A glorious gift collection of Roald Dahl's finest work to be treasured and pored over.
Roald Dahl (Author) he 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. Quentin Blake (Illustrator) uentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children s Laureate. In the 2013 New Year s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
More than 75 selections from the works of a master storyteller are collected in The Roald Dahl Treasury, first published in 1997, and now available in paperback. With excerpts from his most popular books-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; James and the Giant Peach; Matilda and more-as well as stories, poems, letters and essays, this hefty volume overflows with fascinating characters, clever wordplay and much merriment. Nothing was off-limits to Dahl's irreverent humor, including a version of Cinderella (from Revolting Rhymes) that begins: "I guess you think you know this story./ You don't. The real one's much more gory." Quentin Blake, Lane Smith, Ralph Steadman and others lend their visual interpretations to the fun. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
"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