Media release: Brand-new children’s magazine, This Is Enid Blyton, on sale now


THIS Is Enid Blyton, a brand-new children’s magazine from DC Thomson Media, is now on sale.

The exciting adventures of The Famous Five and the mysteries of The Secret Seven feature in this one-off special magazine, celebrating the escapades of Enid Blyton’s best-loved characters.

Aimed at children aged 7-12, the 36-page magazine includes engaging features, quizzes, recipes and puzzles, aFamous Five mini mag with writing tips, stories and a how to draw Timmy section.

The magazine comes with four fantastic free gifts including pencils, stickers, an extra puzzle magazine, and a fullSecret Seven book.

DC Thomson Media acquired the magazine rights from Katie Price, licensing director at Enid Blyton Entertainment, part of the Hachette Children’s Group.

Enid Blyton is one of the world’s bestselling children’s authors. Sales of her books are in excess of 500 million copies, and they have been translated into over 40 languages. In 2017, she was the UK’s 12th biggest-selling children’s author, selling a book every two minutes, and appeared in the top ten of The 50 Greatest Storytellers of All Time (Canon UK).

Sian Dolan, editor of This Is Enid Blyton, said: “With Enid Blyton’s books still being so popular, This Is Enid Blyton magazine offers a multi-generational appeal, providing quality reading time for adults and children to enjoy together. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with the team at Hachette Children’s Group to create a magazine celebrating Enid Blyton’s most popular child adventurers from The Famous Five and The Secret Seven.

“Readers will love joining childhood favourites such as Julian and George, Peter and Janet – and, of course, dear old Timmy in this fantastic reimagining of some of Enid Blyton’s best-loved books.”

Katie Price, licensing director at Enid Blyton Entertainment, part of the Hachette Children’s Group commented: “Enid Blyton was the editor of a magazine called Sunny Stories for Little Folks from the mid-1920s and then published her very own magazine in 1953.  I’m sure she would have been delighted to see This is Enid Blyton on shelves in 2018.  It really does show how timeless Enid Blyton’s stories are today.

“I would have loved to have had a magazine like when I was growing up, especially with a Secret Seven book as a covermount!”

This Is Enid Blyton is on sale now available from all good retailers and DC Thomson Shop for £4.99.


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