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Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl!

Roald Dahl 100 Cake [1]


Born on September 13, 1916, today marks Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday! With a writing career that spanned more than 30 years, Dahl’s books are cherished favorites. Choose one and settle in for an amazing adventure!



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [5] Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [5] – Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way. Print [5], CD [6], eBook [7], eAudio [8]
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator [9] Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator [9] – Taking up where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory leaves off, Charlie, his family, and Mr. Wonka find themselves launched into space in the great glass elevator. Print [9], CD [10], eBook [11], eAudio [12]
The Missing Golden Ticket [13] The Missing Golden Ticket [13] – Presents a series of anecdotes from the English author’s early life and writing experiences, in a text that includes a chapter that was not included in the author’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Print [13], eBook [14]
Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory [15] Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory [15] – Explores the lasting legacy of Roald Dahl’s popular book, examining the development of the original story and characters, its social history, and the varying film and stage adaptations. Print [15]
James and the Giant Peach [16] James and the Giant Peach [16] – A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach. Print [16], CD [17], eBook [18], eAudio [19]
The BFG [20] The BFG [20] – The Big Friendly Giant is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and it’s lucky for Sophie that he is. If she had been carried off by any of the other giants she would have been breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are headed to England to steal some little children, she and the BFG decide they must stop them once and for all. Print [20], CD [21], eBook [22], eAudio [23]
Matilda [24] Matilda [24] – 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. Print [24], CD [25], eBook [26], eAudio [27]
The Witches [28] The Witches [28] – A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches’ plot to destroy the world’s children by turning them into mice. Print [28], CD [29]eBook [30], eAudio [31]
Fantastic Mr. Fox [32] Fantastic Mr. Fox [32] – Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family. Print [32], CD [33]eBook [34], eAudio [35]
Danny the Champion of the World [36] Danny, the Champion of the World [36] – A young English boy describes his relationship with his father and the special adventure they share together. Print [36], CD [37], eBook [38], eAudio [39]
The Twits [40] The Twits [40] – The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys. Print [40], CD [41], eBook [42], eAudio [43]
George's Marvelous Medicine [44] George’s Marvelous Medicine [44] – George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her. Print [44], CD [45], eBook [46], eAudio [47]
The Enormous Crocodile [48] The Enormous Crocodile [48] – The enormous crocodile devises secret plans and a few clever tricks to secure his lunch only to have them foiled by his neighbors. Print [48]
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me [49] The Giraffe, and the Pelly & Me [49] – A small boy with a desire to own a candy shop meets a window-washing team of a giraffe, a pelican, and a monkey and together they go to work for the wealthy Duke of Hampshire, who makes all their dreams come true. Print [49]
The Magic Finger [50] The Magic Finger [50] – Angered by a neighboring family’s sport hunting, an eight-year-old girl turns her magic finger on them. Print [50], eBook [51], eAudio [43]
Esio Trot [52] Esio Trot [52] – Old Mr. Hoppy, a shy and lonely man with a secret unrequited love for Mrs. Silver, tries to think of a way to win her attention away from her beloved pet turtle. Print [52]
The Minpins [53] The Minpins [53] – Ignoring warnings against it, little Billy enters the Forest of Sins, only to be pursued by the fearsome Grinder, a creature who chases him high up an ancient tree, where he encounters a city of tree-dwelling, matchstick-sized people. Print [53], eAudio [43]
Revolting Rhymes [54] Revolting Rhymes [54] – Humorous retellings in verse of six well-known fairy tales featuring surprise endings in place of the traditional happily-ever-after. Print [54], eAudio [55]
Dirty Beasts [56] Dirty Beasts [56] – Roald Dahl’s inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl’s animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes. This new, larger edition is perfect for reading aloud and makes Quentin Blake’s celebrated illustrations even more enjoyable. Print [56], eBook [57]
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories [58] Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories [58] – Dahl read some 749 supernatural tales at the British Museum Library before selecting the 14 that comprise this anthology. “Spookiness is, after all, the real purpose of the ghost story,” Dahl writes. “It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts.” For this superbly disquieting collection, Dahl offers favorite tales by such masterful storytellers as E. F. Benson, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Rosemary Timperley, and Edith Wharton. Print [58]
Roald Dahl's Mischief and Mayhem [59] Roald Dahl’s Mischief & Mayhem [59] – Offers step-by-step instructions for pranks and tricks, along with jokes, quizzes, and excerpts from such Dahl classics as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “The Witches.” Print [59], eBook [60]
Boy Tales of Childhood [61] Boy: Tales of Childhood [61] – Presents humorous anecdotes from the author’s childhood, including his summer vacations in Norway and life at an English boarding school. Print [61], eBook [62], eAudio [63]
Going Solo [64] Going Solo [64] – As a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, Roald Dahl recounts his adventures living in the jungle and later flying a fighter plane in World War II. Print [64], eBook [65], eAudio [66]
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar [67] The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar & Six More [67] – An account of how the author came to be a writer and selections from his writer’s notebook augment stories juxtaposing fantasy and truth, and peopled with outrageous and courageous characters. Print [67], CD [68], eBook [69], eAudio [70]

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Fantastic Mr. Dahl [75]


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