The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

by Stella Caldwell & Quentin Blake

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LoveReading Expert Review of The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

Explore the wonderful world of Roald Dahl

For all those who are already fans of Roald’s Dahl’s awesome stories and for newcomers to them, this is a splendid introduction to some of the favourite characters and the most dramatic, hilarious, spinechilling and adventuresome stories that are his storytelling legacy. Following a brief account of Roald Dahl’s childhood and his famous writing shed, 15 of his top titles are cleverly explored through their main characters and the key features of the stories. There is James and his extraordinary crew from the awesome travelling peach in James and the Giant Peach; the delightful Charlie Bucket whose winning ticket takes him to Mr Wonka’s astonishing chocolate factory and a heap of adventures with some less lovely children including Veruca Salt and Augustus Gloop; the delightful Danny and his father and some fabulous pheasant poaching plots and the truly horrible Mr and Mrs Twit who have a whole book to themselves. The battle between Matilda and the awful Miss Trunchbull, the BFG’s encounter with the Queen and the utterly terrifying Witches – all of these and more are brought to life in these brief retellings which make clever use of letters, recipes and newspaper clippings. As in the originals, all are fabulously illustrated by Quentin Blake. The inclusion of an activity pack adds an interactive element to the book and enhances enjoyment of it.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E.

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl Synopsis

Read Mrs Twit's recipe for bird pie, become a giant expert with the BFG's spotter's guide and discover Willy Wonka's golden ticket. Dive into your favourite Roald Dahl stories, retold through never-before-seen letters, photographs, magic books, recipes, diary entries and newspaper clippings.

Discover intriguing facts about the author and what inspired him, and explore the worlds he created, from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to The Witches, Matilda to The BFG.

Don't miss the bonus envelope packed with Dahl-inspired booklet's games and activity sheets to inspire and encourage budding storytellers.

So watch out, 'Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you!'

Special items include an envelope which contains a foil Golden Ticket, a board game, bonus booklets, plus press-out activities including designing your own room in the Chocolate Factory, mixing your own dream, creating your own character and inventing your own marvellous formula.

Produced in association with the Roald Dahl Story Company

Find reviews and extract of Roald Dahl's fantastic story collection here.

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ISBN: 9781783125920
Publication date: 16/09/2021
Format: Hardback

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About Stella Caldwell & Quentin Blake

Stella Caldwell is an experienced children’s author. She studied English Literature at university, and has worked in book publishing as an editor and author for many years.   Quentin Blake is one of Britain's best-loved and most successful author-illustrators, and was made the first Children's Laureate in 1999.  He has won the Whitbread Award, the hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, been shortlisted for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award which rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world and has won the Kate Greenaway Medal among others. 

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