Juvenile Nonfiction

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book

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Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book is a perfect joke book for young children. Full of jokes, limericks, riddles, Knock knock and Doctor, doctor all the jokes are specially themed around Roald Dahl's best-loved characters such as Charlie, George, The BFG, Matilda, James and many others. Roald Dahl was always full of fun and mischief and loved all kinds of jokes - the sillier the better! From chocolate-covered chickens to grizzly grouchy grandmas to the disgusting Twits this marvellous collection has over 400 jokes, and includes Roald Dahl's very own, extremely silly 'Knock, knock' jokes - guaranteed to keep his fans amused for hours. Illustrations by Quentin Blake.
Literary Criticism

De-constructing Dahl

Author: Laura Vinas Valle

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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This is the first single-authored monograph on Roald Dahl since 1994. Remarkably, in spite of Dahl’s commercial success, and the divided opinions he generates, very little scholarly work on the author has been produced. In the light of sociocultural constructivist theory, De-constructing Dahl focuses on the critical context, texts and paratexts that make up the packaging of “Dahl.” It offers the first thorough overview of the criticism and the language employed to discuss Dahl since the 1970s, the difficulties that using such language entails, and how it still permeates current criticism. It delves into the relationship between Dahl’s children’s and adult fiction by drawing comparisons and contrasts and exploring the common traits and patterns that bring his whole work together. It also examines how Dahl constructed himself as a children’s writer; how his publishing house and allies contribute to mediating and sustaining the Dahl public persona; the ways that marketing strategies are responsible for the identity of his books; and how editorial decisions about the age range, and, therefore, how the classification of a manuscript as a book for children or for adults constructs particular ideas of what “children’s literature” is, and what is considered “appropriate” or “unsuitable” for children to read.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Marvelous Monster Jokes

Author: Sally Lindley

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Monsters can be scary, but they can also be silly! Readers will enjoy learning fun new jokes about monsters to share with their friends. The simple text allows readers at a variety of levels to appreciate and remember the charming monster jokes they learn. These jokes are presented in a captivating way, with a dynamic design and bold colors. This includes bright illustrations meant to provide additional humor and enhance the jokes readers discover on each page.
Authors, English

Roald Dahl

Author: Andrea Shavick

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Category: Authors, English

Page: 32

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Part of a series of illustrated biographies, this title tells the story of a remarkable person from the past, whose name and achievements have lived on far beyond their own time. The biographies link in with National Curriculum KS1 and KS2.
Fiction

Kiss Kiss

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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In Kiss Kiss you will find eleven devious, shocking stories from the master of the unpredictable, Roald Dahl. What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead husband? In these dark, disturbing stories Roald Dahl explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us that leads us into the territory of the unexpected and unsettling. Stylish, macabre and haunting, these tales will leave you with a delicious feeling of unease. 'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' Irish Times Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
Authors, English

Dahlmanac 2

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin Books

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Category: Authors, English

Page: 160

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Contains a variety of Roald Dahl trivia, including lots of information about the author himself.
Fiction

Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Fiction

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Lamb to the Slaughter is a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Lamb to the Slaughter, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a twisted story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wife serves up a dish that utterly baffles the police . . . Lamb to the Slaughter is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the two men who make an unusual and chilling wager over the provenance of a bottle of wine; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale.' (Observer ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Juliet Stevenson. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
Fiction

The Visitor (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Fiction

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The Visitor is an amusing and chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the twist in the tale. In The Visitor, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a funny, fruity story about one of his favourite characters, adventurer and seducer Oswald Hendryks Cornelius. Here, Uncle Oswald gets more than he bargained for in Arabia . . . The Visitor is taken from the short story collection Switch Bitch, which includes three other black comedies which capture the ins and outs, highs and lows of sex (including another Uncle Oswald story, Bitch). 'One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation.' (The Times ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Richard E. Grant and Derek Jacobi. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
Fiction

Bitch (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Fiction

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Bitch is a short, sharp, saucy story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Bitch, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a funny, fruity story about one of his favourite characters, adventurer and seducer Oswald Hendryks Cornelius. Here, Uncle Oswald gets involved with an aphrodisiac that drives men wild with passion . . . Bitch is taken from the short story collection Switch Bitch, which includes three other black comedies which capture the ins and outs, highs and lows of sex (including another Uncle Oswald story, The Visitor). 'One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation.' (The Times ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Derek Jacobi and Richard E. Grant. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.