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The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

Have you ever wanted to know what actually happened to James Trotter's parents when they encountered an angry escaped rhino? Or how to make the Twits' infamous bird pie? This book features reproductions of imagined letters, artefacts and posters, and editing notes from Dahl himse... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781783122158
Barcode 9781783122158
Published 1 September 2016 by CARLTON BOOKS LTD
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Caldwell, Stella
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
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ISBN-13 9781783122158
ISBN-10 1783122153
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher CARLTON BOOKS LTD
Imprint Carlton Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 September 2016
International Publication Date 11 August 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Caldwell, Stella
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Category Writers, Poets & Dramatists
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 222mm
Height: 286mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Children's stories, English - Miscellanea - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 674354

Description of this Book

HAVE YOU EVER wanted to know what actually happened to James Trotter's parents when they encountered an angry escaped rhino? Or how to make the Twits' infamous bird pie? Well now you can find out, with The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl. The book is a brilliant extension to Dahl's wonderful stories, and gives fascinating insights into the characters and events from Roald Dahl's writing in a humorous, exciting and downright gloriumptious way. For the very first time, the stories behind the stories are brought to life in this brand new title. Inside, Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations are combined with previously unpublished reproductions of imagined letters, artefacts and posters, and editing notes from Dahl himself, to bring all of Roald Dahl's characters alive. Whether you have read all of Roald Dahl's stories, or are just beginning to enjoy them, this is a great companion book that will help you delve even deeper into Roald Dahl's worlds.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review It's a great read, whatever your age! - Countryside magazine
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Brought up on a diet of Everlasting Gobstoppers and Snozzcumbers, Stella Caldwellhas long admired the incredible imagination and writing of Roald Dahl. She studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and worked in book publishing as an editor for several years. She is the author of many other books for children including Dragonworld, Fairy World, Gods, Heroes and Monsters and Explore 360: The Tomb of Tutankhamun. Illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake, the man most famously known for all of Roald Dahl's iconic illustrations. Born in London in 1932, he has been drawing for as long as he can remember and was a teacher for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. He has collaborated with several other writers and has also illustrated classic books, including A Christmas Carol and created much-loved characters of his own, including Mister Magnolia and Mrs Armitage. His books have won numerous prizes and awards, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration in 2002, the highest international recognition given to creators of children's books.

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