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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Colour Edition) Award-winning author/illustrator

by Roald Dahl (author) and Quentin Blake (illustrator)

Suitable for 5 - 7 years

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Product Description

Only Roald Dahl could have thought of a tale this crazy. Now it’s in colour. One tall story. Window-cleaning by a man on a ladder? BORING. There’s a much better way to clean windows: with a giraffe, a monkey and a pelican. The giraffe has a super-long neck. The pelican has a magical retractable beak. And the dancing monkey is wonderfully agile. Awesome Roald Dahl with colour pictures by Quentin Blake right through. Plus a jewel robbery, a fearsome villain – and even a sweet shop!

  • A witty Roald Dahl classic, now with full-colour pictures
  • Full of imagination and Quentin Blake’s funny artwork
  • Short and simple story which is great for younger readers
  • Perfect for reading alone or shared family reading times

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780141350578

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. Ben
    on 18 February 2016

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    Aslan16
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    Book-Lover1234
    on 9 March 2014

    This is a very good and funny book. I really like it!

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    Cheerforevers
    on 9 March 2014

    It is great how in the end they become a window cleaning service.

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    BookMonster57
    on 8 March 2014

    Amazing!

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    Cal123
    on 6 March 2014

    I didn’t like this book as much as the other Roald Dahl books but it is still a good book.

    3out of 5
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    books2000
    on 6 March 2014

    its good

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    lilliepad1502
    on 5 March 2014

    LOVED IT!

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    Celine1
    on 4 March 2014

    This book isn’t my type of book it’s ok I guess but it could have been better

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    Banditze
    on 4 March 2014

    This is a CLASSIC. Wow wow wow I love it!