A beloved novel by Enid Blyton has been rewritten by Jacqueline Wilson to airbrush alleged sexist elements.
The Magic Faraway Tree has been tweaked by the Tracy Beaker author to make it supposedly fit for the 21st century.
The adventure book will still see siblings Milo, Mia and Birdy head to the enchanted wood and meet Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy and the Saucepan Man.
But comments from the magical creatures mentioning girls helping with domestic chores will see them educated on gender equality.
The move has been slammed by free speech campaigners who say classics should not be rewritten to make them more 'politically correct'.
Blyton's work has been repeatedly targeted over what are sometimes now seen as her old-fashioned views on gender roles and race.
Last month Oxford University Press faced a backlash for urging parents to read their children 'woke' modern books rather than the classics.
A beloved novel by Enid Blyton (pictured with a puppet of Noddy) has been rewritten by Jacqueline Wilson to airbrush alleged sexist elements, reports say
The Magic Faraway Tree (pictured, her original) has been tweaked by the Tracy Beaker author to make it supposedly fit for the 21st century
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