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Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl

by Roald Dahl

roald dahl's new book is a wonderful collection of stories, most of which were written in the late 1940s, originally published in various magazines and collections in the forties and fifties, and are gathered here together for the first time. Set in one English village and sharing a cast of characters, these stories--each bearing the inimitable, antic, slightly wicked Dahl touch--have the vivid effect of a novel, giving us the larger picture of this small world in the years just after World War II. And leave it to Dahl to find the most unusual, the eeriest, the funniest, and the most shocking details lurking inside this (or any) pastoral. There's the ratcatcher who looks--and acts--alarmingly like his quarry...the grand backfiring of the greatest pheasant poaching (a "sporting type of stealing") ever almost pulled off...the strange disappearance--and gruesome reappearance--of Ole Jimmy, the elderly, sweet-tempered, tipsy playground attendant...the comings and goings at the illegal greyhound racetrack where the dogs are far tamer than the bookies...the surprisingorigin of the expression "bull's eye" (and a lesson in assuring the sex of your cow's next calf)... Seven stories that delight us with their mixture of the charming and the charmingly perverse, and that remind us--as only a Roald Dahl story can--that the mystery of life isn't always as sweet as it seems.

The Best of Roald Dahl

by Roald Dahl

Stories from: Over to You, Someone Like You, Kiss Kiss, and Switch Bitch

The BFG

by Roald Dahl

The BFG is no ordinary bonecrunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them. And the BFG is going to help her!

Boy

by Roald Dahl Quentin Blake

Where did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories? From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don't yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl. Sure to captivate and delight you, the boyhood antics of this master storyteller are not to be missed!

Boy: Tales from Childhood

by Roald Dahl

Presents humorous anecdotes from the author's childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl

This fiction vividly narrates the story of what happens when the five luckiest children in the entire world walk through the doors of Willy Wonka's famous, mysterious chocolate factory. What happens when, one by one, the children disobey Mr. Wonka's orders? In Dahl's most popular story, the nasty are punished and the good are deliciously, sumptuously rewarded.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

by Roald Dahl

Up, Up and up they went, till they broke through the atmosphere and were floating in space. Charlie and Willie Wonka come back in this sequel. They do some fun stuff, encounter space aliens, and meet the president of the u.s. A. and much more. very hillarious book for all ages.

Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate

by Roald Dahl

El dueño de la fábrica de chocolate Wonka ha escondido 5 billetes de oro en sus chocolatinas, billetes que son el acceso a la misteriosa fábrica que oculta múltiples e increíbles sorpresas. Charlie tiene la suerte de encontrar uno de ellos. Y comienza la visita. Después, su vida cambiará totalmente, igual que la de sus padres, sus dos abuelos y sus dos abuelas. Las aventuras de Charlie continúan en Charlie y el gran ascensor de cristal.

Charlie's Secret Chocolate Book

by Roald Dahl

Are you a fan of Roald Dahl and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Then this is a delicious treat for you! For inside this book are some very special secrets about Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka, some extracts from the original Charlie manuscript, which Roald Dahl decided should be taken out before it was published, and lots of mouth-watering chocolate fun.

Danny: The Champion of the World

by Roald Dahl

Book Description Danny's life seems perfect: his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. And when Danny discovers his father's secret, he's off on the adventure of a lifetime. Here's Roald Dahl's famous story about a 9-year-old boy, his dad, and a daring and hilarious pheasant-snatching expedition. Just as important, it's the story of the love between a boy and his father who, in Danny's own words, is "the most marvelous and exciting father a boy ever had.

The Enormous Crocodile

by Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile loves to eat fresh, juicy children from the town near his river. Eventhough he's wicked and cunning, the other animals in the jungle know just how to foil his plans!

Esio Trot

by Roald Dahl

An ancient spell, 140 tortoises, and a little bit of magic . . . Mr Hoppy is in love with his neighbor Mrs. Silver, but she is in love with someone else--Alfie, her pet tortoise. With all her attention focused on Alfie, Mrs. Silver doesn't even know Mr Hoppy is alive. And Mr Hoppy is too shy to even ask Mrs Silver over for tea. Then one day mr Hoppy comes up with a brilliant idea to get Mrs Silver's attention.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

by Roald Dahl

The three meanest farmers will do anything to get Mr. Fox. That clever fox has been stealing their farmyard fowl for years. Unfortunately for the farmers, Mr. Fox and his fine family have other plans.

George's Marvelous Medicine

by Roald Dahl

George is alone in the house with Grandma, the most horrid, grizzly old grunion of a grandma ever. She needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her grouchiness.

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

by Roald Dahl

What else could a Giraffe with an extending neck, a Pelican with a bucket-sized beak, a dancing Monkey and Billy, a boy with a dream, be but the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company?

Going Solo

by Roald Dahl

Continuing the story begun in 'Boy', this is the second part of Roald Dahl's autobiography.

Going Solo

by Roald Dahl Quentin Blake

Superb stories, daring deeds, fantastic adventures! Going Solo is the action-packed tale of Roald Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Learn all about his encounters with the enemy, his worldwide travels, the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a plane accident, and the rest of his sometimes bizarre, often unnerving, and always colorful adventures. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl one of the world's best-loved writers, Going Solo brings you directly into the action and into the mind of this fascinating man.

James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl

When James Henry Trotter accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Then James discovers a secret entranceway into the fruit, and when he crawls inside, he meets a bunch of marvelous oversized friends -- Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, Miss Spider, and more. After years of feeling like an outsider in the house of his despicable Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, James has finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the exciting adventure begins!

Kiss Kiss; Switch Bitch; My Uncle Oswald

by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is revered for books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. But what many grown-up readers don't know is that Dahl applied his uproariously wicked sensibility to material for those of us above the age of consent. So leave it to QPB to bring together, in an exclusive 3-in-1 edition, this altogether different Dahl, but one with all the delicious wit you remember. For short stories that manage to be funny, sexy, and macabre all at once, here are Kiss Kiss and Switch Bitch, two collections by "the absolute master of the twist-in-the-tale," says the Observer. My Uncle Oswald is a hilarious novel that follows the erotic exploits of "the greatest fornicator of all time," Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, first introduced in Switch Bitch. Lust, triumph, the galling deflation of defeat: Dahl captures them all in these superbly taut black comedies of human weakness and unexpected reversal.

Lamb to the Slaughter

by Roald Dahl

Five short stories by the master storyteller Roald Dahl, which are: Parson's Pleasure, A Piece of Cake, Lamb to the Slaughter, The Bookseller, and The Butler.

The Magic Finger

by Roald Dahl Tony Ross

The Greggs are hunters who will shoot anything in the woods for fun. The little girl who lives next door hates it. She tried to talk them out of it, but they only laugh at her -- so she turns her "magic finger" on them. The next morning, to their surprise, the Greggs wake up bird-sized, complete with wings. And before they know it, they're living in a nest, while four strange human-size ducks have taken over their house! Now the shoe is on the other foot -- and that foot is webbed.

Matilda

by Roald Dahl

Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes

by Roald Dahl

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the kitchen-Roald Dahl's recipes are back! Inspired by his popular stories, these recipes use the most common ingredients to create the most uncommon treats. Not sure how to entertain the kiddies? Surprise them with tummyticklers like Pickled Spines of Porcupines and Hornets Stewed in Tar. There's no better way to liven up a party than to dine on Lizards' Tails and enjoy a delicious Liquid Chocolate Mixed by Waterfall. Like anything Roald Dahl, these recipes are sure to be extraordinarily funny!

Selected Stories of Roald Dahl

by Roald Dahl

15 short stories by the famous author

Skin and Other Stories

by Roald Dahl

"Summary: Introduces teenagers to the adult short stories of Roald Dahl. Contents: Skin--Lamb to the slaughter--The sound machine--An African story-- Galloping Foxley--The wish--The surgeon--Dip in the pool--The champion of the world--Beware of the dog--My lady love, my dove."

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