cover image The Roald Dahl Treasury

The Roald Dahl Treasury

Roald Dahl. Viking Books, $21.99 (444pp) ISBN 978-0-670-03665-3

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.