Reissues of Roald Dahl's bestselling books, now with stunning new cover designs to attract a whole new generation of readers. Exciting, bold, and instantly recognisable, the covers all feature Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork, making the books highly collectible. Roald Dahl continues to be popular with children and their parents, with worldwide sales now exceeding 100 million copies. Ages: 5-11yrs. 'A true genius... Roald Dahl is my hero' David Walliams
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and total sales are over 100 million worldwide! Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. His first drawings were published in Punch when he was sixteen. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Besides being an illustrator he taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art and in 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate! Six years later he was awarded a CBE for services to children's literature and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours - which means his full title is Sir Quentin Blake, although we can still all go on calling him Quentin as usual.
"The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me" is a really wonderful book about a boy and a bunch of animals you probalbly wouldn't befriend. The story isn't just a nice children's book for entertainment but also shows us that every dream can come true and that you can accomplish... "The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me" is a really wonderful book about a boy and a bunch of animals you probalbly wouldn't befriend. The story isn't just a nice children's book for entertainment but also shows us that every dream can come true and that you can accomplish everything by sticking together. Like all the other stories of Roald Dahl this one is exciting and lovely and can be read again and again. It might even become one of your favourite stories of all time.