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The Gremlins

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Published in 1943 and long unavailable, Dark Horse Books is proud to present this landmark book from the author of such beloved tales as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda. Digitally restored, this remarkable presentation of Dahl's classic story, lavishly illustrated by the artists of the Walt Disney Studios, will delight readers of all ages!

The Gremlins is the story of Gus, a British World War II fighter pilot, who during the Battle of ...

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Overview

Published in 1943 and long unavailable, Dark Horse Books is proud to present this landmark book from the author of such beloved tales as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda. Digitally restored, this remarkable presentation of Dahl's classic story, lavishly illustrated by the artists of the Walt Disney Studios, will delight readers of all ages!

The Gremlins is the story of Gus, a British World War II fighter pilot, who during the Battle of Britain turned to look out on the wing of his plane only to see an amazing sight: a little man, no more than six inches tall with horns growing from his head, drilling a hole in the plane's wing. Gus was the first man to ever see a Gremlin, and what happened after that would change the war, and the world, forever.

Bought by Walt Disney to be produced as an animated motion picture (and considered to be the first story featuring the mythical airplane sabotaging creatures known as Gremlins), the project was ultimately shelved and is reprinted here for the first time in over 60 years.

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The 1943 children's book The Gremlins alerted the world to those mischievous six-inch creatures who drill holes in airplane wings. With World War II safely won, this book by Flight Lieutenant Roald Dahl was tucked away and forgotten. Since then, however, tiny saboteurs have been making a slow but steady comeback, making the reissue of this long out-of-print book that much more welcome. This edition of The Gremlins is illustrated by the artists of the Walt Disney Studios. A must-have for Roald Dahl's many fans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593074968
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 9/6/2006
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 8.67 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2008

    I Have 1943 Edition Of This Book

    I loved the original 1943 edition! I even have the dust jacket! The little girl gremlins 'Fifanalla..sp?' were the nicknames of the WASPS, and we have a WASP uniform. Wonderful illustrations from the Walt Disney studio illustrators and the story is very good!! How could you go wrong reading a book by Roald Dahl?

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