Tag Archives: Kiki

Philip Mannering’s animals – an essential A-Z guide

Philip has a magic way with animals and can tame just about anything to want to live in his pockets. He never keeps anything as banal as a cat or dog, but it would not be unusual to see a … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Funniest Animals

Now we all know that Enid Blyton wrote about a lot of animals, in fact almost every story she wrote had an animal of some kind in it. The great thing about her books is that she made every kind … Continue reading

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Favourite Five Blyton Animals

I thought I would break up the TV series reviews a bit and bring you something different this week. I decided to go through some of Blyton’s well loved animal characters and look at my top five. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Valley of Adventure Review

Today I sat down to immerse myself in Blyton’s thrilling Valley of Adventure. I had forgotten exactly how enjoyable a read it was, and incredibly quickly the action starts. The children are on school hols, possibly summer but more likely … Continue reading

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The Castle of Adventure Review

So this week (and last) I have been reading The Castle of Adventure, or re-reading it I should say. It is one of my favourite Adventure books, probably my third favourite (Circus comes second and Sea comes first). Castle starts … Continue reading

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If the Kirrins and Mannering/Trents went on dates, the remix

You might remember I wrote about the Kirrins and the Mannering/Trents going on dates before. That time I paired Julian with Lucy-Ann, Dick with Dinah, George with Jack and Anne with Philip. This time, I’m going to swap them around … Continue reading

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If the Kirrins and the Mannering/Trents went on dates: Short works of fan fiction

I’m not even sure exactly how this idea started, or if the title accurately describes the content but this is the first fan fiction that I’ve ever finished, and it’s also the first I’ve shared with more than one person. … Continue reading

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An introduction to the Adventure Series

The eight books in the Adventure Series are about the Mannering/Trent/Cunningham/Smugs children (not as confusing as it sounds – honest) and the thrilling adventures they tumble headlong into at every opportunity. This lot are a bit more globe-trotting than the … Continue reading

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Sunskriti’s Animal Character Exploration: Kiki from the Adventure Series

By Sunskriti, age 10. Kiki has always been my favourite Blyton animal. She’s funny, adorable, and loyal. How? What made me say that? You might disagree. But funny, for example should be obvious. With her ready stream of talk, way … Continue reading

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Fiona’s Three Favourite Characters

Reading Pippastef’s blog post on her three favourite characters inspired me write my own. When it came to it though, I had real trouble coming up with three characters. Other people seem to be able to instantly produce a few … Continue reading

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