cows, or to spend my days scraping chook droppings off the floor, but at the time it sounded very briefly wonderful - especially the chapter on working in the dairy. To this day I still have a yen to make my own butter.

Romanticised or not, it's still a great book. E
Apr 21, 2012 Jules rated it liked it
I got this as a gift from my Dad when I was a kid and ate it up! I remember reading it late at night and loving everything about it. I can still smell the pages and feel their thick weight in my fingers. What a great memory! Unfortunately the book is not as great as the memory. It is sickeningly upeat look at farm life in the 1940's. It did have its moments and my kids did enjoy it, but my wife and I kept looking at each other in dismay with an arch of eyebrows that meant "Oh no, here comes anot ...more
Jocelyn (foxonbooks)
Enid Blyton's work is always lovely, nostalgic and a little bittersweet because of it. The four children of Willow Farm are bright and cheery and this is a gentle, classic English tale.
Bethan Rodley
Aug 16, 2013 Bethan Rodley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
really good for people who like farms
Jun 07, 2011 Tasneem rated it really liked it
Blyton is a genius. I love her stories. They take you back to a more innocent time.
Tara Calaby
Jan 15, 2012 Tara Calaby rated it liked it
Shelves: junior-fiction
Not one of my favourite Enid Blytons (those were generally the series books) but I still used to like this one a lot.
Aug 17, 2011 Pallavi rated it it was amazing
As a kid, this book made me want to live on a real farm and actually hate city life :)
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(See also her pen name Mary Pollock)

Born in 1897 in South London, Enid Mary 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 edito
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