Noddy Gets into Trouble Book 8
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 1st September 2019
She has sold more books than any other children’s author, enchanting millions of young readers with tales of adventure, ginger beer and buns.
But Enid Blyton was denied the honour of a commemorative coin after Royal Mint bosses branded the creator of the Famous Five and Secret Seven novels a ‘racist homophobe’, newly-released documents reveal.
The snub has infuriated fans of the Noddy author who insist her books – which have sold 600 million copies to date and still sell hundreds of thousands a year – have inspired generations of children to read.
The idea of a commemorative 50p coin for Blyton was discussed at a meeting of the Royal Mint’s advisory committee in December 2016.
Blyton’s Noddy, about a little wooden boy from Toyland, first appeared in the Sunday Graphic on 5 June 1949, and in November that year Noddy Goes to Toyland, the first of at least two dozen books in the series, was published.
The Noddy books became one of her most successful and best-known series, and were hugely popular in the 1950s.
I was born in April 1949 and loved Noddy books. They taught me to love and value books, full stop.
I received one of Enid Blyton’s books, Shadow The Sheepdog as a Sunday School Prize when I was 8 years old and that book inspired me to write my first book at 8 years old. I have spent a lifetime writing ever since.
I was given all the Noddy books and still have them. I am not racist (have never been so), I am not sexist (no chance having a wife and two daughters and I am not homophobic.
The Noddy books no more influenced me on these things or that all policemen were fat like Mr Plod than Grimm’s Fairy Stories made me believe witches would come to the door giving me poisoned apples or that wolves would constantly try to blow my house down.
They were stories as was Noddy and Big Ears and all their friends. This was not real life. I understood that better at 3 years old than the Royal Mint’s advisory committee did in adulthood after a full university education.
As Brian Conley used to say “It’s a puppet” to emphasise that no human was being hurt.
I think we should stop using cash in protest. That will show them.
It just proves Royal Mint bosses just have no experience of life or literature.
Publication Order of Noddy Books
1 Noddy Goes To Toyland -1949
2 Hurrah for Little Noddy -1950
3 Noddy and His Car -1951
4 Here Comes Noddy Again! -1951
5 Well Done Noddy! -1952
6 Noddy Goes to School -1952
7 Noddy at the Seaside -1953
8 Noddy Gets into Trouble -1954
9 Noddy and the Magic Rubber -1954
10 You Funny Little Noddy -1955
11 Noddy Meets Father Christmas -1955
12 Noddy and Tessie Bear -1956
13 Be Brave, Little Noddy! -1956
14 Noddy and the Bumpy-Dog -1957
15 Do Look Out, Noddy -1957
16 You’re a Good Friend, Noddy -1958
17 Noddy Has an Adventure -1958
18 Noddy Goes to Sea -1959
19 Noddy and the Bunkey -1959
20 Cheer Up, Little Noddy! -1960
21 Noddy Goes to the Fair -1960
22 Mr. Plod and Little Noddy -1961
23 Noddy and the Tootles -1962
24 Noddy and the Aeroplane -1963
Five on a Treasure Island -1942
Five Go Adventuring Again -1943
Five Run Away Together -1944
Five Go to Smuggler’s Top -1945
Five Go Off in a Caravan -1946
Five on Kirrin Island Again -1947
Five Go Off to Camp -1948
Five Get Into Trouble -1949
Five Fall Into Adventure -1950
Five on a Hike Together -1951
Five Have a Wonderful Time -1952
Five Go Down to the Sea -1953
Five Go to Mystery Moor -1954
Five Have Plenty of Fun -1955
Five on a Secret Trail -1956
Five Go to Billycock Hill -1957
Five Get Into a Fix -1958
Five on Finniston Farm -1959
Five Go to Demon’s Rocks -1960
Five Have a Mystery to Solve -1962
Five Are Together Again -1962
The Secret Seven -1949
Secret Seven Adventure -1950
Well Done, Secret Seven -1951
Secret Seven on the Trail -1952
Go Ahead Secret Seven -1953
Good Work Secret Seven -1954
Secret Seven Win Through -1955
Three Cheers Secret Seven -1956
Secret Seven Mystery -1957
Puzzle of the Secret Seven -1958
Secret Seven Fireworks -1959
Good Old Secret Seven -1960
Shock for the Secret Seven -1961
Look Out Secret Seven -1962
Fun for the Secret Seven -1963
The Enchanted Wood -1939
The Magic Faraway Tree -1943
The Folk of the Faraway Tree -1946
Up the Faraway Tree -1951
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Love the life you live, and live the life you love -Bob Marley
Happiness is…a good old Noddy book
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Wow, it’s beautiful outside. I should probably do something. Like close the blinds so there isn’t a glare on my screen.
Love is… your reward
TRACK OF THE DAY
Travellin’ Light – Cliff Richard
Highest Chart Position: No.1 31st October 1959 (For 5 weeks)
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Sunday 1st September 2019
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Pony Express Day
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