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Product Description

A blackly funny masterpiece. From Mr Twit’s disgusting straggly beard to Mrs Twit’s gnarly old toes, they are some of the nastiest villains ever committed to paper – and they like nothing better than being beastly to each other! The Twits torment little children, keep monkeys caged in their back garden, and gobble up little songbirds baked into pie. Can Muggle-Wump the Monkey and the beautiful Roly-Poly Bird spoil the Twits’ latest horrible plot – and avoid ending up as Bird Pie?

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780141346397

Publisher

Puffin

Date published

September 6th, 2007

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.4; Middle years; 1.0 points

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. Laiba khan
    on 18 May 2014

    The twit

    I like this book it’s nice Love u xxx

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    CoolCat17
    on 4 November 2015

    it’s mad waved cuz

    5out of 5
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    appleberry
    on 11 October 2015

    i loved this book this is so funny. i have even downloaded its app from google play. if you have not read this book read it now and you will enjoy it . roald dahl, my favourite author in men, writes books that once if you star to read, you will never want to stop untill it is finished. this book is one of those

    5out of 5
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    BookQueen2005
    on 4 October 2015

    Loved it

    4out of 5
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    emeraldkitty
    on 24 April 2015

    i love this book because it is super funny and so amazing

    5out of 5
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    Bookworm003
    on 22 April 2015

    The twits are evil people and some people are determined to stop them especially their little monkey #SWAGGY muggle wump who seems always to be annoyed.

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    mrunu
    on 26 February 2015

    That hairy Mr.Twit is nothing but care less

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    Taffy87
    on 11 October 2014

    A funny happy book full of nice stuff. Very famous book you may have read/heard about it.

    5out of 5
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    lilliepad1502
    on 11 March 2014

    twit-tastic!

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    loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    this a really hillarious book please read this book and i know you will love it no doubt

    5out of 5
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    Potterfan7
    on 9 March 2014

    funny. Mr and Mrs.Twit are avenged…

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    Cheerforevers
    on 9 March 2014

    This’s is about mr twit and mrs twits who play tricks on their so called pets.

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    Mohsen1010
    on 9 March 2014

    This book is great! Mr. and Mrs. Twit are two of the most nastiest and horrid characters in children’s literature, from their repulsive looks to the mean and horrible tricks they play on one another. Only Roald Dahl could make such a delightful children’s story out of two such miserable, horrid, nasty characters!

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    alibaba4
    on 8 March 2014

    A horrifying book !!!

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    Rumaitha12
    on 8 March 2014

    Amazing and I totally loved it

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    Celine1
    on 5 March 2014

    I love this book it’s so interesting and funny I love them all xx

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    wing4
    on 4 March 2014

    I really thought that this book was funny and interesting it is a brilliant book to borrow from the library or buy from a bookshop⭐

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    sfmthalib
    on 3 March 2014

    it was funny because at the end they turn up side down and the floor is the ceiling and the ceiling is the floor and the twits turn on there head and they get sucked in to there chest

    3out of 5