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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book Award-winning author/illustrator

by Roald Dahl (author)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Roald Dahl is famous all around the world for making people giggle. Read all HIS favourite rib-ticklers in this scrumptiously silly feast of chuckles! Roald Dahl was always full of fun and mischief, and he loved all kinds of jokes – the sillier the better! This marvellous book collects together all his greatest favourites, along with new jokes from today’s best comedians and from kids around the country. Discover the hilarious gags and puns that left this master of humour weak at the knees! It’s a mega dose of Dahl-licious funnies to keep your laughter flowing on!

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780141340555

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales on September 13th 1916. His parents were Norwegian, and were called Harald and Sofie. He went to Repton school, in Derbyshire, and left school in 1933.

His first job was in Africa, with the Shell Oil Company. In the second world war he fought as a fighter pilot, and was badly injured when his plane crashed. After the war he worked in America, and soon started writing stories.

His very first children’s book, written in 1943 was called The Gremlins. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the President of the USA liked it so much he was invited to the White House and became friends with the President, Franklin D Roosevelt.

He wrote a number of books and short stories for adults, many of which were televised as the hugely popular Tales of the Unexpected.

But it was as a children’s author that he found greatest fame and satisfaction, saying “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers…Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.” Millions of fans around the world agreed and have chuckled and gasped at his amazing stories. His mesmerising stories, written in sizzling, sparkly language, will lead you into adventures you’ll never ever forget!

From 1945 until his death, he lived at Gipsy House, in Buckinghamshire, where he wrote his famous children’s books. He died in hospital in Oxford, on November 23rd, 1990. His books have continued to be read and loved, and have been made into a number of hit films, including Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can even visit the Roald Dahl Museum in the village where Dahl lived for most of his life.

In 2009 the Roald Dahl Funny Prize was established in his memory.

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  1. Evie 113313

    Dropplestar
    on 26 October 2016

    I love jokes so I really want to read this.

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    Leahka99
    on 8 March 2014

    I loved it I told my dad all the jokes he giggled

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    theimperfectstar
    on 18 May 2013

    amazing book. luv it!

    4out of 5
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    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    looks good!

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    rockstar101
    on 8 March 2013

    good book

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    lap312i
    on 6 March 2013

    i really want to read this book

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    amy888140
    on 24 October 2012

    i have gust finashed it was fantastic

    5out of 5
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    smartypants2003
    on 19 July 2012

    I loved it amazing it was hilarious but I still can’t wait to read the next few pages Awsome Outstanding amazing fantastic A+ excellent AND Magnifecently marvellous

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    mb122
    on 29 November 2011

    I haven’t read it but it looks amazing!

    5out of 5