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About Roald Dahl
The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author.
His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.
He died in November 1990.
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"Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist."
One dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant!
Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant (the BFG), who is no ordinary bone-crunching giant, but instead prefers snozzcumbers and frobscottle to children.
But there are other giants in Giant Country. And those giants have a plan to gallop far and wide to find some tasty human beans to eat.
Can Sophie and the BFG stop them?
*A very special edition, celebrating everyone's favourite young genius! Includes tips and activities for creating your very own story, and incredible pull-out illustrations of Matilda all grown-up*
'A true genius - Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams
These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: you are not alone.
Matilda is a brilliant child with a magical mind.
But her parents have decided she's just a nuisance who wastes too much time on reading and stories.
And her headmistress Miss Trunchball is a terrible bully, who thinks children are rotten and awful and should be locked up.
Now it's time for Matilda to find the power to change her story, and show them just how extraordinary children can be . . .
This very special version of Matilda includes writing tips to tell your OWN story, and pull-out-and-keep grown up Matilda illustrations to inspire you to think big, big, BIG!
"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams
Danny lives in a caravan with his father, the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had.
All the land around them belongs to Mr Victor Hazell, a rich snob with a great glistening beery face and tiny piggy eyes. Nobody likes him, not one-little bit.
So one day, Danny and his father concoct a daring plot that will give the old blue-faced baboon Victor Hazell the greatest shock of his life - so long as they don't get caught ...
Do you love audio books? Listen to DANNY CHAMPION OF THE WORLD and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices- plus added squelchy sound effects!
Phizzwhizzing new branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! The classic Roald Dahl story with fantabulous full-colour illustrations!
The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's getting hungrier and hungrier. But what can the greedy grumptious brute guzzle up?
Beware - he's looking for someone . . . someone who looks a lot like YOU!
'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams
publisher august 16,2020
Language : English
Paperback : 57 pages
Reading age :5 - 18 years
Item Weight 2.9 ounces
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches
"One child a week is fifty-two a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear."
This is a story about REAL WITCHES.
Real witches dress in ordinary clothes, have ordinary jobs and look very much like ordinary people.
But they are far from ORDINARY . . .
The Grand High Witch, leader of all the witches, has a plan to make each and every child disappear.
That is, unless one boy and his grandmother can stop her . . .
Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Gold Ticket from Mr Willy Wonka! Tremendous things are in store for you!
Charlie Bucket's life is about to change forever, thanks to one miraculous moment!
Willy Wonka, chocolate maker extraordinaire, has hidden five golden tickets in five ordinary bars of chocolate, and any child who finds one will get the chance to visit his incredible factory.
And Charlie has found one . . . But so have . . .
Augustus Gloop - a glutton for chocolate
Veruca Salt - a spoiled and selfish brat
Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive gum-chewer
Mike Teavee - a television fiend
With a chocolate river, delectable confectionery and mysterious Oompa Loompas, Mr Wonka's factory is the most wondrous place Charlie has ever seen.
In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa.
'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.'
In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction.
'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard
'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review
Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
Roald Dahl's much-loved Matilda, now with Quentin Blake's original illustrations in full colour.
Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget.
Matilda is also a phenomenally successful, award-winning London stage musical, adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly with music by Tim Minchin.
'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams
Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.
"On a hill above the valley there was a wood.
In the wood there was a huge tree. Under the tree there was a hole.
In the hole lived Mr Fox and Mrs Fox and their four Small Foxes. . . "
Mr Fox is a very clever fox - every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the nearby farms.
Chickens from Farmer Boggis, ducks and geese from Farmer Bunce, and turkeys from Farmer Bean.
But now the farmers have had enough, and together they hatch a plan to get rid of Mr Fox for good!
But what they don't know is Mr Fox has some help, and a fantastic escape plan of his own...
"The rule would be this: whatever George saw, if it was runny or powdery or gooey, in it went . . ."
George Kranky's grandma is a grouch. She's always mean to George (and not much nicer to his parents either).
One day, when George is put in charge of giving Grandma her medicine, he wonders if he can come up with his own remedy to try and help Grandma become less of a grump.
Using some rather unusual ingredients, George creates his magic medicine*. But will it stop his grandma from being so horrible . . . or will it shoot sparks out of the top of her head?!
*WARNING: Do NOT try to make George's Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It is likely to be extremely dangerous.
Out the window they flew, far up into the sky, and soon the whole family was flying around and around together.
Every Saturday morning the Gregg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting.
Now it's made her so angry that she's PUT THE MAGIC FINGER ON THEM ALL.
And very strange things have begun to happen . . .