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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born on 13 September, 1916, in Llandaff, South Wales. In 1953, he published the best-selling story collection Someone Like You and married actress Patricia Neil. He published the popular book "James and the Giant Peach" in 1961.

In 1964, he released another highly successful work, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", which was later adapted for two films. Over his decades-long writing career, Dahl wrote 19 children's books. He died on 23 November, 1990, in Oxford, England.



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  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
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    There are no other authors quite like Roald Dahl. A supreme storyteller with a wicked sense of humour, his characters and stories are timeless and unforgettable.

    With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all Dahl's classic children's novels.

    From Mr. Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Mr & Mrs Twit; and from giant peaches to magic medicines; this is a collection bursting with unique characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable storylines - as well as Dahl's wicked sense of humour.

    An essential addition to any bookshelf, the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox have shocked, excited and entertained generations of children and now's your chance to own them all - whatever your age!

    Format: paperback
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    Ten of Roald Dahl's most-loved stories are read by a host of famous names in this swish-wifflingly scrumdiddlyumptious 29-CD audiobook collection.

    One of Dahl's biggest fans, David Walliams reads The BFG, while Douglas Hodge, fresh from playing Willy Wonka live on the West End, lends his voice to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Kate Winslet reads Matilda and comedians Chris O'Dowd, Peter Serafinowicz and Richard Ayoade lend their animated vocal talents to Dahl's best-loved characters The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and Danny the Champion of the World!

    All unabridged, these books are a must for keeping the whole family entertained on long journeys, the CDs come in a handy and stylish tin case, too.

    CDs in this collection:
    The BFG - Read by David Walliams (4 CDs), The Enormous Crocodile - Read by Stephen Fry, (1 CD), Matilda - Read by Kate Winslet (4 CDs), Fantastic Mr Fox - Read by Chris O'Dowd (2 CDs), James and the Giant Peach - Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt (3 CDs), Danny Champion of the World - Read by Peter Serafinowicz (4 CDs), The Witches - Read by Miranda Richardson (4 CDs), The Twits - Read by Richard Ayoade (1 CD), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Read by Douglas Hodge (3 CDs), Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Read by Douglas Hodge (3 CDs)

    This collection was previously sold under the ISBN code: 9780141352343.
    Format: CD. Unabridged
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    Why do witches fly around on broomsticks? Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy, of course!

    And what do you call a fairy who hasn't taken a bath? That would be 'Stinkerbell'!

    Roald Dahl was always full of fun and mischief and loved all kinds of jokes, the sillier the better, so this hilarious book is sure to appeal to all his fans. The book also features Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
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    Especially redesigned to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, Fantastic Mr Fox is a funny story about a quick-witted fox who likes to hatch plans - but will he be able to outsmart the farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean?

    Boggis is a chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat; Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper; and Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks strong cider... however, none of them are all that smart so is it any surprise the clever Mr Fox is always creeping down the valley and helping himself to their food? When he hears of their plan to Bang-Bang-Bang shoot him dead, Mr Fox comes up with a thoroughly fantastic plan.

    Fast paced and full of brilliant characters, the story is (of course) accompanied by Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
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    Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and Grow and Grow. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their Giant Peach and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out. "A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero". (David Walliams). Now you can listen to James and the Giant Peach and other Roald Dahl Audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! and House of Twits inspired by the revolting Twits.
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    With a phizz-whizzing new cover to mark 100 years of Roald Dahl, this is the story of a foul and smelly couple known as The Twits.

    Mr Twit has bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard, while his wife Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. When they're together, they are probably one of the nastiest couples you're likely to meet. They love to play awful pranks on each other, too.

    The Twits are such a nasty couple that they keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage on their garden. But they haven't bet on the monkeys making a plan to trick them...

    One of Dahl's funniest stories, the story is accompanied by Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
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    With refreshed artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 anniversary celebrations, this is a special edition of the magical tale, George's Marvellous Medicine.

    George's Marvellous Medicine is one of his most popular tales, in which young boy George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits. Complete with Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this is a must-read for any youngster in the midst of their reading journey!
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    With its refreshed look to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, this special edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is perfect for introducing children to the wonderful and weird world of Roald Dahl.

    With Quentin Blake's illustrations, this is the story of a boy from a poor family who wins a golden ticket to visit the elusive Willy Wonka's secretive chocolate factory.

    When Charlie Bucket arrives at the tour - hosted by none other than Willy Wonka, the owner of the factory - he finds himself surrounded by nasty, spoilt brats. There's the greedy Augustus Gloop; arrogant Veruca Salt; repulsive Violet Beaurgarde; and TV-obsessed Mike Teavee.

    But when the tour starts, what mysterious secrets will the group discover? Everything from oompa-loompas to a glass elevator await... this is a classic children's story from the world's No. 1 storyteller.
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    This scrumdiddlyumptious gift set is currently out of stock.

    The BFG is one of Roald Dahl's most popular characters - especially after the success of the Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation - and these two paint-in mugs are just waiting for a child's magical touch.

    With Quentin Blake's black-and-white illustrations featured on both mugs, and paints and a paintbrush also included, this is a gorgeous gift for creative kids who love to have gigantic fun!

    Ages 5 plus. Not suitable for children under 36 months.
    Box size: 160 x 215mm, Mug size:100 x 140mm
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    With its phizz-whizzing new cover to celebrate 100 years since Roald Dahl was born, The Enormous Crocodile is a snappy book children will love reading.

    The croc is planning what to have for his lunch. He wants to have something juicy and delicious and he's getting hungrier... but what does he fancy eating? The grumptious brute is looking for someone to tuck into... someone like your children!

    This full-colour edition of the book features illustrations by Quentin Blake (who else?).
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    From the genius mind of Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood is a heroine with a love of books and some truly magical powers. Her parents may call her terrible things all the time, but the truth is she's a very special little girl.

    Forming a special bond with her caring teacher Miss Honey, both her parents and the angry, spiteful headmistress Miss Trunchbull soon find out they were wrong to underestimate Matilda so much...

    In 1996, this magical book was adapted into a popular film directed by and starring Danny DeVito and it's also now an award-winning musical across the world. Complete with Quentin Blake's illustrations, Matilda is a timeless classic that will be returned to again and again.
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    Roald Dahl dispenses with the usual happily ever after endings in the retelling of six famous fairy tales in Revolting Rhymes.

    Cinderella decides not to marry her prince when he reveals a surprisingly callous streak, Snow White befriends seven jockeys who are compulsive gamblers and Goldilocks proves to be a real hoodlum!

    This hilarious collection will have readers aged five and above in stitches. Colour illustrations throughout.
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    With its refreshed look to join in the Roald Dahl 100 Celebrations, this edition of The BFG is splendiferous. Telling the story of a young girl called Sophie who stays up way past the witching hour and meets a giant who is far friendlier than the others - who like to eat 'human beans' for dinner!

    With Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations featured throughout, this is an all-time classic children's book.
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    Boy, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days - and is, of course, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop. There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's.

    You'll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the motor-car accident when Roald's nose was nearly sliced clean off... Roald Dahl vividly shares his memories; some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. All are true
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    Your children will enter a world of pure imagination when they get their hands on this beautiful three-piece breakfast set.

    Presented in a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed carry case (made from sturdy board), the melamine plate, bowl and mug all feature Quentin Blake's iconic artwork from Roald Dahl's book about Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka and co.

    Not for microwave oven use. Dishwasher safe - top shelf only.

    Box size: 210 x 215mm
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    Your children will find this three-piece dinner set scrumdiddlyumptious.

    Presented in a BFG-themed carry case (made from sturdy board), the melamine plate, bowl and mug all feature Quentin Blake's iconic artwork from Roald Dahl's book about the story about a Big Friendly Giant and his friend Sophie..

    Not for microwave oven use. Dishwasher safe - top shelf only.

    Box size: 210 x 215mm
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    Roald Dahl's wickedly dark and devilish children's stories have sold over 55 million copies in the UK alone, so it's no wonder they continue to inspire and entertain generation and generation.

    The Witches is one of his most entertaining, yet disturbing, reads. The inspiration for a hit film starring Anjelica Huston, it reveals to young readers how Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, but secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise.

    Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognise the vile creatures, but can they get rid of them for good? With Quentin Blake's iconic artwork also featured, The Witches surely ranks amongst Dahl's finest work.
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    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Fantastic Mr Fox - the legendary tale of the most cunning fox in the world. Boggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat. Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper. Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider. Mr Fox is so clever that every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the farms. Now the farmers have hatched a plan to BANG-BANG-BANG shoot Mr Fox dead. But, just when they think Mr Fox can't possibly escape, he makes a fantastic plan of his own...Listen to FANTASTIC MR FOX and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! And look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play - including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
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    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 a pest. So she decides to get back at them. Her platinum-haired mother and car salesman father are no match for her sharp genius, and neither is the cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull. And then the child prodigy discovers she has an extraordinary psychic power that can save her school and especially the lovely kindergarten teacher, Miss Honey.
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    This title contains: "The Umbrella Man"; "Dip in the Pool"; "The Butler"; "The Hitchhiker"; "Mr Botibol"; "My Lady Love", "My Dove"; "The Way Up to Heaven"; "Parson's Pleasure"; "The Sound Machine"; and "The Wish".
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    This special CD pack contains four of Roald Dahl's much-loved stories. THE GIRAFFE AND PELLY AND ME: In this classic story of the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, we accompany Billy, who is lucky enough to join in the many remarkable and entertaining adventures of the Company's animals: the giraffe with an incredible stretching neck, the pelican with a magical beak and the dancing monkey. ESIO TROT: Here's a very tortoisey one that will become an instant favourite! Mr Hoppy is in love with Mrs Silver, but she only has eyes for her tortoise Alfie. She would so love Alfie to grow bigger, she says. In a bold attempt to outdo his rival, Mr Hoppy devises an ingenious plan to make Alfie grow and grow and grow...Wonderfully brought to life, here we meet THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE. He boasts that he is going to eat a child for lunch and sets out to trick all the children in his attempts for food. But his plots and disguises are foiled by the animals in the jungle - especially by Trunky, the Elephant. FANTASTIC MR FOX: Boggis, Bunce and Bean are just about the nastiest and meanest three farmers you could meet. And they hate Mr Fox. They are determined to get him. So they lie in wait outside his hole, ready to shoot, starve or dig him out. But clever Mr Fox has other plans! Find out what those plans are in this hilarious story, fully dramatized by Puffin Audiobooks.
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    Think of your favourite Roald Dahl moment and surely a song or verse cannot be far away...SONGS AND VERSE has seven sections bursting with rhymes about monsters, magical creatures, gruesome children, ghastly adults as well as a few unusual surprises. From the strange and scrumptious dishes enjoyed by James' Centipede to George and his marvellous medicine, and from greedy Augustus Gloop to the Giraffe and the Pelly and Me there are many classics here together with some previously unpublished treats. With a foreword and opening illustrations by Quentin Blake, and illustrations throughout from other award-winning artists such as Babette Cole, Lauren Child, Chris Riddell, Alel Scheffler and Tony Ross, you will find a touch of magic on every page.
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    Dirty Beasts is a collection of hilarious animal rhymes from the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Reissued in the exciting new Roald Dahl branding. A collection of (mainly) grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. Described in verse with all Dahl's usual gusto and illustrated in suitably lurid style by Quentin Blake. "A true genius ...Roald Dahl is my hero". (David Walliams). Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. Listen to DIRTY BEASTS (with REVOLTING RHYMES) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits. Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books!