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Summary

Twenty-seven magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best loved children's authors.

Sheila is astonished when her toys walk themselves home, poor Prickles-the-Hedgehog thinks the moon has fallen out of the sky, and find out just how mischievous Twinkle-the-elf is when he paints the walls of a dragon's cave.

Ideal for bedtime, these magical short stories for five-to-eight-year-olds will enchant a new generation of children.

Look out for more O'Clock tales with Five O'Clock Tales, Seven O'Clock Tales and Eight O'Clock Tales.

First published in 1942, this edition contains the following stories: 

  • 'When the Moon Fell down!'
  • 'Jean's Little Thrush'
  • 'You Can't Please Everybody!'
  • 'The King of the Trains'
  • 'Pixie Pins'
  • 'The Adventurous Clown'
  • 'The Money That Flew away'
  • 'When the Toys Walked Home'
  • 'Twelve Little Pigs'
  • 'The Little Pop-Gun'
  • 'Quizzy, the Goblin'
  • 'The Kind Hedgehog'
  • 'The Cold Snow-Man'
  • 'The Big Green Handkerchief'
  • 'The Tale of Snowball'
  • 'Foolish Mister Wop'
  • 'The Golden Peacock'
  • 'The Brownie and the Gnome'
  • 'The Inside-Out Stocking'
  • 'The Clockwork Mouse and the Bird'
  • 'The Dirty Old Chair'
  • 'The Spotted Cow'
  • 'The Boy Who Dropped His H's'
  • 'Dickie Gets a Job'
  • 'The Cross Caterpillar'
  • 'What a Mistake!'
  • 'The Cookie Swan'
  • 'Why Did the Giant Laugh?'
  • 'Twinkle Gets into Mischief'
  • 'How Untidy!'
  • 'Three Cheers for John!'
  • 'Good Old Joey!'
  • 'Cuckoo!'

Enid Blyton ® and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.

©1942 Hodder Children's Books (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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