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.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Witty Wandering

Author: Chuck Whelon

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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For some people, traveling can be a stressful time. Plans often go awry and mishaps may happen. These incidents can also provide great opportunities for comedy. Readers of this engaging volume will be cracking up over planes, trains, boats, and various other aspects of travel. Colorful illustrations correlate closely with witty jokes, helping readers better understand the already accessible text. This hilarious book will engage young readers and make them excited to share what they've read with their friends and families.
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.
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.
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

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.

Melanie's Marvelous Measles

Author: Stephanie Messenger

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

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Page: 40

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Melanie s Marvelous Measles takes children on a journey to learn about the ineffectiveness of vaccinations and to know they don t have to be scared of childhood illnesses, like measles and chicken pox. There are many health messages for parents to expand on about keeping healthy. For an information pack on vaccinations to be sent out free in Australia, people can e-mail [email protected] and provide their postal address.
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.
Biography & Autobiography

Boy

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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'An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details. This is not an autobiography' - Roald Dahl Boy is the story of Roald Dahl's very own boyhood, including tales 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. Like his stories, Dahl's childhood tales are unmissable. Including additional fun pages at the end of the book which give even more insight into the World's No.1 Storyteller.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Danny the Champion of the World

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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A collection of short plays for schools and drama groups, adapted from Roald Dahl's brilliant story, Danny the Champion of the World Could you be Danny, or his dad, or even red-faced Mr Victor Hazell? Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Now you can join in their daring and devilish plots with these fun-to-perform plays adapted by David Wood.