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    The first Danish children's book was The Child's Mirror by Niels Bredal in 1568, an adaptation of a courtesy book by the Dutch priest Erasmus. A Pretty and Splendid Maiden's Mirror, an adaptation of a German book for young women, became the first Swedish children's book upon its 1591 publication.

  3. Malory Towers - Wikipedia

    Malory Towers is a series of six novels by English children's author Enid Blyton. The series is based on a girls' boarding school that Blyton's daughter attended, Benenden School, which relocated during World War II to the Hotel Bristol in Newquay, Cornwall. The series follows the protagonist, Darrell Rivers, on her adventures and experiences ...

  4. The Faraway Tree - Wikipedia

    The Faraway Tree is a series of popular novels for children by British author Enid Blyton.The titles in the series are The Enchanted Wood (1939), The Magic Faraway Tree (1943), The Folk of the Faraway Tree (1946) and Up the Faraway Tree (1951).

  5. Golliwog - Wikipedia

    Golliwogg's Cakewalk is the sixth and final piece in the Children's Corner, a suite for piano published by French composer Claude Debussy in 1908.. British jam manufacturer James Robertson & Sons used a golliwog called Golly as its mascot from 1910, after John Robertson apparently saw children playing with golliwog dolls in the United States.

  6. List of best-selling books - Wikipedia

    Having sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling is the best-selling book series in history. The first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , has sold in excess of 120 million copies, [13] making it one of the best-selling books of all time.

  7. Harry Potter - Wikipedia

    The series can be considered part of the British children's boarding school genre, which includes Rudyard Kipling's Stalky & Co., Enid Blyton's Malory Towers, St. Clare's and the Naughtiest Girl series, and Frank Richards's Billy Bunter novels: the Harry Potter books are predominantly set in Hogwarts, a fictional British boarding school for ...

  8. Amelia (given name) - Wikipedia

    Title character in Amelia's notebooks, a series of books by Marissa Moss; Naughty Amelia Jane, doll antiheroine of a children's book series by Enid Blyton; Amelia (Underworld), the only female Vampire Elder in the Underworld film series; Amelia Bedelia, title character in books by Peggy Parish; Amelia Bones in the Harry Potter series

  9. Elf - Wikipedia

    These conceptions remained prominent in twentieth-century children's literature, for example Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree series, and were influenced by German Romantic literature. Accordingly, in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Die Wichtelmänner (literally, "the little men"), the title protagonists are two tiny naked men who help a shoemaker ...

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