Excerpt from Mr Tumpy's Caravan: IT was when Mr Tumpy was coming home with the butter that he saw the blue and yellow caravan standing in a little dell of primroses all alone.
Now Mr Tumpy's house was falling down and he really couldn't afford a new one.
'Mr Tumpy's Caravan', an 180-page fantasy story about a caravan with a mind of its own, was located among a collection of manuscripts auctioned by the Blyton family in September last year, reports the Telegraph.
Initially, the novel was believed to be a version of a comic strip collection called 'Mr Tumpy and His Caravan', published in 1949.
Fantasy story Mr Tumpy's Caravan turned up in an archive of the late children's author's work, auctioned from her oldest daughter's estate.
She first assumed it was an early draft of the picture strip book Mr Tumpy and His Caravan, published in 1949, but later found out it was a separate story.
Noddy first appeared in 1949 originally in a book called Mr Tumpy
And His Caravan.
An influenza A viral subtype (H1N1) from birds is now thought to have caused the great influenza pandemic of 1918, known as the "Spanish flu," that killed over 675,000 people in the United States and an estimated 50 million people worldwide (CDC, 2005i; Tumpy
et al., 2005).
Mr Tumpy's Caravan is a 180-page fantasy about a caravan with a mind of its own.
At first, staff believed it to be a version of a comic strip collection entitled Mr Tumpy and His Caravan, which was published in 1949.
Fantasy tale Mr Tumpy
's Caravan turned up in an archive of the late children's author's work, auctioned from her oldest daughter's estate.
ENID Blyton's Noddy first appeared in 1949, initially in Mr Tumpy
and his Caravan.