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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.


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Boy Tales Of Childhood

By: 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...

Going Solo

By: Roald Dahl


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 Calendar 2008

By: Roald Dahl

A gloriumptiously illustrated 2008 calendar to brighten up the wall of every Roald Dahl fan. Features deliciously Dahl stickers for remembering important dates.

Roald Dahl Diary 2008

By: Roald Dahl

Packed with Quentin Blake illustrations and featuring quotes from Roald Dahl’s classic bestsellers, it’s the most magical way to keep track of dates in 2008.


Roald Dahl Notebook

By: Roald Dahl

An utterly wondercrump way to keep tabs on all the important people in your life!

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...

The Enormous Crocodile

By: Roald Dahl


Skin and Other Stories

By: Roald Dahl

D Is for Dahl

By: Roald Dahl


The BFG: A Set of Plays

By: Roald Dahl


Boy

By: Roald Dahl


Going Solo

By: Roald Dahl

Revolting Rhymes

By: Roald Dahl

The Minpins

By: Roald Dahl


Fantastic Mr. Fox

By: Roald Dahl

More About Boy

By: Roald Dahl

Boy and Going Solo

By: Roald Dahl




Switch Bitch

By: Roald Dahl

My Uncle Oswald

By: Roald Dahl


Bitch

By: Roald Dahl

D is for Dahl

By: Roald Dahl


Skin and Other Stories

By: Roald Dahl


The Magic Finger

By: Roald Dahl



Fantastic Mr. Fox

By: Roald Dahl


The BFG

By: Roald Dahl

The Witches

By: Roald Dahl


Esio Trot

By: Roald Dahl

The Twits

By: Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes

By: Roald Dahl, Felicity Dahl and Josie Fison

The Magic Finger

By: Roald Dahl


The Witches

By: Roald Dahl


Boy

By: Roald Dahl

Dirty Beasts

By: Roald Dahl