Enid Blyton was born on 11th August, 1897. Here are some eye-popping facts for you on her birthday:
* Enid Blyton is believed to have written around 700 books.
* According to UNESCO, Enid Blyton is the most translated children’s author in the world.
* She is also the fourth most translated author in the world (just after Shakespeare).
* She was an astute businesswoman and a progressive, Froebel-trained teacher.
* She’s also one of the bestselling fiction authors of all time, with well over *500 million* books sold!
Find out more about Enid on her biography page.
How to Blyton up your 11th August:
Visit a RHS garden – they are putting on themed picnic & tea parties today and celebrating Enid in style until September.
Drink some ginger beer and eat a thick slab of homemade cake!
Dig out your Enid Blyton book collection and spend the day losing yourself in adventure.
Get outside and have an adventure of your own: we recommend this list of outdoor things to do.
Happy birthday, Enid! Thank you for the magic and adventure you’ve given to generations.