Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Jonathan Cape


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Presents a collection of fairy tales including one Ms Red Riding Hood, who keeps a pistol in her knickers...

Revolting Rhymes

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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I bet you think you know this story. You don't. The real one's much more gory. From Jack in the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears to Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, wicked beasts, brazen crooks and a ghastly giant star in these hilarious nursery rhymes with BITE! Magic Light Pictures, producers of the Oscar nominated The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom, will produce two half-hour animated films for BBC 1 based on the Revolting Rhymes for Christmas 2016, Roald Dahl's centenary year.

De-constructing Dahl

Author: Laura Vinas Valle

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


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.

Using the Brain to Spell

Effective Strategies for All Levels

Author: Sally E. Burkhardt

Publisher: R&L Education


Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 942

This book offers practical advice to teachers unsure of how to teach spelling. Filled with student-centered wisdom, Burkhardt grounds her methods in both theory and practice, providing logical rules and hands-on exercises to keep students actively engaged.

Children's Fiction Sourcebook

A Survey of Children's Books for 6-13 Year Olds

Author: Margaret Hobson



Category: Reference

Page: 332

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This is a reference book on children's fiction. It offers lists of authors; information on classics and series; television representations; lists of awards and those who have won prizes; and a set of indexes organized by author, title and genre.

British Writers


Author: George Stade

Publisher: Charles Scribners & Sons


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

View: 407

Covers writers who have made significant contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the fourteenth century to the present day. Includes in-depth critical and biographical analysis.

The Minpins

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 52

View: 414

A classic Roald Dahl story with gorgeous full-colour illustrations by Patrick Benson. Little Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that's exactgly what he does. There he meets the Minpins: miniature people who live int he hollow trees. They soon warn Little Billy of the fearsome, galloping Gruncher, who has grunched thousands of Minpins. And it will gobble up Little Billy too - uness he can find a way to defeat the hungry beast, once and for all... Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits. Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books! The Enormous Crocodile; Fantastic Mr Fox; The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me; The Magic finger; The Twits; The BFP; Boy: Tales of Childhood; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator; The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka; Danny the Champion of the World; George's Marvellous Medicine; Going Solo; James and the Giant Peach; Matilda; The Witches; Dirty Beasts; The Minpins; Revolting Rhymes For Teens: The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories; Rhyme Stew; Skin and Other Stories; The Vicar of Nibbleswicke; The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Roald Dahl Quiz

Author: Sylvia Bond



Category: Children's questions and answers

Page: 128

View: 333

This quiz book contains questions and answers based upon seven of Roald Dahl's most amusing titles - Revolting Rhymes, Dirty Beasts, The Magic Finger, The Twits, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG and The Witches.