Naughtiest Girl denotes a novel series penned by the late English woman of letters Enid Blyton and British author Anne Digby. A prolific penwoman who also used the nom de plume Mary Pollock, Blyton’s birthday is August 1897 while her birth place is East Dulwich upon South London, in the UK; she died in November 1968. Blyton’s niche was exclusively juvenile literature, fantasy, and mystery books. Also a voracious author, Anne Digby’s place of birth is Kingston in England. An octogenarian, Digby was born in 1935 and she specializes in children’s books. Digby has contributed to Naughtiest Girl series.
Order of The Naughtiest Girl Series
|1||The Naughtiest Girl in the School||1930|
|2||The Naughtiest Girl Is a Monitor||1940|
|3||The Naughtiest Girl Again||1942|
|4||The Naughtiest Girl Collection||1989|
As you can tell from the title of the series of books, Elizabeth Allen, the main character in The Naughtiest Girl series is seen as the naughtiest girl at her school, so she is sent by her parents to Whyteleafe in order to curb her behaviour. This story is the main point of the first book in the series, The Naughtiest Girl in the School, and we see just how badly behaved Elizabeth actually is, and if there is any chance at redemption for her at Whyteleafe. The book was released in 1940 and was an instant hit.
The second book in The Naughtiest Girl series, The Naughtiest Girl Again, was released in 1942, and it picks up Elizabeth’s story as she starts a new term at Whyteleafe. At first, everything seems to be going well, Elizabeth seems to be getting on with the new pupils that have arrived this term and her antics seem to have been tamed. However, she then realises that Robert and Kathleen might not be as pleasant as their first impressions would have you believe, and The Naughtiest Girl has to come out and try to help her friends from these two bullies.
The third book in The Naughtiest Girl series, The Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor, was released in 1945. It again continues Elizabeth Allen’s story at Whyteleafe, and how she is maturing during her time there. The fourth and final book in the series, Here’s The Naughtiest Girl, was released in 1952, seven years after the release of The Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor, wraps up the story of Elizabeth Allen’s time at Whytleafe.
The inspiration for writing Naughtiest Girl resulted from Blyton’s teacher training course which she received from National Froebel Foundation in 1916. Another thing that possibly inspired Naughtiest series is Summerhill School, a boarding school located in Leiston upon Suffolk.
Initially, Naughtiest Girl series was a trilogy that Blyton wrote from 1940 to 1945. Blyton’s fourth book in that series, which was produced in 1997, is a synthesis of parts that originally appeared in Sunny Stories. However, Digby has since written other installments in that series. Currently, there are ten major books in the serialized Naughtiest Girl. Even then there are thirteen books in total, including three omnibuses.
There are about 33 editions of the first book in Naughtiest Girl series. The first edition of the first book was originally published in 1940, titled The Naughtiest Girl in the School; and this book is classified under the juvenile literature (particularly school stories), fiction (especially comic novel sub-genre) , classics, academic, young adult, and European literature genres.
The featured protagonist in the first book in Naughtiest Girl is named Elizabeth Allen. Allen is an intelligent, attractive, and blue-eyed young girl. Allen is an awful, snobbish, hostile, defiant, exceedingly naughty, and spoiled girl. She does anything that she wants, something that often rankles with her governess. Other people treat her like a special girl because of her appealing physical appearance and social background.
Elizabeth Allen’s life takes a new turn after her parents decide to take her to Whyteleafe School, a mixed boarding school. Chagrined by her parents’ resolution, Allen resolves to become naughty as much as possible, thinking that it will lead to her expulsion from the school. However, tables turn against Allen at Whyteleafe School where discipline transcends social class and her prettiness. Fortunately, the school’s head girl and head boy play a vital role in Allen’s rehabilitation from a notorious girl to being exemplified for her good behavior.
Naughtiest Girl Awards
In the context of fiction authors, Enid Blyton is among the top seven all-time bestsellers. Furthermore, a 2008 study conducted for Costa Book Awards indicates that Blyton is United Kingdom’s best-loved writer. Boy’s Club of America gave an award to Blyton, thanks to the book named Mystery Island, a US version of Blyton’s 1944 novel called The Island of Adventure.
Naughtiest Girl Books into Movies and TV Shows
Books in Naughtiest Girl are yet-to-be-adapted into films. However, there are many film adaptations of other Blyton’s literary works, most notably Famous Five series. Actress Valeria Eisenbart starred Famous Five (2012 movie), Famous Five 2 (2013 movie), and Famous Five 3 (2014 movie).
Enid Blyton’s Adventure Series was turned into a television series which first aired in 1996. In that TV series, Alexis Jackson acts as Dinah, David Taylor takes Jack’s role, Jennyfer Jewell appears as Lucy-Ann, and Peter Malloch appears as Philip. Clara Johnson starred in Famous Five: On the Case, a 2008 animated series. Jennifer Thanisch starred in the 1978 and 1979 TV series named Famous Five. Sophia Munster teamed up with Jana Munster and starred in Hanni & Nanni, a 2010 film. In the 2002 animated series called Make Way for Noddy, Brit McKillip starred.
Best Naughtiest Girl Books
The first three books in Naughtiest Girl series are the best there is in that series.
The Naughtiest Girl Is a Monitor: Allen starts another term at Whyteleafe School and is reformed but some pupils throw a spanner in the works, including a bully and trickster.
The Naughtiest Girl Again: Formerly the naughtiest schoolgirl, Allen’s segues into Whyteleafe School monitor amid social problems such as run-ins with fellow pupils.
Other Book Series You May Like
Readers who liked Naughtiest Girl series also liked these novel series. The first is called “The Chalet School” series, authored by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer. Just like Blyton’s serialized Naughtiest Girl, it revolves around school stories; there are tens of stories set in Austria, England, and Switzerland among other regions.
The second is named “Trebizon” series, penned by Anne Digby. Written by Blyton’s co-author, it is all about school stories set in a fictitious school named Trebizon.
The third is titled “The Marlows” series, penned by Antonia Forest. Consisting of eleven works, it features the Marlows family and chronicles the experiences of their school-going children who attend a boarding school named Kingscote.
The Naughtiest Girl FAQs
Q: Who wrote The Naughtiest Girl series of books?
A: The Naughtiest Girl series of books was written by children’s author Enid Blyton.
Q: What was the first book in The Naughtiest Girl series?
A: The first book in The Naughtiest Girl series of books is called The Naughtiest Girl in the School, which was released in 1940.
Q: What is the last book in The Naughtiest Girl series?
A: The last book in The Naughtiest Girl series of books is Here’s The Naughtiest Girl, which was released in 1952.