Thursday, 11 March 2010

Good old Enid

I'm just illustrating the covers on a few Enid Blyton books. They're some of her less well known titles, but great non-the less. I've been skim reading them for this job and I'm amazed at how good she was at articulating children's experiences, fears and desires. She often touches on really interesting areas such as class and how different "types" of families bring up their children. At the same time she isn't judgemental preferring to see these adult concerns as problems the children can sweep aside in favour of children themselves organising and co-operating in their play together. Anyway, here are a couple of roughs.

1 comment:

Eni said...

Several of your observations about Enid Blyton's books are well elucidated upon in my book on the writer, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (
Stephen Isabirye