The Wizard's Umbrella (Story Collection)
|Series:||Bumper Short Story Collections|
A selection of enchanting stories to read and share by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton. Ribby the Gnome has a very bad habit: he always borrows things and never brings them back! But when he takes a wizard's umbrella and doesn't return it, he's in for a horrible surprise. The umbrella is magic, and it is very angry! This collection was previously published by Egmont as The Chimney Corner Collection (1947) and contains the following stories: Winkle-Pip Walks Out Trit-Trot the Pony The Magic Walking-Stick The Snoozy Gnome The Three Strange Travellers The Secret Cave The Proud Little Dog The Little Bully The Six Little Motor-Cars The Unkind Children The Little Paper-Folk The Tiresome Poker The Enchanted Table The Boy Who Boasted The Disagreeable Monkey The Golden Enchanter The Wizard's Umbrella The Little Singing Kettle The Little Brown Duck The Pixie Who Killed the Moon Old Bufo the Toad The Boy Who Pulled Tails The Tales of Mr. Spectacles The Goblin's Pie Feefo Goes to Market Adventures of the Sailor Doll Clickety-Clack The Enchanted Bone Fiddle-De-Dee, the Foolish Brownie The Elephant and the Snail The Invisible Gnome Mr. Grumpygroo's Hat The Fairy and the Policeman The Little Red Squirrel The Little Walking House Sly-One's Puzzle Mr. Widdle on the Train Who Stole the Crown? "Tell Me My Name!" Gooseberry Whiskers The Mean Old Man The Nice Juicy Carrot The Dandelion Clock King Bom's Ice-Cream The Cat, the Mouse and the Fox The Bed That Took a Walk The Brownie's Magic Dame Lucky's Umbrella He Wouldn't Take the Trouble Muddle's Mistake Silky and the Snail The Train That Went to Fairyland The Cat That Was Forgotten The Dog That Wanted a Home Freckles for a Thrush He's a Horrid Dog Hoppetty-Skip and Crawl-About The Lamb Without a Mother Mooo-ooo-ooo! Old Ugly, the Water-Grub
Enid Blyton was born in East Dulwich, South London, in 1897. She wrote over six hundred books in her lifetime, including many of the 20th century's most popular children's series. Some of her best-known works include the Famous Five, the Secret Seven, Malory Towers, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Wishing Chair and Noddy. Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers and is consistently voted a children's favourite in reader polls.