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The Wishing-Chair Again

(Wishing Chair #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  3,699 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Mollie and Peter have a wonderful Wishing-Chair which they keep in their playroom at the bottom of the garden. While they are at Boarding School their pixie friend Chinky looks after it for them; but in the holidays the Chair grows wings and takes them on trips to all sorts of odd places.
Paperback, 181 pages
Published 2000 by Mammoth (first published 1950)
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Jun 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rasheed by: Shabeen
Shelves: children, fantasy
This was my first Enid Blyton book and the first long story I read, which made me start reading novels on my own.
Oct 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is a childhood favourite of mine.. Many a night I spent with a torch and this book when I should have been sleeping. The wishing chair takes out characters on adventures to different lands .. I love how simple this book is but incredibly magical.These are not books that would go out of style or date as any child who was read this book would love it even though it is many many years since it was first published. Enid Blyton wrote books that could set childrens imaginations on a whirlwin ...more
Lynn Smith
Enjoyable sequel and I really liked the story at the time.
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
They amazingly fly in the sky
David Sarkies
Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children & Parents
Recommended to David by: My Dad
Shelves: childrens
Molly & Peter return to Fairy Land
29 March 2012

This book follows on from the first Wishing Chair book and Blyton's storytelling ability has certainly begun to advance by this stage. However, I have also noticed that there is a gap of about 27 years between these two books. During this time she had written the three Faraway Tree books, so it is not surprising that as we read this story we discover references to the Faraway Tree and some of the magical lands therein. We also meet o
Indah W
Nov 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm still in love with this series!

On the previous series, each chapter usually is about one adventure whileas on this book, it might take couple of chapters for one stories.

And the most exciting adventure for me in this book is when they are flying on their wishing chair to Land of Goodies, oohh myy.. I sure will lovee being in that place where the trees grow chocolates, nyaamm nyaamm :q

I still have one more book to read, cause I bought the "3 in 1" edition :
Aw, c'mon, who didn't want a chair with wings on it?! Perfect to mix in with The Faraway Tree; I read (and had read to me) those five books countless times as a kid. Such a delight.
Jul 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, 2009
I remembered this from my childhood, more fondly than I currently found it. It seems very dated and slightly twee, but my kids loved it, and it was nice to pass the magic on.
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was a voracious reader as a child having entire series of "The Baby Sitter's Club", "Sweet Valley Kids", and "Sweet Valley High School", but nothing sparked my imagination like Enid Blyton. There were a few books of hers in circulation in the 1980's Pakistan, and I was probably the only girl (or maybe there was another) who knew about her. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone who liked reading and asked what I was reading. The way her short stories sparked my imagination impacted me mo ...more
Ruth Anna Spencer
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m in a real trading slump, I can’t seem to find a book that grabs my attention. I’ve started several and stopped after a couple of chapters.
I spotted this in a local charity shop and it bought back such happy memories, I couldn’t resist buying it and reading it, even though I’m some 40 years older than it’s targeted reader.
I love EB, and the books made me smile all the way through. What old fashioned times she wrote in though. I’m used to reading books with strong lead female chara
Alison C
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Siblings Peter and Mollie, and their pixie friend Chinky, spend the summer holidays having wonderful adventures with their Wishing Chair, a magical chair that grows wings, flies and takes them to whatever fantasy realm strikes their fancy. There are evil giants, a naughty brownie named Winks, and any number of witches and wizards, and the children have a great deal of fun…. This was published in 1950 and it’s very much of its time. A quick read, but with far too many “dear little teapots” and th ...more
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: izzy
Izzy (age 8) is really enjoying these books. She gives them 4.5 stars.
Honestly, when I was a kid I either wanted a Wishing Chair or a Far Away Tree of my own. Or maybe both.
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The adventures of Mollie, Peter and Jinky got more dangerous. But this book is pure gem. The illustration is one masterpiece.
Bunny Dela cruz
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book might be a simple children's book but it took me places. It made childhood bearable.
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of my most favourite childrens' fantasy books ever! I have considered finding my own copy on e-Bay (and paying a mint for it), to replace the lost copy from my childhood.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: with-the-kids
My eight year old son absolutely loved this book and the entire series. Despite an unfortunate character name this still holds up today.
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes fantasy
Recommended to Mareena by: A friend gave this book to me as a birthday present when I was about six years old
The children who possess the fabulously magical Wishing-Chair are back and are ready to have some more thrilling and fantastic adventures to far away lands. Mollie and her brother Peter come home from boarding school for the holidays and, after they hug their parents and see their rooms and toys again, they rush down to their playroom at the bottom of the garden. The children have a splendid secret that they've been keeping to themselves ever since their mother's birthday: they own the most terr ...more
Dane Cobain
Jul 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Mollie, Peter and Chinky the pixie return in this, the second book in Enid Blyton's Wishing Chair series, in which the chair is stolen by a giant. The wings are cut off, and the children have to get it repaired before embarking on further adventures.

Somehow, it's not as gripping as the first Wishing Chair novel, but it's still a good bedtime read for young children - it certainly kept me entertained as a youngster. There are some new characters to meet too, from Twisty the giant to W
Suraj B
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Aha, when my father introduced me to the Enid Blyton books, I was told that she was a children's book author. To all those Keralites, I hope you know the publication called 'Balarama'. Until then, children's magazine meant Balarama. But only after I finished reading the book, did I realize that children's magazine can be more than amazing. It was just magical. Enid has the power to attract the readers to her books. The wishing chair again made me wish I was in that chair at least for once. I sti ...more
Back in the day you would often find me curled up with an Enid Blyton book. I used to love reading about 'The Faraway Tree' over and over. I don't remember reading The Wishing Chair though. Maybe I would have enjoyed this more if I had read it when I was little becuase I wasn't trilled reading it as an adult. This is the not the pc version of the book, since the children take a trip to the The Land of Gollywogs. But I think the lands the children visted was a big part of why I didn't get into th ...more
Dwayne Toney
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
This book holds very fond memories for me as it was one of the first books I ever read as a child. I came late to books but I remember being around 9 or 10 and getting this book for Christmas from my Grandma. I still remember reading the whole thing and being so proud that I had actually finished a whole book! The story of the two children and the wishing chair along with their friend the brownie is such a great little adventure and it helped to spark my imagination and love of books. Great read ...more
Jamie Rose
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
[b] The Adventures Of The Wishing Chair / The Wishing Chair Again / More Wishing Chair Stories [/b] Enid Blyton

four stars

Mollie and Peter Find an old change in a strange little shop. The chair sprouts wings from time to time and take the children and their friend Chinky the Pixie on magical adventures.

I was a big fan of these stories as a child, it was fun for me to re-read them and although they are a bit dated, I'm pretty sure little kids still like pixies and stuff :)
Skylar Burris
Nov 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
The book doesn’t have much in the way of a developed plot; there are a series of random adventures during a school holiday break, rather abruptly ended, and they are somewhat repetitive (formulaic) adventures at that. My five-year-old daughter enjoyed the book well enough, although I did have to explain to her what a boarding school was and what servants were. There are elves, pixies, brownies, magic, a land of treats…what more can a child want?
Jun 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
The more Enid Blyton I read, the more the pervy prose just jumps out at me. Here in chapter one we find this gem: “She was at it every day, rub rub rub till the chair groaned.”

It’s just getting silly.

This combined with “our little secret” to keep from the adults? Why does no one else seem to notice this.
Edward Davies
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-reads
Again I loved this book as a kid and, along with the Folk Of The Farway Tree, was the only series I really read by Enid Blyton (not even Noddy or The Famous Five). The story is simple and ,even though much of the danger in the books is resolved far too quickly, little kids will love these just as much as I did.
Siddhartha Mandal
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read this book a long time ago while at school. Enid Blyton is really a wizard. The concept of having a chair which will take you to wherever you want to go- From Toyland to The Land of I never... Each adventure was a fun filled experience and as a avid reader of Enid Blyton, I can say this is really one of her best works.
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh, I do loved this book and series as a child! Wished for a magic carpet not a chair for myself to have adventures flying to new and exotic places not even realizing I was living an exotic childhood as a child!
a childhood book re-read just because i'm home for the weekend. not a very successful one either, am really too old for it even w/ a big dollop of nostalgia. maybe i should read faraway tree instead.

two stars
Laura Edwards
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love love love! One of my all time favourites as a kid and have read it to all 3 of my children, the youngest of which is 3. His teachers are amazed he can tell them what happened months later and that he can sit and listen to a book with hardly any pictures. Enid blyton is a natural story teller
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Enid Mary Blyton (1897 - 1968) was an English author of children's books.

Born in South London, 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 be

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