Books by Roald Dahl and Complete Book Reviews

Roald Dahl, Author Viking Children's Books $16.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-670-87854-3
As even Dahl's youngest admirers know, the late master writer can slice through the foibles and flaws of human nature with not just uncommon precision but with gleefully wicked, sometimes macabre humor as well. The 13 tales here, all of which...
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Roald Dahl, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $14.95 (208p) ISBN 978-0-374-16503-1
The esteemed novelist, short-story writer, author of children's classics and screenplays presents a sequel to Boy, his first book of memoirs, published as a children's book. Now 70, Dahl chronicles events of his youth, when he worked in Africa and...
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Roald Dahl, Author Skylark Books $3.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-553-15361-3
The stories of Cinderella, Goldilocks, the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood have been retold in verses featuring mayhem, greed, betrayals and murder, from two gifted collaborators. (8-up)
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Roald Dahl, Author Puffin Books $6.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-14-130271-3
PW called the 13 tales here, all of which previously appeared in collections for adult readers, ""Dahl at his merciless best."" Ages 12-up. (July) n
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Roald Dahl, Author Viking Books $21.99 (444p) 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...
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Roald Dahl, Author . Puffin $7.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-14-131034-3
This volume collects 11 of the master storyteller's short stories, many of which first appeared in Someone Like You, and also includes "The Surgeon," originally published in Playboy in 1986. Ages 12-up. (Jan.)
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Roald Dahl, Author Puffin Books $6.99 (210p) ISBN 978-0-14-130310-9
The second volume of the beloved British writer's autobiography, after Boy, follows Dahl to his first job, working for an oil conglomerate in Africa, and then into WWII and his career as an RAF pilot. Ages 12-up. (Jan.)...
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Roald Dahl, Author , read by Jeremy Irons. HarperChildren's Audio $18 (, unabridged, two cassettes, 2.5 hrs., $18 ISBN ) ISBN 978-0-06-053619-0
Irons joins the parade of British stars offering renditions of Dahl's work and gives a fine presentation of one of the author's most vivid fantasy stories. A chipper pace instantly engages listeners and brings pitch-perfect nuance to Dahl'
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Roald Dahl, Author, Cremlyn, Author Alfred A. Knopf $18.95 (179p) ISBN 978-0-394-58265-8
Rereading the seven stories collected here, observes Dahl in his preface, fills the British author with ``acute nostalgia and with vivid memories of those sweet days'' after WW II, when he wrote for four hours a day and then set off for the rolling,
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Roald Dahl, Author, Felicity Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Viking Children's Books $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-670-03515-1
Sure to stir the stomach, Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes, with excerpts from Roald Dahl's oeuvre, an introduction by Felicity Dahl and recipes by Lori-Ann Newman, features foods from the author's best-loved books. Derived from James and
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Roald Dahl, Author, Eric Idle, Read by HarperCollins $25.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-051065-7
In a sublime bit of casting, comedic actor Idle delivers an inspired rendition of Dahl's classic novel, available for the first time as an unabridged recording (an abridged Caedmon edition, read by Dahl, was released in the 1970s). Using expert ...
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator , illus. by Quentin Blake. Farrar, Straus & Giroux $16.99 (229p) ISBN 978-0-374-35055-0
Containing the entire text and artwork from Dahl's 1984 autobiography Boy , this reworked and expanded version also incorporates previously unpublished materials from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in England, as well as excerpts that...
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Puffin Books $4.99 (96p) ISBN 978-0-14-034640-4
In Dahl's typically outre outing, the repulsive, misanthropic Mr. and Mrs. Twit become the target of revenge by the Mugglewump monkeys--who have finally had enough. Ages 7-11. (Apr.)
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Puffin Books $4.99 (96p) ISBN 978-0-14-034641-1
In a typically wicked Dahl outing, a lad named George does away with his nasty grandmother by giving her a concoction that he brews from a mixture that includes shampoo, shaving cream and floor polish. Ages 7-11. (Sept.)
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Viking Books $16.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-670-82439-7
Matilda is an extraordinarily gifted four-year-old whose parentsa crass, dishonest used-car dealer and a self-centered, blowsy bingo addictregard her as ``nothing more than a scab.'' Life with her beastly parents is bearable only because Matilda...
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Viking Children's Books $14.99 (64p) ISBN 978-0-670-85397-7
In the year before he died, Dahl (1916-1990) recorded his impressions--drawn from a lifetime of rich experiences in the English countryside--of each passing month. This delightfully warm and intelligent book is the result. The renowned author...
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $15.95 (64p) ISBN 978-0-375-81556-0
This spring, two Roald Dahl classics reappear in collector's editions. In Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, illus. in full color by Quentin Blake, originally published in 1982, the author puts his distinctive satirical spin on six traditional tales
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Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake. Penguin/Puffin, $29.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-14-241930-4
An abbreviated version of Dahl’s classic story takes to the pop-up stage, accompanied by Blake’s scraggly pen-and-ink caricatures. Gatefolds, mini-booklets, and pop-ups reveal the major plot points of the story (“Two Golden Tickets Found Today!”...
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $22.95 (160p) ISBN 978-0-375-83197-3
On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake, presents the famous story interspersed with Blake's characteristically frenetic line drawings, with clusters of candy sprinkled across
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Puffin Books $3.99 (80p) ISBN 978-0-14-037009-6
The masters of wackiness dish up a giant portion of literary and artistic wit in this saga of T the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company. Ages 7-10. (May)
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Viking Children's Books $12.5 (240p) ISBN 978-0-670-84384-8
Imagine what would happen if a nervous young parson were re-afflicted with a peculiar strain of his childhood dyslexia, so that he unknowingly pronounced backwards only the most significant word in every sentence. In the fiendish hands of Roald Dahl,
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Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake, Puffin, $4.99 paper (128p) ISBN 978-0-14-241742-3
Containing excerpts from earlier tributes to Dahl's work and wit, this is an eclectic and funny collection of tidbits by and about the late author. The kernel of the book is "Spotty Powder," a characteristically droll chapter from an early draft of...
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator , illus. by Quentin Blake. Puffin $7.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-14-230226-2
The stories of Cinderella, Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood unspool in "verses featuring mayhem, greed, betrayals and murder, from two gifted collaborators," wrote PW. Ages 8-up. (Mar.)
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Viking Children's Books $14.95 (80p) ISBN 978-0-670-82916-3
Here are 15 less-than-clever rhyming parodies of classic children's stories and poems, including The Tortoise and the Hare , The Emp e r o r's New Clothes , Dick Whittington's Cat , Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves , Hansel and Gretel , etc. Most of...
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $15.95 (112p) ISBN 978-0-375-82206-3
Knopf includes George's Marvelous Medicine and Fantastic Mr. Fox in its roster of handsomely redesigned hardcover Roald Dahl reissues. In the first novel, George comes up with a potion to improve the mood of his grumpy grandma; the second centers
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Puffin Books $4.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-14-050566-5
Billy unexpectedly saves the Duke's diamonds from burglars in this funny tale. Ages 3-8. (August)
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator, Jan Baldwin, Photographer Viking Children's Books $15.99 (64p) ISBN 978-0-670-85836-1
Hungry? Perhaps a serving of ""Scrambled Dregs"" or ""Hair Toffee to Make Hair Grow on Bald Men"" will hit the spot. Recipes for these and the additional delicacies mentioned in the late Roald Dahl's (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) work are...
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Roald Dahl, Author, Quentin Blake, Illustrator, Jan Baldwin, Photographer Puffin Books $8.99 (64p) ISBN 978-0-14-037820-7
This book contains recipes for delicacies mentioned in Roald Dahl's books, such as ""Wormy Spaghetti"" and ""Stink Bugs' Eggs,"" with graphics PW called ""deliciously playful."" Ages 8-up. (Aug.)
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Roald Dahl, Author, Lane Smith, Illustrator Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $16 (144p) ISBN 978-0-679-88090-5
Lane Smith trades stinky cheese for fantastic fruit with his black-and-white illustrations for Roald Dahl's classic 1961 novel, James and the Giant Peach. The reissue is timed to coincide with the release of the Disney animated motion picture based...
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Roald Dahl, Author, R. Hayes, Editor, Quentin Blake, Illustrator Viking Children's Books $16.99 (64p) ISBN 978-0-670-83451-8
This celebrated, splendidly matched author-illustrator team here present a 64-page love story that is equally sweet and silly. For years, Mr. Hoppy has leaned over his balcony rail to gaze longingly at Mrs. Silver, who lives one floor below him. But
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Roald Dahl, Author, John Lawrence, Illustrator Penguin Books $13 (176p) ISBN 978-0-14-011847-6
An antique dealer posing as a clergyman to help his business turn a larger profit is one of the con artists, poachers and thieves who inhabit the rustic community introduced in these seven stories. According to PW , ``Dahl shrewdly uses ostensibly...
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