Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Enchanted Forest Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite published 1925

A magical fairy story with a profusion of fairies, pixies and elves

Annabel Beatrice Lucinda wakes up one morning to find Peter Pottifer’s hutch empty. She is distraught at the loss of her pet rabbit and sets off for her morning ride with a very heavy heart.

Annabel is supposed to stay in the paddock but catching a glimpse of Peter Pottifer in the trees she and her pony Dandy set off at full gallop straight towards a ditch and the forest beyond. As they near the ditch Dandy suddenly comes to a complete halt (just as though he has run into an invisible brick wall) and Annabel goes sailing over the ditch and on into the trees. She shuts her eyes expecting to land with a terrible bump but instead finds herself skimming through the tree-trunks before coming gently down to rest. 

Annabel finds Peter Pottifer (magically transformed into a little boy) and together they explore the forest and meet all kinds of fairies, elves, pixies, frogs and even Koala bears.

The Enchanted Forest is now sold, thank you for your interest. 


  1. Delightful story! Gorgeous illustrations!

  2. I couldn't agree more! I fell in love with it the moment I saw it.

  3. Beautiful illustrations - what a shame it is out of print. I think most children would love this one

  4. barbaraannefisher24 May 2011 at 14:54

    But still available at March House Books

  5. barbaraannefisher29 May 2011 at 11:03

    Hello Kathy,
    Glad you enjoyed the post.


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