Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

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I guess you think you know this story.
You don’t. The real one’s much more gory.
The phoney one, the one you know,
Was cooked up years and years ago. . . .

With his famous wicked humor and the cunning of a big bad wolf, master storyteller and satirist Roald Dahl retells his six favorite fairy tales. Get ready for Dahl’s diabolical version of what really happened to Cinderella, Goldilocks, the Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, and Little Red Riding Hood.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Poetry) in Appendix B.

 

About Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahlis, quite simply, one of the best loved children’s book authors of all time. He died in 1990 in Oxford, England, at the age of 74.Quentin Blake, the first Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books.
 
Published March 12, 1983 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 39 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Westerns, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1986 ISBN: 0142413836 Page count: 2...

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Imagine the bears' position: "No sooner are you down the road/Than Goldilocks, that little toad,/That nosey thieving little louse/Comes sneaking in your empty house."

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In Dahl's typically outre outing, the repulsive, misanthropic Mr. and Mrs. Twit become the target of revenge by the Mugglewump monkeys--who have finally had enough.

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Imagine what would happen if a nervous young parson were re-afflicted with a peculiar strain of his childhood dyslexia, so that he unknowingly pronounced backwards only the most significant word in every sentence.

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The masters of wackiness dish up a giant portion of literary and artistic wit in this saga of T the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company.

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Lane Smith trades stinky cheese for fantastic fruit with his black-and-white illustrations for Roald Dahl's classic 1961 novel, James and the Giant Peach.

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As even Dahl's youngest admirers know, the late master writer can slice through the foibles and flaws of human nature with not just uncommon precision but with gleefully wicked, sometimes macabre humor as well.

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Containing the entire text and artwork from Dahl's 1984 autobiography Boy , this reworked and expanded version also incorporates previously unpublished materials from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in England, as well as excerpts that have appeared in earlier books.

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The second volume of the beloved British writer's autobiography, after Boy, follows Dahl to his first job, working for an oil conglomerate in Africa, and then into WWII and his career as an RAF pilot.

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Irons joins the parade of British stars offering renditions of Dahl's work and gives a fine presentation of one of the author's most vivid fantasy stories.

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More than 75 selections from the works of a master storyteller are collected in The Roald Dahl Treasury, first published in 1997, and now available in paperback.

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Sure to stir the stomach, Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes, with excerpts from Roald Dahl's oeuvre, an introduction by Felicity Dahl and recipes by Lori-Ann Newman, features foods from the author's best-loved books.

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The stories of Cinderella, Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood unspool in "verses featuring mayhem, greed, betrayals and murder, from two gifted collaborators," w

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For example, cartoony characters clad in pajamas snooze on a silhouetted photo of ``Eatable Marshmallow Pillows.'' Despite the child-oriented tone, a number of recipes require adult participation by virtue of cursory directions or tricky maneuvers (e.g., ensuring that mixtures boil to specific te...

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This book contains recipes for delicacies mentioned in Roald Dahl's books, such as ""Wormy Spaghetti"" and ""Stink Bugs' Eggs,"" with graphics PW called ""deliciously playful."" Ages 8-up.

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in full color by Quentin Blake, originally published in 1982, the author puts his distinctive satirical spin on six traditional tales including ""Snow White"" (""From now on, Queen, you're Number Two.

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