The Minpins

The Minpins

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Overview

The Minpins by Roald Dahl, Patrick Benson

Terrible monsters lurk in the forest, but if you climb up into the trees you may be lucky and meet some of the thousands of tiny Minpins who live there, too. The hollow trees are filled with their miniature homes--and they travel around the country on the backs of birds! "Vintage Dahl for reading aloud".--Booklist. Full color.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140549706
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1994
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant PeachMatildaThe BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

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 Minpins 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just read this book to my 7 and 5 year old sons and they absolutely loved it! The 5 year old wanted to take it around the next day to just look at the illustrations. The next night they wanted me to read it to them again. I haven't read any of Roald Dahl's books before now, but this book has sure made me want to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book when I was a younger child. I think that it illustrates a good message for children, that little people can conquer big things. The illustrations are also great. They are drawn from interesting angles emphasising the size of everything and also create moods thst relate very well to what is going on in thast part of the book. The illustrations add to the story and make it more appealing to younger children as well as older.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think 'The Minpins' was a GREAT story, and anyone that likes wild beasts and has an wild inamgination will love 'The MinPins!!' ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~