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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 Books

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    Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: NROJ
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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 - and they're gathered together here in one box set!

    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 is packed with 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!

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  • Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: RDM2
    Paperback 7 years +
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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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    The Roald Dahl Audio Collection - 16 MP3 CDs

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: RDCD
    Audio 7 years +
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    Listen to the master storyteller's favourite tales!

    Roald Dahl is the most beloved children's author and his stories have entertained and inspired generations of readers. This MP3 CD collection contains unabridged adaptations of 16 of his classic books including Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG.

    It also includes his autobiography Boy and shorter stories including Billy and The Minpins and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. All of the stories are read by big-name celebrities and actors including Hugh Laurie, Kate Winslet and David Walliams.
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order. To listen to the audio, import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets.
    Format: MP3 CD. Unabridged
    Stories in this collection: The BFG - Read by David Walliams, Billy and the Minpins - Read by Bill Bailey, Boy - Read by Dan Stevens, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Read by Douglas Hodge, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Read by Douglas Hodge, Danny and the Champion of the Word - read by Peter Serafinowicz, Esio Trot - Read by Quentin Blake, Fantastic Mr Fox - Read by Chris O'Dowd, George's Marvellous Medicine - Derek Jacobi, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me - Read by Hugh Laurie, Going Solo - Read by Dan Stevens, James and the Giant Peach - Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt, The Magic Finger - Read by Kate Winslet, Matilda - Read by Kate Winslet, The Twits - Read by Richard Ayoade and The Witches - Read by Miranda Richardson.
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  • The Enormous Crocodile

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: ENO2
    Paperback 4 years +
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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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  • Revolting Rhymes (Colour edition)

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: RVY2
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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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  • George's Marvellous Medicine

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: GMN2
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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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  • The Twits

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: DHT2
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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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  • The Magic Finger

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: MFN2
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    Written by the one and only Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, The Magic Finger is 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!

    Funny and heart-warming, this is a great read for fans of Matilda and other Roald Dahl classics.

    This new edition has a refreshed jacket to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 anniversary celebrations.
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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: CRX2
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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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  • The BFG

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: BFH2
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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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  • Fantastic Mr Fox

    Roald Dahl

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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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  • Matilda

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: MTV2
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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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  • Billy and the Minpins (illustrated by Quentin Blake)

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: MIQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    This brand-new paperback edition of Billy and the Minpins is written by the world's number one storyteller, Roald Dahl, and his favourite illustrator, Quentin Blake.

    When Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond, that's exactly what he does!

    He meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping gruncher! Will it gobble Billy too - or will be find a way to defeat the hungry beast?
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  • James and the Giant Peach

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: JGH2
    Paperback 7 years +
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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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  • Danny the Champion of the World

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: DNN2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Danny the Champion of the World is a heart-warming story about a boy, his father and their ongoing battle with a rich snob.

    Danny lives in a gipsy caravan with his father, who is the most marvellous and exciting dad any boy has ever had. However, the land around them belongs to Mr Victor Hazell, an old blue-faced baboon with tiny piggy eyes.

    After finally having enough, Danny and his father concoct a daring plot to give Victor the biggest shock of his life. They just have to make sure they don't get caught...

    With a refreshed jacket to celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl, this is a classic tale from the master storyteller full of all the traits that have made him so enduringly popular - villains getting their comeuppance, crazy tales and heroes that you instantly love.
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  • Boy: Tales of Childhood

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: BYZ2
    Paperback 9 years +
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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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  • The Witches

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: THH2
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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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  • Esio Trot

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: ETZ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Famously made into a BBC short film starring Dustin Hoffman and Dame Judi Dench, Roald Dahl's enchanting tale Esio Trot is a Red House classic that has a funny, tender and poignant love story at its core.

    It tells the tale of the shy Mr Hoppy, who is desperate to tell his neighbour Ms Silver his true feelings for her, but he can never find the words. So when he learns that her dearest wish is for her pet tortoise Alfie to grow bigger, he hatches a plan involving a giant pair of metal claws and 140 tortoises...

    A charming book, featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
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  • The BFG (Colour Edition & CD)

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: BFD2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The BFG stomped into cinemas in a film adaptation that brought together the magical minds of Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg. Children were wowed by this spectacle, and will love reading the classic book this smash-hit film was based on.

    This full-colour edition of the story that finds a Big Friendly Giant teaming up with young Sophie to stop the more gruesome giants guzzling up 'human beans' not only features Quentin Blake's iconic artwork but also comes with four audio CDs that find Roald Dahl super fan David Walliams reading the story in his own inimitable style

    Running time: 4 hours, 25 minutes (across four CDs)
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    Roald Dahl's James's Giant Bug Book

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: JGBB
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Are you ready for an incredible insect adventure?

    Build a bug hotel and make an awesome ant farm with this amazing activity book inspired by Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach.

    It's full of wacky and wondrous facts about creepy-crawlies and is packed with marvellously muddy projects that will delight nature-loving children and broaden their minds.
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  • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: AQXSR
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    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's number one Storyteller! Billy's biggest wish is to turn a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet-shop. But then he finds a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey living inside - they're the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company! Who needs ladders when you've got a giraffe? They become best friends and when they meet the richest man in all of England, there's a chance that Billy's scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true...Now you can listen to The Giraffe and The Pelly and Me (with ESIO TROT) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - and 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. "A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero" (David Walliams).
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  • Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: ARELS
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    Puffin Audiobooks presents two volumes of beastly poetry by Roald Dahl, complete and unabridged and raucously read by Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Mangan, and Tamsin Greig. The audiobook contains original music. In Revolting Rhymes, you can think again if you thought you knew the stories of some of the most popular fairy tales. Here are six of the best known retold, with more than a twist or two, by the master of the comic and the blood-curdling. In Dirty Beasts we meet a ghastly menagerie of wonderfully comic animals that can only have been invented by Roald Dahl. There is the toad that jumps to France - at his own peril; the pig who ponders the meaning of life; the anteater who gets the wrong end of the stick; and many more. Snigger, titter and laugh at their antics in this collection of irreverent and absurdly comic verse! Listen to other Roald Dahl audio books read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - and there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios! You can 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.
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  • Roald Dahl's Little Library

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: BZRHB
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    ONE enormous crocodile, TWO little mice, THREE mischievous monkeys . . . Learn whizzpopping numbers, splendiferous colours, glorumptious opposites, and meet phizz-whizzing creatures from the world of Roald Dahl. A delightful treat for curious little hands, this little library is perfect for introducing titchy toddlers to new concepts, and to the imaginative world of Roald Dahl.
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  • Fantastic Mr Fox (Colour Edition)

    Roald Dahl

    Product Code: ASYTC
    Paperback
    With a phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller and full-colour illustrations throughout! 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 . . .
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