George's grandmother has the nastiest eating habits in the world. She's as frightening as a witch and as grumpy as a camel without a hump. When he can't stand this cantankerous old woman any longer, George decides to cure her nastiness once and for all. He concocts a very nasty medicine.
The 'Big Friendly Giant' befriends Sophie and together they set out to rid the world of the 'less than friendly giants'.
Many remarkable things happened to the author Roald Dahl when he was a boy, making this account of his childhood an entertaining read.
CHARLIE & THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR
Amusing adventures of Charlie Bucket and Mr Willie Wonka and a strange means of transport.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Charlie was thrilled to win the fifth Golden ticket which allowed him to inspect the wonders of Mr Wonka's Chocolate Factory. But what happens to each of the winners once inside the mysterious factory?.
DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
Danny and his dad live happily in a gypsy caravan and spend their time tending their petrol station and pottering in the workshop. That is until Danny masterminds a plot against the vicious Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner
THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE
The enormous crocodile boasts that he is going to eat a child for lunch and sets out to trick all the children. But his plots are foiled by the other animals in the jungle.
Won the Smarties Award. Mr Hoppy's ingenious plot to win the affection of a lady involves her pet tortoise.
FANTASTIC MR FOX
Every evening Mr Fox would creep out and help himself to a chicken but one day the farmers were determined to stop him.
Sequel to: 'Boy' (5493). In 1938 Roald Dahl got more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction.
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. . . At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure...
THE MAGIC FINGER
The little girl in this story is very unusual. When someone makes her angry she zaps a punishment on them with a magic, flashing finger. The last time it happened, her teacher turned into a cat. Now she's put her magic finger on the Gregg family, because they have been hunting animals. The results are quite fantastic and very funny.
Matilda is a very gifted 5 year old. Misunderstood by her parents, she uses her special psychic powers to get her revenge.
Little Billy, with the help of the Minpins, plans to defeat the dreadful monster who lives in the forest of Sin.
REVOLTING RHYMES & DIRTY BEASTS
You can think again if you thought you knew the stories of some of the most popular fairy tales. Here are six of the best known retold, with more than a twist or two, by the master of the comic and the blood-curdling. In Dirty Beasts we meet a ghastly menagerie of wonderfully comic animals. There is the toad that jumps to France - at his own peril; the pig who ponders the meaning of life; the anteater who gets the wrong end of the stick; and many more.
ROALD DAHL: THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES
An omnibus volume containing the short story collections 'Kiss Kiss', 'Over To You', 'Switch Bitch', and 'Someone Like You', as well as eight further tales of the unexpected.
Mr & Mrs Twit are ugly and play horrid tricks on each other and other creatures. But when the Roly-Poly Bird flies in from Africa, all the creatures devise a plan to give the Twits a hideous surprise.