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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

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...


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...

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, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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...


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 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

Meet Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, Roald Dahl's most disgraceful and extraordinary character . . . Aside from being thoroughly debauched, strikingly attractive and astonishingly wealthy, Uncle Oswald...

Ah Sweet Mystery Of Life

By: Roald Dahl

Rhyme Stew

By: Roald Dahl

A collection of irreverant rhymes featuring characters from fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes - as you've never seen them before! From the tortoise and the hare and Hansel and Gretel to Ali Baba and...


Boy And Going Solo

By: Roald Dahl

Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. Reissued in the new Roald Dahl series style. Boy is the story of Roald Dahl's very own boyhood, including tales...

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke

By: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes

By: Roald Dahl, Felicity Dahl and Josie Fison

Who but Roald Dahl could think up such mouthwatering and deliciously disgusting foods as Lickable Wallpaper, Stink Bugs Eggs, and Eatable Pillows?Now theres a practical guide to making these and other...


Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

By: Roald Dahl

Mr Wonka's inventions are out of this world. He's thought up every kind of sweet imaginable in his amazing chocolate factory, but no one has ever seen inside, or met Mr Wonka. Charlie Bucket can't believe...

Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator

By: Roald Dahl

Now that he's won the chocolate factory, what's next for Charlie?

Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket's back for another adventure....


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...

Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar And Six More

By: Roald Dahl

Seven superb stories, from the world's no. 1 storyteller

Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground....

Skin And Other Stories

By: Roald Dahl

How would you get rid of a murder weapon without causing suspicion? Where would you hide a diamond where no one else would think of looking? What if you found out that the tattoo on your back was worth...


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

"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable...

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...


George's Marvellous Medicine Colour Edition

By: Roald Dahl

George's Marvellous Medicine is one of Roald Dahl's most brilliant tales of naughtiness. Reissued with exciting new Roald Dahl branding. Most grandmas are kind and helpful ladies. Not George's grandma....

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

A collection of (mainly) grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Crocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. Described in verse with all Dahl's usual gusto and illustrated in a suitably...


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,...

The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me

By: Roald Dahl

'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams The giraffe, the pelican and the agile monkey set out to prove that they are the best window-cleaning company around. Roald Dahl, the best-loved...

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

Umbrella Man

By: Roald Dahl

Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about the landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or...


Matilda (Puffin Modern Classics)

By: Roald Dahl

Matilda is a sweet five-year-old with extraordinary mental powers—powers she uses to teach her school’s evil head mistress a lesson she’ll never forget!

Puffin Modern Classics Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator

By: Roald Dahl

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...


Twits A Set Of Plays

By: Roald Dahl and David Wood

Fantastic Mr Fox

By: Roald Dahl

Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!

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...

Georges Marvelous Medicine

By: Roald Dahl

A taste of her own medicine.

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 grouchiness....


James And The Giant Peach

By: Roald Dahl and Richard George

Matilda

By: Roald Dahl

"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable...

Bfg 30th Anniversary Edition

By: Roald Dahl

Captured by a giant!

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler,...


Twits

By: Roald Dahl

How do you outwit a Twit?

Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds...

Esio Trot

By: Roald Dahl

This is the wonderful and warm-hearted Roald Dahl classic, Esio Trot. Mr Hoppy really loves his neighbour Mrs Silver, and Mrs Silver really loves her tortoise, Alfie. One day Mrs Silver asks Mr Hoppy...

Magic Finger

By: Roald Dahl

What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?

To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk...


The Enormous Crocodile

By: Roald Dahl

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...

Revolting Rhymes

By: Roald Dahl

Did you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, or that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Master storyteller Roald Dahl adds his own darkly comic twists...

Roald Dahl Magical Gift Set

By: Roald Dahl

Four of Roald Dahl's most beloved bestselling books are together in one box! Charlie and Willy Wonka, Mr. Fox, and even James and his giant peach are available in this beautifully packaged gift set. All of...


The Complete Adventures Of Charlie And Mr Willy Wonka

By: Roald Dahl

A dazzling volume containing two classic Roald Dahl novels!

Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka have been children's favorites for generations. Now their two books are available in one stunning edition!...

The Missing Golden Ticket And Other Splendiferous Secrets

By: Roald Dahl

Secrets and surprises from Roald Dahl!

Feast your eyes on a secret! Between these covers is a long-lost chapter—and the original ending—from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other...


Fantastic Mr. Fox

By: Roald Dahl

One of the world's #1 storyteller's most beloved books available as a full-color picture book for the first time!

Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the...

Matilda

By: Roald Dahl

Now on Broadway!

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating...

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 Mischief And Mayhem

By: Roald Dahl

Pranks, tricks, mischief, and more in this ideal companion book to Roald Dahl's beloved novels! 

Professional tricksters put your cunning to the test. Inside this wicked little book you'll...

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 . . .' ...


Roald Dahl's Scrumpdidlyumptious Sticker Book

By: Roald Dahl

Bursting with fantabulous fun, this sticker activity book includes story extracts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Fantastic Mr. Fox

In this fantabulous sticker...

Roald Dahl's Story-Sketcher

By: Roald Dahl

This doodle book is the perfect way for every young Roald Dahl fan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
 
This 128-page doodle book includes activities based...

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 Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets

By: Roald Dahl

Secrets and surprises from Roald Dahl!

Feast your eyes on a secret! Between these covers is a long-lost chapter—and the original ending—from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other...

The Magic Finger

By: Roald Dahl

What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?

To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk...



The Twits

By: Roald Dahl

The Witches

By: Roald Dahl


The BFG

By: Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox And Other Animal Stories

By: Roald Dahl

FANTASTIC MR. FOX

Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!

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 fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and...



Matilda (Unabridged)

By: Roald Dahl

“The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda!

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has...


The Witches

By: Roald Dahl

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 they hate so much...

The Twits The Minpins And The Magic Finger

By: Roald Dahl

THE TWITS

How do you outwit a Twit?

Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and...



The Bfg

By: Roald Dahl

Captured by a giant!

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler,...


Boy

By: Roald Dahl

BOY, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days. With fabulous new line drawings by Quentin Blake. 'An autobiography is a book a person...

The Roald Dahl Audio Collection

By: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world’s number 1 storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself.
 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Abridged)
Willy...


Danny The Champion Of The World

By: Roald Dahl

Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell?

Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend...


Going Solo

By: Roald Dahl

Revolting Rhymes And Dirty Beasts And The Enormous Crocodile

By: Roald Dahl

REVOLTING RHYMES

Did you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, or that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Master storyteller Roald Dahl adds his own darkly comic twists to six favorite...


The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar

By: Roald Dahl

Seven superb stories, from the world's no. 1 storyteller

Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground....