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Roald Dahl's Heroes and Villains: A First Roald Dahl Treasury [Hardcover]

Roald Dahl


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Book Description

Sept. 5 2013
Enjoy four fabulous full-colour stories featuring some of Roald Dahl's most magnificent heroes and monstrous villains: The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Twits, George's Marvellous Medicine. In the good corner find inventive George who stands up to his grizzly, grumpy grandma by mixing a potion unlike any other. And meet Mr Muggle-Wump and his family, whose bravery and quick-thinking lead to extraordinary events. In the bad corner Mr and Mrs Twit are the most terrible twosome you could ever have the misfortune to meet. And beware the crafty, child-guzzling crocodile...

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (Sept. 5 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0857551256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857551252
  • Product Dimensions: 26.6 x 21.4 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg

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Review

"A sheer delight of a book which will be enjoyed equally by children just coming to know the wonder of Roald Dahl, as well as adults who will love to recapture childhood memories. There are four stories here - The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Twits, George's Marvellous Medicine. In the good corner find inventive George who stands up to his grizzly, grumpy grandma by mixing a potion unlike any other. And meet Mr Muggle-Wump and his family, whose bravery and quick-thinking lead to extraordinary events. In the bad corner Mr and Mrs Twit are the most terrible twosome you could ever have the misfortune to meet. And beware the crafty, child-guzzling crocodile... A perfect selection to give an excellent picture of the work of this ever-popular author. Of course, the book is illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake and the high quality glossy paper shows his illustrations off to perfection. Another one for the family library." Parents in Touch "Four of Roald Dahl's best loved stories, including The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine, which feature some of his most delicious heroes and villains are gathered together in this attractively presented treasury. With Quentin Blake's wonderfully entertaining illustrations to accompany the tales, this is sure to be a popular addition to the family bookcase and an ideal introduction to this much-loved author." Carousel

About the Author

The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.

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