The Roald Dahl Treasury

The Roald Dahl Treasury

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by Roald Dahl, Lane Smith, b
     
 

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Roald Dahl, adventurer, inventor, fighter pilot, and father, lived an amazing lifeùand turned his life into extraordinary writing. This remarkable collection offers an unparalleled glimpse at a man of enormous sophistication who always kept his childlike sense of wonder. The Roald Dahl Treasury, over four hundred pages long, contains autobiographical material…  See more details below

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Roald Dahl, adventurer, inventor, fighter pilot, and father, lived an amazing lifeùand turned his life into extraordinary writing. This remarkable collection offers an unparalleled glimpse at a man of enormous sophistication who always kept his childlike sense of wonder. The Roald Dahl Treasury, over four hundred pages long, contains autobiographical material along with much familiar writing. We see an early draft of The BFG alongside a published chapter, and Dahl's notes on tortoises in tandem with the complete text of Esio Trot. Selections from his autobiographies, Boy and Going Solo, precede stories informed directly by his life. The collection contains much unpublished material, including poems, letters to children (and one written by Dahl as a boy), recipes, inventions, songs, a Christmas card, and even a postage stamp of The BFG. While some of the best-loved illustrations of his work have been included, there is also much original artwork. Artists featured include Quentin Blake, Lane Smith, Raymond Briggs, and Anthony Browne. Lavishly produced and illustrated in full color throughout, The Roald Dahl Treasury is a collector's item that can be pored over for hours, read and reread. It is a book that will become a cherished possession and a classic in the family library.

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Publishers Weekly
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670877690
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 10.31(h) x 1.35(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Roald Dahl has been described as “the most successful author of children’s books” by The Times. His books have been translated into 37 different languages. His classic titles include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, Matilda and The BFG. Roald Dahl died in 1990.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 13, 1916
Date of Death:
November 23, 1990
Place of Birth:
Llandaff, Wales, England
Place of Death:
Oxford, England

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The Roald Dahl Treasury 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I wish that Roald would put some more of his fantastic selections. But i love the way there was a couple synopsises of the book. Good to by for short clips if you can't decide to buy his full selections for taste.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was the greatest. I read each one of his books they were great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book in the world! If you luv the world's most scrumpdittlyumpious author Roald Dahl then this is the book for you. He is my most favorite author in the whole world! I am even looking for books of his that I haven't read. Get this BIG book if you like Roald Dahl,s creative writing!!!