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The Roald Dahl Treasury [Hardcover]

Roald Dahl
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Sept. 2 1997
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Matters of Importance, it includes complete picture tales; excerpts from Dahl’s longer stories; poetry (some previously unpublished); and autobiographical material and letters -- some written as a young boy to his mother.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.

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Anyone who has ever read James and the Giant Peach or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory knows that Roald Dahl is a man capable of working magic on young people. The wonderfully weird worlds he evokes are so perfectly in tune with children's imaginations that--PRESTO!--he has completely enchanted kids (and adults, we admit) around the world.

This splendidly illustrated treasury--which we discovered with unfettered glee--showcases excerpts from the above books, along with short stories, rhymes, memoirs, unpublished poetry, and personal letters. A host of Dahl's best-loved characters are here, from the Enormous Crocodile to Willie Wonka. The whole shebang is fabulously illustrated by Quentin Blake, Ralph Steadman, and a myriad of other fine artists. Young Roald Dahl fans will devour this book eagerly, and those who have never met Charlie Bucket, Matilda, or the Vermicious Knids will want to get their hands on everything he's ever written. (All ages) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.


"Roald Dahl has the knack of knowing what makes children laugh - and his versions of some of the most popular fairy stories written in poetry style are side-splitting" -- Sally Bailey Essex Chronicle Series "A sumptuous collection" The Good Book Guide

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I am nine and a half years old. I liked the variety of stories and poems, but I was frustrated at first because I thought I would be reading entire stories. Instead, I found that the Treasury included only chapters of some stories. Short stories, like the Enormous Crocodile, were entirely included.
This book left me searching for the complete works of Roald Dahl.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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My daughters favorite author is Roald Dahl, but she was really frustrated when we got the book because it contains mostly excerpts from various books he has written. It would be much better if it had complete stories. We had to go out and buy the full versions of the stories. It is marketed as a complete treasury but falls short. The illustrations are neat.
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For those who have not yet grow up with Roald Dahl books as bedtime stories, the Treasury is good news indeed. For those who grew up with Roald Dahl books but lost them, the Treasury is fabulous news!! For the first time, Roald Dahl's fans can enjoy the adventures of their favorite hero and heroines in one whole volume. The wondrous chocolate factory, Matilda's extraordinary power, and many more charismatic characters in Roald Dahl's mystical kingdom. (Yes, even the wicked witches and awful giants have their places) The poems are a definitely a delightful read, and letters give the readers an insight to Roald Dahl's brilliant and imaginative mind. A pen under Roald Dahl's fingers becomes a magic wand that creates so many colorful dreams for both the young and old. The delicate illustrations by Quentin Blake and other outstanding illustrators add delicious flavor to the already luscious stories. The only small drawback is that the treasury is a collection of excerpts from various stories, but at the same time, it may also become a merit. I don't have to flip through a whole book for my favorite passages in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A window into an amazing world March 28 1998
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When I first read parts of this treasury, I was only in fourth grade. It swallowed me up, and I couldn't stop reading it. I would read it out loud to my parents, and before they knew it, they became wrapped into it too. Roald Dahl thinks up wonderful settings to go with his books, and everything that happens seems almost perfect. He combines an interesting plot, with humor and action, to create the perfect book. Dahl obviously has fun writing his books, as his fans have fun reading them. If you decide to read this treasury, you will find yourself transported to a world of unknown witches, greedy foxes, giants houses, peaches, and more amazing places that you would never think up. I respect Dahl for his wonderful imagination and terrific writing abilities. Overall, I really enjoyed this treasury.
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1.0 out of 5 stars not very good Sept. 2 1999
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I was very dissapointed because it only had little parts of the stories that he wrote
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real treasure for Dahl fans. April 2 1998
While it's not a replacement for reading the complete works of Roald Dahl, this book is a lovely tribute to him and a good selection of his works. Personal tributes from some people who knew him well combine with excerpts from his longer books and full-text of some of his shorter works, including some items previously unpublished. This book is an excellent tool for teachers and librarians who would like to read aloud a variety of Dahl selections and excite students about reading the complete books for themselves. It's a real treat for anyone who loves the wry English wit of Dahl and the quirky illustrations of Quentin Blake, a treasure to own and use.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Stories For All Ages March 24 1998
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My kids love Roald Dahl. I have to admit that I love his books too. Dahl tells wonderful, magical stories in such detail that you believe that those things actually could happen and you feel that you're right there with the BFG (Big Friendly Giant)or spying on real witches. To have all these delightful stories in one book, it's like a dream come true. Now we don't have to stand in the library debating on which of Dahl's books we have or haven't read. I really recomend this book for young children-and adults.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an awesome book
The Roal Dahl Treasury is really great because aside from the extracts, it includes poems, letters, and true stories from Roald's past. An excellent book for all ages.
Published on Jan. 22 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars The Roald Dahl Treasury is a book about his stories.
This book is the best book I have ever read. All his stories are funny and fun to read. My favorite story is The Chocolate Factory. Read more
Published on July 14 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly, wonderfully, totally, Roald Dahl!!!!!!
Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors, and this is one of my favorite books. From his Histerical, fictinial poems, to vivid, Beutifully told story's from when he was young. Read more
Published on March 26 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars what to expect of "Roald Dahl's Treasury"
This is truely an excellent book of a variety of all Roald Dahl's books. Although they may be a bit shortened, it will give you a good idea of which book of his to buy if you want... Read more
Published on Dec 13 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
It is very interesting because it has parts of very important books of Roald Dahl.
Published on Nov. 17 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling enthusiastic book with collections of R.D.
This book inthralled me. I enjoy Roald Dahl very much, and toown this book gives chills down my back. A good offer they have... and awonderful book of " treasures".
Published on Oct. 18 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Marvelous world created, again, by Roald Dah!l
If you have have ever read any Roald Dahl books or even just heard he is a real good author, trust me you need to buy this book! Read more
Published on Aug. 1 1998
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