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30 review for The Children of Willow Farm

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kirsti

    The second book in the series is probably not as good as the first. The children basically get everything right the first time and work hard the entire book. No wonder as achild I believed that if you worked hard, were kind, never complained etc then your life would be perfect, and perfect things like getting donkeys to ride to school for Christmas would happen (it didn't happen lol) But still, these are innocent enough fun. I should drag out a copy of the third book, but I'm not sure I can handl The second book in the series is probably not as good as the first. The children basically get everything right the first time and work hard the entire book. No wonder as achild I believed that if you worked hard, were kind, never complained etc then your life would be perfect, and perfect things like getting donkeys to ride to school for Christmas would happen (it didn't happen lol) But still, these are innocent enough fun. I should drag out a copy of the third book, but I'm not sure I can handle the sickly sweetness. Three stars.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kayleigh Brindley

    This was such a great book to read with my 6yo. She's loved every minute of it and is even more determined that we'll be buying and running a farm (if only!)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nina

    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.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Coolbeans

    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 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 like I was there and part of it. Even though it is only a story, the occurrences that happen in it are the type of things that can actually happen and also taught me a lot of things because of this reason. Just the day to day farm life that happens in it has influenced my love of farming life even more and made me appreciate what I have, because they didn't have heaps but always had so much fun.

  5. 4 out of 5

    T.F.

    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 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 awaits the animals. While Enid Blyton describes in detail on how apples are picked, straw is made, corn is reaped, cows are milked, eggs are collected, sheep are sheared, she conveniently avoids where the meat is coming from and how the animals the children profess to love so much end up on their dining table. But still I loved Enid Blyton's usual feel good tone.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Curtis

    Read it over 40 years ago and still love it!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Zoya

    One of the best Enid Blyton books I've ever read. I could just read it again and again.. Very heartwarming tale. :)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Charlie

    I read the previous book children of Cherry Tree Farm as a child and it was one of my favourites. I would agree with other reviewers this book isn't quite as exciting as the first book (which I must re-read). However one thing that strikes me and that is a sad reflection of how times have changed since this book was written is their interactions with Tammylan an old wild man who lives in a cave and is trusted by the children and the parents a like, these days sadly children are taught to fear st I read the previous book children of Cherry Tree Farm as a child and it was one of my favourites. I would agree with other reviewers this book isn't quite as exciting as the first book (which I must re-read). However one thing that strikes me and that is a sad reflection of how times have changed since this book was written is their interactions with Tammylan an old wild man who lives in a cave and is trusted by the children and the parents a like, these days sadly children are taught to fear strangers especially those who are homeless.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bec

    A better one of Blytons. Sweet and whimsical, what life is like on a farm where the weather and animals behave, through the eyes of the children who live there. Very formulaic, but fun instead of wearing.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Eggwit

    I enjoyed its prequel, The Children of Cherry Tree Farm, and see how CofWF follows similar format but with farming rather than wildlife, but it sent me to sleep. Sadly it did not send my 6 year old daughter to sleep - she enjoyed it and wants to read the next one 🤦🏻‍♀️

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dom

    An innocent book filled with childlike wonder. Thoroughly enjoyable even after all these years!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    The perfect comfort read! I loved this book as a child and it’s still so good to read now.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cathryn

    I love it it was so good I love Skiperttiy and penny

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sia

    I think I preferred the first book because it was about animals living in the wild and Tammylan but this book was more focused on farm life and looking after domesticated animals.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lize-Marie Leuschner

    A childhood favourite

  16. 4 out of 5

    Suresh Patel

    After reading about the four siblings living on Cherry Tree farm, I wanted more. And I came to know that Enid has written two more books on the series. So glad that I picked the series in the first place. The children are now living in a country instead of a city. They have their own farm called the willow tree farm. How the adventures of the brothers and sisters unravel is really good.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Octavia Cade

    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 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. Even three decades later I still have my copy and take it off the shelves every so often for another read. It's kind of comforting in its relentless enthusiasm for manual labour...

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jules

    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 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 another three pages about how wonderful it is that we all have to work very hard to turn milk into cheese"!

  19. 5 out of 5

    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.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bethan Rodley

    really good for people who like farms

  21. 5 out of 5

    Akhila

    A nice cosy companion to fill you with the details of a farmhouse; Lovely tale. Gives you a nice, cosy introduction to the countryside life. Nice lovely reading.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tasneem

    Blyton is a genius. I love her stories. They take you back to a more innocent time.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tara Calaby

    Not one of my favourite Enid Blytons (those were generally the series books) but I still used to like this one a lot.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Pallavi Gambhire

    As a kid, this book made me want to live on a real farm and actually hate city life :)

  25. 4 out of 5

    Archita Mitra

  26. 4 out of 5

    Hareesh

  27. 4 out of 5

    Roz Radmore

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Holden-Warren

  29. 4 out of 5

    SaraEliza

  30. 5 out of 5

    Daisy Law

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