Roald Dahl Treasury (H/B) (out of print)
A wonderful collection for Dahl devotees to treasure as a keepsake, as well as a superb introduction to Dahl for those children (if any exist) who have not yet read any of his work.
The Roald Dahl Treasury brings together some of the most dazzling moments in the work of this extraordinary writer. Divided into four parts: Animals; Magic; Family, Friends and Foes; and Matters of Importance, it includes complete picture tales; excerpts from Dahl’s longer stories; poetry (some previously unpublished); and autobiographical material and letters -- some written as a young boy to his mother.
Outstanding artwork is a feature of the book; there’s Quentin Blake, of course, but other illustrious children’s illustrators -- Raymond Briggs, Posy Simmons, Ralph Steadman, Patrick Benson, Charlotte Voake and Babette Cole -- are in there too.
A glorious gift collection of Roald Dahl's finest work to be treasured and pored over.
"Roald Dahl has the knack of knowing what makes children laugh - and his versions of some of the most popular fairy stories written in poetry style are side-splitting" -- Sally Bailey Essex Chronicle Series 20080214 "A sumptuous collection" The Good Book Guide
The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.