Try some of Roald Dahl’s amazing books to commemorate his 100th Birthday today, September 13th, 2016.
Charlie Bucket can’t believe his luck when he finds a Golden Ticket and wins the chance of a lifetime: a magical day witnessing the miraculous creation of the most delectable eatables ever made. At the back of this edition of the classic story are facts about the story and its author.
Mr Wonka might be a genius with chocolate, but Charlie and his family don’t trust his flying skills one bit. Especially when the thing he’s flying is a glass elevator and it is zooming out of control into the stratosphere.
Danny thinks the world of his father, but imagine his surprise when he finds out he’s been breaking the law! Even grown-ups bend the rules sometimes, but Danny knows his father is still good, kind and clever and full of exciting ideas.
Esio trot by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake
Mr Hoppy is in love with Mrs Silver. But she only has eyes for Alfie, her pet tortoise. How can Mr Hoppy ever compete with such a rival? He comes up with a plan to win his lady’s love, but will he succeed? What’s to become of Alfie?
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake
Boggis, Bunce and Bean are just about the nastiest three farmers you could ever wish to meet. They hate Mr Fox and are determined to get him, and plan to catch him by whatever means necessary.
George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake
This is a funny story which tells the tale of George and his Grandma. When he can’t stand her bad habits any longer, he decides to cure her nastiness for good. He concocts a very special medicine which is as nasty as she is – with explosive results.
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake
The story of James who has lived with his two beastly aunts ever since his parents were eaten up outside London Zoo. Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker are really horrible people and make poor James’s life a misery.
Matilda by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake
Matilda’s parents have called her some terrible things. The truth is, she’s a genius and they’re the stupid ones. Find out how she gets the better of them and her spiteful headmistress, as well as discovering that she has a very special power.
The BFG by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake
Giants are known for eating children. So when Sophie is snatched from her bed by the BFG, she fears for her life. But luckily he is far more jumbly than his disgusting neighbours. They become good friends and cook up a plan to rid the world of bad giants.
The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl and Illustrated by Quentin Blake
The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!
The giraffe and the pelly and me by Roald Dahl and Illustrated by Quentin Blake
What else could a giraffe with an extending neck, a pelican with an expanding beak and an athletic little monkey be but the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company? When the trio are invited to try and clean all 677 windows belonging to His Grace The Duke of Hampshire, it is no wonder they have the most incredible fun.
The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl and Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting. Now it’s made her so angry she’s put the magic finger on them all – and very strange things have begun to happen.
The Minpins by Roald Dahl and Illustrated by Patrick Benson
Little Billy doesn’t believe his mother’s stories about all the monsters living in the wood, but he soon finds out that the red-hot smoke-belching Gruncher is real enough, and so are the tiny Minpins, whose miniature world is in danger.
Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl by Roald Dahl and Stella Caldwell and Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Have you ever wanted to know what actually happened to James Trotter’s parents when they encountered an angry escaped rhino? Or how to make the Twits’ infamous bird pie? This book features reproductions of imagined letters, artefacts and posters, and editing notes from Dahl himself, to bring all of Roald Dahl‘s characters alive.