PART TWO. Enid Mary Blyton (11th August 1897- 28th November 1968) was an English children's writer known as both Enid Blyton and Mary Pollock. She was one of the most successful children's storytellers of the twentieth century.
She is noted for numerous series of books based on recurring characters and designed for different age groups. Her books have enjoyed popular success in many parts of the world, and have sold over 600 million copies. Enid Blyton is the fifth most translated author worldwide: over 3544 translations of her books were available in 2007 according to UNESCO's Index Translationum. she overtook Vladimir Lenin to get the fifth place behind Shakespeare. One of Blyton's most widely known characters is Noddy, intended for early years readers. However, her main forte is the young readers' novels, where children have their own adventures with minimal adult help. Her work involves children's adventure stories, and fantasy, sometimes involving magic. Her books were and still are enormously popular throughout the Commonwealth; as translations in the former Yugoslavia, Japan; as adaptations in Arabic; and across most of the globe. Her work has been translated into nearly 90 languages.