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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we discovered with unfettered glee--showcases excerpts from the above books, along with short stories, rhymes, memoirs, unpublished poetry, and personal letters.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 GuideSee all Product Description
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
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 morePublished on July 14 1999
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 morePublished on Dec 13 1998
It is very interesting because it has parts of very important books of Roald Dahl.Published on Nov. 17 1998
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