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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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"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...
"To pay Mrs Twit back for the worms in his spaghetti, Mr Twit thought up a really clever, nasty trick . . ."
Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man who always has bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard.
Mrs Twit is scheming and sly and always thinking of the next horrible trick to play on her husband.
The Twits are so ghastly and evil that they even keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family captive in their garden.
But not for much longer! The monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits so that they can escape and put a stop to the frightful pair once and for all!
"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!
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.
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WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his family are cruising a thousand feet above the chocolate factory.
They can see the whole world below them, but they're not alone. The American Space Hotel has just launched. Lurking inside are the Vernicious Knids - the most brutal, vindictive murderous beasts in the universe.
So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Only Charlie and Willy Wonka can stop the Knids from destroying everything!
Listen to CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios!
Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
'Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.'
On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them?
"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!
"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 . . .
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.
Dirty Beasts is a collection of hilarious animal rhymes from the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!
With amazing full-colour illustrations by Quentin Blake.
A collection of (mainly) grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. Described in verse with all Dahl's usual gusto and illustrated in suitably lurid style by Quentin Blake.
'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams
Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork.
Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books!
"Bigger and bigger grew the peach, bigger and bigger and BIGGER."
James Henry Trotter is about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.
James lives his awful Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, two of the meanest people you can imagine.
Life isn't much fun at all, until something peculiar happens at the bottom of his garden . . .
A peach at the very top of a tree begins to grow . . . and grow . . . and GROW! Inside are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical journey.