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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to "a wonderful faraway place." In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939, he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer... Read More

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Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by John Lawrence
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | April 1991
$14.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-011847-6 (0-14-011847-0)

"Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive." -- Irish Times
 
The sweet scents of rural life infuse this beautifully crafted collection of Roald Dahl’s country stories, but there is always something unexpected lurking in the undergrowth. Whether it is... Read more






The Best of Roald Dahl
Written by Roald Dahl
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1990
$16.95/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72991-4 (0-679-72991-7)

If Stephen King could write with murderous concision, he might have come up with "The Landlady," the story of a boarding house with an oddly talented proprietress and a small but permanent clientele. If Clive Barker had a sense of humor, he might have written "Pig," a brutally funny look at cooks... Read more






The BFG's Gloriumptious Journal
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Grosset & Dunlap | Hardcover | May 2016
$8.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-99598-3 (1-101-99598-X)

Based on Roald Dahl's The BFG, this journal is the perfect place for imaginative children to record all their dreams and ideas. The pages of this journal feature Quentin Blake's art from the original story, and are full of fun writing and drawing prompts to help spark readers' imaginations. Whether they're... Read more






The BFG
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1993
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-42813-8 (0-679-42813-5)

Roald Dahl's beloved novel hits the big screen in July 2016 in a major motion picture adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg from Amblin Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures.

When Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), she fears she will be eaten. But instead the two...

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The Big Friendly Doodle Book
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Grosset & Dunlap | Trade Paperback | May 2016
$9.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-99597-6 (1-101-99597-1)

The BFG has charmed both children and parents since it was published over 30 years ago. Now, a new generation of readers can continue the adventures of Sophie and the BFG in this interactive doodle and activity book. Featuring Quentin Blake's famous illustrations, inspiring excerpts from Dahl's text, and colorful stickers... Read more






Boy
Written by Roald Dahl
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | September 1988
$14.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-008917-2 (0-14-008917-9)

Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG got all his wonderful story ideas in this autobiographical account of his childhood! 

From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood... Read more






Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Ivan Brunetti and Joseph Schindelman, Introduction by Lev Grossman
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 2011
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310633-3 (0-14-310633-3)

Coming to Broadway in March 2017, "ROALD DAHL’s most treasured tale is coming to the land where sweet dreams come true—Broadway—in a delicious new musical! Audiences around the world have long adored the best-selling book and films, but none have experienced the magic of Wonka quite like this—until now."

By the author... Read more






Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | April 2004
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-240108-8 (0-14-240108-0)

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the... Read more






Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2011
$16.99/22.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-241821-5 (0-14-241821-8)

From the bestselling author of Matilda and The BFG

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true... Read more






Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Puffin Books | Hardcover | September 2016
$16.99/22.99(Canada) | 978-0-425-28766-8 (0-425-28766-1)

This collectable hardcover edition will feature a beautiful cover and deluxe packaging, including plum-colored interior text and illustrations!

From the bestselling author of The BFG and Matilda comes the story of Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka, and his infamous chocolate factory.

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children... Read more






Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Puffin Books | Hardcover | September 2016
$16.99/22.99(Canada) | 978-0-425-28783-5 (0-425-28783-1)

This collectable hardcover edition will feature a beautiful cover and deluxe packaging, including purple interior text and illustrations!

Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket's back for another adventure. When the giant elevator picks up speed, Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the... Read more






Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | May 2005
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-240412-6 (0-14-240412-8)

Now that Charlie has won the chocolate factory, what's next? Even wilder adventures, that'swhat! Join him, Grandpa Joe, and, of course, Willy Wonka for the amazing, intergalactic sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Read more






Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | August 2014
$27.99/33.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-83197-3 (0-375-83197-5)

Celebrate fifty years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with this gorgeous, full-color gift edition.
 
Brimming with Quentin Blake’s vibrant full-color artwork, this wonderful anniversary edition is perfect for longtime Roald Dahl fans or readers discovering him for the very first time. With its oversized pages and beautiful design, it’s... Read more






Collected Stories
Written by Roald Dahl, Introduction by Jeremy Treglown
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 2006
$30.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-26490-9 (0-307-26490-4)

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

The only hardcover edition of Roald Dahl’s stories for adults, the Collected Stories amply showcases his singular gifts as a fabulist and a born storyteller.

Later known for his immortal children’s books, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and The BFG, Dahl also had... Read more






Danny the Champion of the World
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Puffin Books | Hardcover | September 2017
$16.99/22.99(Canada) | 978-0-425-29008-8 (0-425-29008-5)

This collectable hardcover edition will feature a beautiful cover and deluxe packaging, including color interior text and illustrations!

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda comes the story of a boy, his dad, and a daring expedition. Just as important, it’s the story of the love between a father and his son.

Danny... Read more






Dirty Beasts
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-230227-9 (0-14-230227-9)

Roald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large... Read more






The Enormous Crocodile
Written by Roald Dahl
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$7.99/9.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-241453-8 (0-14-241453-0)

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG

The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend... Read more






The Enormous Crocodile
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | June 1993
$7.99/10.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-036556-6 (0-14-036556-7)

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG, featuring a full-color interior! 

The Enormous Crocodile is incredibly hungry—and incredibly greedy. His favorite meal is a plump, juicy little child, and he intends to gobble up as many of them as he can! His is sure that his “secret... Read more






Fantastic Mr. Fox
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Puffin Books | Hardcover | September 2016
$16.99/22.99(Canada) | 978-0-425-28784-2 (0-425-28784-X)

This collectable hardcover edition will feature a beautiful cover and deluxe packaging, including red interior text and illustrations!

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG. Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief—it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone... Read more






Fantastic Mr. Fox
Written by Roald Dahl
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$14.99/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-242343-1 (0-14-242343-2)

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG

Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief--it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him, but now Boggis, Bunce, and Bean have joined forces, and they've concocted a... Read more






George's Marvelous Medicine
Written by Roald Dahl
Puffin Books | Hardcover | September 2017
$16.99/22.99(Canada) | 978-0-425-29010-1 (0-425-29010-7)

This collectable hardcover edition will feature a beautiful cover and deluxe packaging, including color interior text and illustrations!

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda comes the story of a not-so-lovely grandma, a boy, and a magical medicine.

George is alone in the house with Grandma. The most horrid, grizzly... Read more






James and the Giant Peach
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Jordan Crane and Nancy Ekholm Burkert, Introduction by Aimee Bender
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 2011
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310634-0 (0-14-310634-1)

By the author of The BFG—now a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg—a stunning 50th-anniversary deluxe edition of Roald Dahl’s beloved James and the Giant Peach, featuring
—a new introduction by Aimee Bender, the New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
—cover art by the award-winning cartoonist Jordan Crane
—the... Read more






James and the Giant Peach
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Puffin Books | Hardcover | September 2016
$16.99/22.99(Canada) | 978-0-425-28765-1 (0-425-28765-3)

This collectable hardcover edition will feature a beautiful cover and deluxe packaging, including peach-colored interior text and illustrations!

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG comes the story of a young boy on a magical adventure. After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros... Read more






James and the Giant Peach
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2011
$15.99/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-241823-9 (0-14-241823-4)

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

James Trotter loses his parents in a horrible accident and is forced to live-miserably-with his two wicked aunts. Then James is given some magic crystals that give him hope. But when he accidentally spills these crystals on an old peach tree, strange things... Read more






The Marvelous Matilda Sticker and Activity Book
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Grosset & Dunlap | Trade Paperback | August 2017
$7.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-451-53397-5 (0-451-53397-6)

Add your own magic to the story of Matilda with this sticker activity book based on Roald Dahl's beloved classic tale!

     Readers of all ages have loved Roald Dahl's Matilda since it was first published in 1988. Matilda—a quietly brilliant five-year-old bookworm—discovers she has amazing magical abilities, and uses them to save her school from... Read more





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