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What was this book called? - March 21st 2016, 03:20 AM

When I was a little kid, my grandmother would read me this book (possibly a series), and I can't remember what it's called or any character names. I only remember three scenes. In one scene, there was an ice cream vendor who claimed to have every kind of ice cream in the world. A girl doesn't believe him, so she asks for tuna ice cream. Sure enough, he gives it to her and she feeds it to a cat since she doesn't actually want to eat it. Another scene is that (possibly the same girl) is eating candy with her friends. She pops two in her mouth, not realising that they are magical and grow while you eat them. I don't really remember how the scene ended. The last one I remember is that the main characters are in a classroom and the teacher leaves the room, leaving a math problem on the blackboard. It's something along the lines of: "if there are 100 pages in a book, how many books are on a shelf?" The characters puzzle over it for a while before writing "zero" as their answer because the teacher never said what kind of shelf it was. (Since a bathroom shelf wouldn't have any books on it, for example.)
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Re: What was this book called? - March 21st 2016, 09:49 AM

I think the series you are referring to is "The Faraway Tree" series by Enid Blyton. I might be wrong but I think I vaguely remember reading those scenarios when I was younger from those books, I absolutely loved the books.

The one with the classroom scenario, they are at a school for naughty pixies? They went there to get the Saucepan Man's mother and find some other lady that fired her and have to stay in the school with the pixies and others. There was also a question about a blackboard, "why is a blackboard?" And Jo gets up to change the words around and makes it say "why is a board black?" Favourite story out of that book.

Anyway now that I have rambled on a bit, I hope I got the right book


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Re: What was this book called? - March 21st 2016, 09:29 PM

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I think the series you are referring to is "The Faraway Tree" series by Enid Blyton. I might be wrong but I think I vaguely remember reading those scenarios when I was younger from those books, I absolutely loved the books.

The one with the classroom scenario, they are at a school for naughty pixies? They went there to get the Saucepan Man's mother and find some other lady that fired her and have to stay in the school with the pixies and others. There was also a question about a blackboard, "why is a blackboard?" And Jo gets up to change the words around and makes it say "why is a board black?" Favourite story out of that book.

Anyway now that I have rambled on a bit, I hope I got the right book
Yes, I think that's it! Thank you so much!


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Re: What was this book called? - March 29th 2016, 12:07 PM

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