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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 for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.


Author Bookshelf

Boy: Tales of Childhood

By: Roald Dahl
Illustrated by: Quentin Blake

Roald Dahl's account of his childhood is now reissued in a beautiful hardcover format, with -- for the first time -- Quentin Blake's stunning illustrations.
     Roald Dahl...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

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,...

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

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...


Collected Stories

By: Roald Dahl

(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...



Danny the Champion of the World

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

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...


Dirty Beasts

By: Roald Dahl

Esio Trot

By: Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately, she lavishes all her affection on another, Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr Hoppy’s wildly...

Even More Revolting Recipes

By: Roald Dahl

Another delumptious selection from the creators of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes.

To tempt the taste buds and tickle the imagination: Sherbet Slurpers, Magic Green Crystal, Nishnobblers,...


Fantastic Mr. Fox

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

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...

George's Marvelous Medicine

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

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...

James and the Giant Peach

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

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...


Matilda

By: Roald Dahl

Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinay child with thoroughly ordinary and rather unpleasant parents, who are contemptuous of their daughter’s prodigious talents. But underestimating Matilda proves to...

Minpins

By: Roald Dahl

My Year

By: Roald Dahl


Revolting Recipes

By: Roald Dahl

Revolting Rhymes

By: Roald Dahl

Rhyme Stew

By: Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

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...




Tales of the Unexpected

By: Roald Dahl

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

The Best of Roald Dahl

By: Roald Dahl

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...


The BFG

By: Roald Dahl

When Sophie is snatched from her bed in the middle of the night by a giant four times as tall as the tallest human, she thinks she is about to be breakfast. But luckily for Sophie, her giant is the only...

The Enormous Crocodile

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

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 Roald Dahl Treasury

By: Roald Dahl

A wonderful collection for Dahl devotees to treasure as a keepsake, as well as a superb introduction to Dahl for those children (if any exist) who have not yet read any of his work.

The Roald Dahl Treasury...


The Twits

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

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...

The Witches

By: Roald Dahl

The Grand High Witch of all the World has gathered together the witches of England for an annual conference at the Hotel Magnificent in Bournemouth. Their agenda is the elimination of all the children in the country...


Vicar Of Nibbleswicke

By: Roald Dahl

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

By: Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Take a giraffe with a magic neck, a pelican with a retractable beak and a very agile monkey, and what do you have? The world’s finest Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, of course! Add in their friend...


Roald Dahl 5-Book HC Box Set - Charlie/Chocolate Factory, Charlie/Great Glass Elevator, Danny Champion of the World, James/Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

The perfect gift for Roald Dahl fans or for readers discovering him for the very first time, this delightful hardcover box set contains five of his best-loved stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate...

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Book & Toy

By: Roald Dahl
Illustrated by: Quentin Blake

Roald Dahl's classic tale of the world's most unusual window-cleaning company, illustrated by Quentin Blake, now comes with a fabulous giraffe toy!
     
Take a giraffe with a magic...

The Roald Dahl Collection, Volume 1

By: Roald Dahl

This collection includes:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Read by Douglas Hodge
Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus...





The Roald Dahl Collection, Volume 2

By: Roald Dahl

This collection includes:

The Witches, Read by Miranda Richardson
This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches.

Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing...




The Roald Dahl Collection, Volume 3

By: Roald Dahl

This collection includes:

James and the Giant Peach, Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
A little magic can take you a long way.

After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until...




Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Joseph Schindelman

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...


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

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...

My Uncle Oswald

By: Roald Dahl


Ah Sweet Mystery Of Life

By: Roald Dahl

James And The Giant Peach A Play

By: Roald Dahl

Join James as he escapes from his horrible aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures. This dramatization of Roald Dahl's hugely popular book can be staged in school, acted out at...


Bfg

By: Roald Dahl

Witches

By: Roald Dahl


Rhyme Stew

By: Roald Dahl

Vicar Of Nibbleswicke

By: Roald Dahl

Boy And Going Solo

By: Roald Dahl


The Vicar of Nibbleswicke

By: Roald Dahl

Matilda Tie In

By: Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes

By: Roald Dahl, Felicity Dahl and Josie Fison

1997 The Roald Dahl Diary

By: Roald Dahl


1998 The Roald Dahl Diary

By: Roald Dahl


Minpins

By: Roald Dahl

Modern Classics Over To You

By: Roald Dahl

During the Second World War Roald Dahl served in the RAF and suffered horrific injuries in an air crash in the Libyan desert. Drawing on his own experience as a fighter pilot, Dahl crafted these ten spine-tingling...


1999 Roald Dahl Diary

By: Roald Dahl

Bfg (Pmc)

By: Roald Dahl


Skin And Other Stories

By: Roald Dahl

The Witches Plays For Children

By: Roald Dahl

THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl adapted for school plays. Dare you take on the role of the Grand High Witch? David Wood has created seven short plays to read and perform. With notes on simple staging, props...


D Is For Dahl

By: Roald Dahl

The Twits Plays For Children

By: Roald Dahl

Which one of your classmates is most like horrible Mr Twit by Roald Dahl? David Wood has created six short plays to read and perform. With notes on simple staging, props and costumes, the plays can be...


The Witches

By: Roald Dahl

Dahlmanac 2

By: Roald Dahl


Danny The Champion Of The World Plays For Children

By: Roald Dahl and David Wood

Could you be Danny, or his dad, or even red-faced Mr Victor Hazell? Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Now you can join in their daring and devilish plots...

The Bfg

By: Roald Dahl

Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them - the BFG. He's the kindest giant there is and, with his...


Matilda Theatre Tie In Edition

By: Roald Dahl

Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. Even before she is five years old, she has read Dickens and Hemingway and still her parents think of her as...

The Bfg Slipcase Gift Edition

By: Roald Dahl

When Sophie is snatched from her bed in the middle of the night by a giant with a stride as long as a tennis court she is sure she's going to be eaten for breakfast. But luckily for Sophie, the BFG is...


Matilda Colour Edition

By: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's much-loved Matilda, now in a stunning large paperback format with Quentin Blake's original illustrations in full colour. This new edition sits alongside George's Marvellous Medicine, James...

Matilda Slipcase Edition

By: Roald Dahl

Matilda - Roald Dahl's best-loved story - is an unbelievable 25 years old yet it's as fresh, funny and poignant as when it was first published in 1988. The story of a child genius, it has been adapted...

Esio Trot Colour Edition

By: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot in glorious full colour! A lavish, large format full-colour edition of this funny, tender and poignant Roald Dahl story with coloured backgrounds on every page, illustrated by Quentin...


THE MAGIC FINGER

By: DAHL ROALD(AUTHOR)

The story of a little girl with magical powers. When someone makes her angry she zaps a punishment on them with her magic flashing finger!

Roald Dahl'S Guide To Mischief And Mayhem

By: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's Mischief and Mayhem. YUCKY! Where do you hide a glass eye?STICKY! How do you booby trap a peach?TRICKY! What do Matilda, the Twits and Fantastic Mr Fox all have in common?AND THE QUITE SIMPLY...

Dirty Beasts

By: Roald Dahl


The Minpins

By: Roald Dahl

The Minpins is a beautiful picture book story from the wonderful Roald Dahl. Little Billy doesn't really believe there are monsters in the wood, but the red-hot smoke-belching gruncher is real enough,...

Matilda (Colour Edition)

By: Roald Dahl


Songs And Verse

By: Roald Dahl

Danny Champion Of The World Plays For Children

By: Roald Dahl and David Wood

Enormous Crocodile

By: Roald Dahl


Umbrella Man

By: Roald Dahl


Bfg A Set Of Plays

By: Roald Dahl and David Wood

Twits A Set Of Plays

By: Roald Dahl and David Wood


Witches A Set Of Plays

By: Roald Dahl and David Wood

Fantastic Mr Fox

By: Roald Dahl


James And The Giant Peach

By: Roald Dahl

Matilda

By: Roald Dahl


Twits

By: Roald Dahl

Boy Tales Of Childhood

By: Roald Dahl

Esio Trot

By: Roald Dahl


Magic Finger

By: Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile

By: Roald Dahl


Revolting Rhymes

By: Roald Dahl

More About Boy

By: Roald Dahl



Fantastic Mr. Fox

By: Roald Dahl

Matilda

By: Roald Dahl

Penguin Deluxe Classics Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

By: Roald Dahl

What happens when the five luckiest children in the entire world walk through the doors of Willy Wonka?s famous, mysterious chocolate factory? What happens when, one by one, the children disobey Mr. Wonka?s...


Penguin Deluxe Classics James And The Giant Peach

By: Roald Dahl

An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable,...

Roald Dahl'S Book Of Ghost Stories

By: Roald Dahl

Fourteen terrifying ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl. 'Spookiness is the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts . . .' ...



Going Solo

By: Roald Dahl

Switch Bitch

By: Roald Dahl

In Switch Bitch four tales of seduction and suspense are told by the grand master of the short story, Roald Dahl. Topping and tailing this collection are The Visitor and Bitch, stories featuring Dahl's...

Bitch

By: Roald Dahl



The Magic Finger

By: Roald Dahl


The Twits

By: Roald Dahl


The Witches

By: Roald Dahl

The BFG

By: Roald Dahl


Matilda (Unabridged)

By: Roald Dahl

The Witches

By: Roald Dahl


The Bfg

By: Roald Dahl

Boy

By: Roald Dahl


Going Solo

By: Roald Dahl