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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...

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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)

This collection brings together Dahl's finest work, illustrating his genius for the horrific and grotesque which is unparalleled.

"Dahl has the mastery of plot and characters possessed by great writers of the past, along with a wildness and wryness of his own. One of his trademarks is writing beautifully about the... Read more






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

When Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), she fears she will be eaten. But the two join forces to vanquish the nine other far less gentle giants who threaten to consume earth’s children. Read more






Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2001
$15.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-81526-3 (0-375-81526-0)

Fifty years ago, Roald Dahl created a world that captured the imagination of millions of readers, and a boy who captured their hearts. Now featuring an introduction by award-winning author Jon Scieszka, this special edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is perfect for longtime Roald Dahl fans, or for any... Read more






Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 1964
$17.99/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-81011-9 (0-394-81011-2)

Celebrate fifty years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

First published in 1964 with whimsical illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory became an instant classic. Now this special commemorative edition brings back Schindelman’s beloved original illustrations. Perfect for old fans and new fans alike, it’s sure to... Read more






Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2001
$15.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-81525-6 (0-375-81525-2)

Mr. Willy Wonka might be a genius with chocolate, but Charlie and his family don’t trust his flying skills one bit. And right now, he’s at the helm of a giant glass elevator that’s picking up speed and hurtling through space — with Charlie and the entire Bucket family stuck inside!... Read more






Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | October 2004
$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
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
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | February 2002
$15.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-81425-9 (0-375-81425-6)

Danny’s life seems perfect: his home is a gypsy caravan, he’s the youngest car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. And when Danny discovers his father’s secret, he’s off on the adventure of a lifetime. Here’s Roald Dahl’s famous... Read more






The Enormous Crocodile
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | July 2000
$15.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-81046-6 (0-375-81046-3)

The Enormous Crocodile decides that he wants a nice juicy child for lunch, horrifying the other animals in the jungle--his friend, the Notsobig One; Humpy-Rumpy, the hippopotamus; Trunky, the elephant; Muggle-Wump, the monkey; and the Roly-Poly Bird. Despite his secret plans and clever tricks, what the boastful crocodile doesn't know is... Read more






Fantastic Mr. Fox
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | June 2002
$15.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-82207-0 (0-375-82207-0)

Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get him. Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox–Mr. Fox would... Read more






George's Marvelous Medicine
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | June 2002
$15.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-82206-3 (0-375-82206-2)

George is alone in the house with Grandma. The most horrid, grizzly old grunion of a grandma ever. She needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her chronic grouchiness. A special grandma medicine, a remedy for everything. And George knows just what to put into it. Grandma’s in for... Read more






James and the Giant Peach
Written by Roald Dahl
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | March 1996
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-88090-5 (0-679-88090-9)

Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also designed the characters for the Disney animated film).  How James escapes from his miserable life with two nasty aunts and becomes a hero... Read more






James and the Giant Peach
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2002
$15.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-81424-2 (0-375-81424-8)

Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also designed the characters for the Disney animated film).  How James escapes from his miserable life with two nasty aunts and becomes a hero... Read more






Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes
Written by Roald Dahl
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | February 2002
$15.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-81556-0 (0-375-81556-2)

I guess you think you know this story.
You don’t. The real one’s much more gory.
The phoney one, the one you know,
Was cooked up years and years ago. . . .


With his famous wicked humor and the cunning of a big bad wolf, master... Read more






Tales of the Unexpected
Written by Roald Dahl
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1990
$16.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72989-1 (0-679-72989-5)

Dahl is a master at introducing readers to a new sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary. Read more






The Twits
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2002
$15.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-82242-1 (0-375-82242-9)

Roald Dahl’s thrillingly grotesque book for young readers is now available in a gorgeous new gift edition, featuring the deliciously wicked artwork of Quentin Blake.
Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything–except playing mean jokes on each other, catching unsuspecting birds to put... Read more






The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
Written by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2001
$16.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-81423-5 (0-375-81423-X)

If you could see with your eyes closed, how would you use your power? That’s what Henry has to decide in "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,"one of the seven stories in this extra-ordinary collection. In addition to imaginative and magical tales, this book also contains the true story of how... Read more





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