Roald Dahl day

Katherine, September 11 2017

September 13th marks Roald Dahl day, a day that is celebrated on his birthday. Join in the celebration and re-read or begin a new adventure! Below are just some of Roald Dahl’s fantastic stories to choose from.

Boys: tales of childhood

Boy: Tales of Childhood is the story of Roald Dahl’s very own boyhood. Including takes of sweet-shops and chocolate, mean old ladies and a Great Mouse Plot – the inspiration for some of his most marvellous storybooks in the years to come. These tales are full of exciting and strange things – some funny, some frightening, all true. ‘An autobiography is a book a person writes about their own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details. This is not an autobiography’.

The BFG

Giants are known for eating children. So when Sophie is snatched from her bed by the BFG, she fears for her life. But luckily he is far more jumbly than his disgusting neighbours. They become good friends and cook up a plan to rid the world of bad giants.

Danny the champion of the world

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl is the much-loved tale of how Danny and his father outwitted the mean Mr Victor Hazell. Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Life is happy and peaceful in their gipsy caravan, until one day Danny discovers his dad has been breaking the law. What’s more, soon Danny has to join his father as they attempt to pull off a daring and devilish plot against horrible, red-faced Mr Victor Hazell.

Charlie and the chocolate factory

The famous story of Charlie Bucket and his Golden Ticket, and Willy Wonka and his amazing chocolate factory. Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, opens his gates of his amazing chocolate factory to five lucky children. Gobstoppers, wriggle sweets and a river of melted chocolate delight await – Charlie needs just one Golden Ticket and these delicious treats could all be his.

The giraffe and the pelly and me

This novel is about a window-cleaning company with a difference. Join Billy as he makes friends with three amazing animals and gets up to some thrilling adventures.

James and the giant peach

This novel tells the story of James who has lived with his two beastly aunts ever since his parents were eaten up outside London Zoo. Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker are really horrible people and make poor James’s life a misery.

The magic finger

The little girl in this story is very unusual. When someone makes her angry – and when she can’t stop herself – she zaps a punishment on them with a magic, flashing finger. The results are quite fantastic and very funny.

The Twits

Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet. Down in their garden, the Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage. But not for much longer, because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits, once and for all.

Matilda

Matilda’s parents have called her some terrible things. The truth is, she’s a genius and they’re the stupid ones. Find out how she gets the better of them and her spiteful headmistress, as well as discovering that she has a very special power.

The witches

BEWARE.Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and look like ordinary women. But they are not ordinary. They are always plotting and scheming with murderous, bloodthirsty thoughts – and they hate children. The Grand High Witch hates children most of all and plans to make every single one of YOU disappear. Only one boy and his grandmother can stop her, but if their plan fails the Grand High Witch will frizzle them like fritters, and then what . . . ?

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