D Is for Dahl: A gloriumptious A-Z guide to the world of Roald Dahl
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Did you know that Roald Dahl loved chocolate, but never ate spaghetti? Or that he was a terrible speller? Or that he had four sisters? D Is for Dahl is an A to Z collection of facts, trivia, and zany details that bring Roald Dahl and his memorable characters to life. Filled with Quentin Blake's illustrations plus black-and-white photos, each spread is exploding with information about the creator of Willy Wonka, James, and Matilda--from his family tree to the exact type of pencil he used to write his stories. Perfect for devoted fans and Dahl newcomers alike, this is a gloriumptious guide to the world of Roald Dahl.
exhaustion when she used her powers to lift a truck off a minibus. Like his readers, Roald was delighted with the final version of Matilda, which had been an idea for twenty years before it became a finished book. Maze ~ There’s an amazing maze in the garden of Roald Dahl’s home, with surprises at every turn. Some of the best lines from his books—chosen by family, friends, and those who worked with him—are carved into slabs of York stone dotted throughout the maze. Here are a couple of
the road. In fairy tales, witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks, and they ride on broomsticks. Until he was four, James Henry Trotter had a happy life. “Grab them by the throat with the first sentence.” —ROALD DAHL O is for Orchids Operations ~ Roald Dahl had a great respect for doctors and went under the surgeon’s knife many times for operations on his adenoids, his nose, his hips, and his back. Ophelia ~ Roald Dahl’s daughter Ophelia was born in 1964 and was
in this book, but you won’t find all of them here. You might have to delve into Roald Dahl’s actual books to complete the quiz. . . . A. Which bits of Roald were removed by a doctor when he was eight years old? B. What color is a witch’s spit? C. What gushed over Willy Wonka’s waterfall? D. What did Roald once hide in a jar of sweets? E. Roald once wrote a rather slow-moving love story. Can you guess the title? F. What is the name of the pale-green fizzy drink that fills the BFG and Sophie
you know you could join the Roald Dahl Club? You do now. Log on to www.roalddahl.com right away! Doing wonkalicious things Providing practical support for children with brain, blood, and literacy problems What is the Roald Dahl Foundation? As well as being a great storyteller, Roald Dahl was also a man who gave generously of his time and money to help people in need, especially children. After he died in 1990, his widow, Felicity, set up the Roald Dahl Foundation to continue this
Roald Dahl’s stories go hand in hand with Quentin Blake’s illustrations—they are a perfect pairing. Quentin first had a drawing published when he was still at school, in Punch magazine. He has always made a living as an illustrator, as well as teaching for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. A hugely successful illustrator, Quentin was chosen to be the first-ever Children’s Laureate of Great Britain in 1999. “[He’s] a national institution.” —GUARDIAN “Blake is beyond brilliant.”