Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
A Book

by Ann Alston,Catherine Butler

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2012-11-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1137296224
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roald Dahl is one of the world's best-loved authors. More than twenty years after his death, his books are still highly popular with children and have inspired numerous feature films – yet he remains a controversial figure. This volume, the first collection of academic essays ever to be devoted to Dahl's work, brings together a team of well-known scholars of children's literature to explore the man, his books for children, and his complex attitudes towards various key subjects. Including essays on education, crime, Dahl's humour, his long-term collaboration with the artist Quentin Blake, and film adaptations, this fascinating collection offers a unique insight into the writer and his world.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 0142410314
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

Who Was Roald Dahl?

Who Was Roald Dahl?
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2016-01-07
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0141369469
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roald Dahl is one of the most loved children's book authors ever. Now, in this Who Was . . . ? biography, children can learn all about his real-life adventures too. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning actress and also wrote books and screenplays for adults. This concise and enjoyable biography is a must-read for fans of the man behind The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and so much more. Puffin's 'Who Was . . . ?' book series presents clear and accessible biographies of some of history's most renowned individuals.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
A Biography

by Jeremy Treglown

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2016-06-28
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1504038592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times Notable Book: A revealing look at the famous twentieth-century children’s author who brought us The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Few writers have had the enduring cultural influence of Roald Dahl, who inspired generations of loyal readers. Acclaimed biographer Jeremy Treglown cuts no corners in humanizing this longstanding immortal of juvenile fiction. Roald Dahl explores this master of children’s literature from childhood—focusing a tight lens on the relationship between Dahl and his mother, who lovingly referred to him as “Apple”—through to his death. Treglown deftly navigates Dahl’s time as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force, exploring how the experience transformed many of the beliefs that influenced the English writer’s work, including The Gremlins, which was commissioned by Walt Disney. A former editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Treglown discusses many of Dahl’s most famous works, such as James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox, while also delving into his marriage to actress Patricia Neal, combing through letters and archives to show a man who could be both comic and vitriolic, thoughtful yet manipulative and irascible. Treglown highlights many of Dahl’s literary achievements as well as his breakdowns and shortcomings, presenting a very personal and telling picture of the author and the inner turmoil that crippled him. Separating the man from the myth, Treglown’s frank, intimate portrait of Dahl illuminates the contradictions within the mind of this beloved author, a man who could be both a monster and a hero. It is required reading for book lovers and film buffs alike.

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9780141371405
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
A Book

by Chris Powling

  • Publisher : Evans Brothers
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 0237539012
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was one of the 20th century's most successful storytellers for both children and adults. He is best known for such children's books as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Witches, but he also worked as a fighter pilot, a spy, and an inventor.

Roald Dahl's Matilda's How to be a Genius

Roald Dahl's Matilda's How to be a Genius
Brilliant Tricks to Bamboozle Grown-Ups

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2019-02-21
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0241371198
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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MATILDA WORMWOOD is a genius - her brain fizzes and bubbles with brilliance. She outwits her gruesome parents, and even her terrifying head teacher, the monstrous Miss Trunchbull. YOU TOO can baffle, bewilder and bamboozle your friends and family! ASTOUND them with feats of calculation, scientific miracles, incredible creativity and fiendishly clever tricks, all with simple, step-by-step instructions. Inspired by ROALD DAHL'S terrific tale MATILDA, this is the perfect book for budding brainboxes everywhere!

Roald Dahl's The Twelve Days of Christmas

Roald Dahl's The Twelve Days of Christmas
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2019-10-17
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0241440300
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.... Three Naughty Muggle-Wumps Two Smelly Twits and Matilda in the library! With whipple-scrumptious recipes for festive feasting, tricksy pranks to get you on the naughty list, amazing Chrimbo activities and jolly jokes guaranteed to make Santa ho-ho-ho, the world's favourite storyteller brings you everything you need for a very merry Christmas!

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
Wales of the Unexpected

by Damian Walford Davies

  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release : 2016-08-15
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1783169427
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Published to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s (Welsh) birth, Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected breaks new ground by revealing the place of Wales in the imagination of the writer known as ‘the world’s number one storyteller’. Exploring the complex conditioning presence of Wales in his life and work, the essays in this collection dramatically defamiliarise Dahl and in the process render him uncanny. Importantly, Dahl is encountered whole – his books for children and his fiction for adults are read as mutually invigorating bodies of work, both of which evidence the ways in which Wales, and the author’s Anglo-Welsh orientation, demand articulation throughout the career. Recognising the impossibility of constructing a monolithic ‘Welsh’ Dahl, the contributors explore the compound and nuanced ways in which Wales signifies across the oeuvre. Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected takes Dahl studies into new territory in terms of both subject and method, showing the new horizons that open up when Dahl is read through a Welsh lens. Locating Dahl in illuminating new textual networks, resourcefully offering fresh angles of entry into classic Dahl texts, rehabilitating neglected Dahl texts, and analysing the layered genesis of (seemingly) familiar works by excavating the manuscripts, this innovative volume brings Dahl ‘home’ in order to render him invigoratingly unhomely. The result is not a parochialisation of Dahl, but rather a new internationalisation.

Boy and Going Solo

Boy and Going Solo
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2016-09-13
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 014137845X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. Roald Dahl wasn't always a writer. Once he was just a schoolboy. Have you ever wondered what he was like growing up? In BOY you'll find out why he and his friends took revenge on the beastly Mrs Pratchett who ran the sweet shop. He remembers what it was like taste-testing chocolate for Cadbury's and he even reveals how his nose was nearly sliced off. Then in GOING SOLO you'll read stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling. Roald Dahl tells his story in his own words - and it's all TRUE. And now you can listen to all of Roald Dahl's novels for children on 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! 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.

Matilda's How To Be Brave

Matilda's How To Be Brave
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2019-09-05
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0241432189
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Matilda is BRAVE and BRILLIANT - and you can be too! Packed with GAMES, JOKES, QUIZZES and much more, this marvellous book has all the tips and tricks you need to become a REAL HERO and even stand up to THE TERRIBLE TRUNCHBULL.

Trickery

Trickery
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2017-08-10
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1405933240
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these ten tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive others - and, sometimes, even ourselves. Here, among others, you'll read of the married couple and the parting gift which rocks their marriage, the light fingered hitch-hiker and the grateful motorist, and discover why the serious poacher keeps a few sleeping pills in his arsenal. Featuring extraordinary cover art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the dark and twisted world of Dahl's short stories. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, War, Innocence and Fear.

Matilda in Scots

Matilda in Scots
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Black & White Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2019-10-24
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1785302965
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Matilda is the world's most famous bookworm, no thanks to her ghastly parents. Her father thinks she's a little scab. Her mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And her headmistress, Miss Trunchbull? She's the worst of all. She's a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. Despite these beastly grownups trying to push her down, Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a magical mind. And she's had enough. So all the terrible adults had better watch out, because she's going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget! This translation into Scots is a timely addition to the growing number of high quality books available to children and young people to read in the wonderfully rich and expressive Scots language. Matilda Wormwidd’s faither thinks she's a wee scab. Matilda’s mither spends every efternoon at the bingo. And Matilda's Heidie, Miss Trunchbull? Weel, she's a muckle great bully, wha thinks aw her pupils are pizenous wee plooks and locks them in the dreided Chowker. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinar wee lassie wi a magical mind - and noo she's hud eneuch. So aw these grown ups hud better tak tent, because Matilda is gonnae teach them a lesson they'll no forget.

Cruelty

Cruelty
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2016-08-25
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0718185668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . 'Cruelty has a human heart . . .' Even when we mean to be kind we can sometimes be cruel. We each have a streak of nastiness inside us. In these ten tales of cruelty master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how and why it is we make others suffer. Among others, you'll read the story of two young bullies and the boy they torment, the adulterous wife who uncovers her husband's secret, the man with a painting tattooed on his back whose value he doesn't appreciate and the butler and chef who run rings around their obnoxious employer. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Deception, Innocence, Trickery, War and Fear.

The Roald Dahl Treasury

The Roald Dahl Treasury
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2017-09-07
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0141378433
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Roald Dahl Treasury is a delightful collection by and about the World's Number One Storyteller. Four exciting sections - ANIMALS; MAGIC; FAMILY, FRIENDS AND HEROES; and MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE - introduce some of Roald Dahl's most popular characters, from the Enormous Crocodile to the Twits, from the Witches to the BFG, from James to Matilda. Throughout this book, you can delve into stories, poems, memoirs and letters galore all wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake as well as other well-known artists, including Raymond Briggs, Babette Cole, Posy Simmonds and Ralph Steadman. This book is the perfect gift for Roald Dahl fans and for all those yet to discover his magic.

Meet Roald Dahl

Meet Roald Dahl
A Book

by Frances E. Ruffin

  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9781404231344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A short biography of the British author who wrote "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "James and the Giant Peach," "Matilda," and many other books.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
Author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Michelle M. Houle

  • Publisher : Enslow Publishers, Inc.
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9780766023536
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A biography of the author who created Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.

Matilda

Matilda
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-10-13
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0593203372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now a musical! 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 headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it! Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

The BFG (Colour Edition)

The BFG (Colour Edition)
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2016-09-13
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0141378573
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.' On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant Country. Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat. Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them?

Deception

Deception
A Book

by Roald Dahl

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2016-08-25
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0718185684
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE PERFECT GIFT for fans of Roald Dahl. Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . 'The cruelest lies are often told in silence . . .' Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these ten tales of deception master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves. Here, among many others, you'll read about how to get away with the perfect murder, the old man whose wagers end in a most disturbing payment, how revenge is sweeter when it is carried out by someone else and the card sharp so good at cheating he does something surprising with his life. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Innocence, Trickery, War and Fear.