Of course, the Enid Blyton Society weighed in on the news, rejecting the idea that any sort of alternation is necessary for today’s audiences, even suggesting that any changes are inherently futile.
Speaking to the MailOnline, Administrator of the Enid Blyton Society, Anita Bensoussane, said: “Jacqueline Wilson has a very natural, readable style and I expect her book will be popular. However, it’s a pity that so much new material based on established Enid Blyton series’ is being commissioned (from various authors) at a time when a number of Enid Blyton’s original books have been out of print for some years.
“The new titles by other authors may be ‘more in keeping with today’s world’ but they too will become out of date as time passes. It’s a good thing for children to understand that society alters over time, so I think it’s important to keep the focus on the originals.”