Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
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 brings together some of the most dazzling moments in the work of this extraordinary writer. Divided into four parts: Animals; Magic; Family, Friends and Foes; and Matters of Importance, it includes complete picture tales; excerpts from Dahl’s longer stories; poetry (some previously unpublished); and autobiographical material and letters -- some written as a young boy to his mother.
Outstanding artwork is a feature of the book; there’s Quentin Blake, of course, but other illustrious children’s illustrators -- Raymond Briggs, Posy Simmons, Ralph Steadman, Patrick Benson, Charlotte Voake and Babette Cole -- are in there too.