Roald Dahl’s wickedly funny novels have turned him into one
of the world’s greatest storytellers. In this collection, five wickedly
imaginative stories are brought to life by the author himself.
Charlie and the
When Willy Wonka’s hallowed chocolate factory holds a
worldwide contest awarding tours to the lucky, five children emerge as winners,
including a glutton, a gum-chewing nitwit, a spoiled brat, and a television addict.
Only Charlie Bucket, the story’s earnest hero, stands to win the exotic riches
of Wonka’s empire—if he avoids the pitfalls of his fellow contestants and stays
true to his heart.
James and the Giant
When James, a boy stuck living with his cantankerous aunts,
is given magic crystals by a sympathetic wizard, he accidentally drops them at
the foot of the peach tree outside his house, causing one of the fruits to grow
as big as a house. Inside he finds oversized insects who promise him
deliverance from his aunts, and soon the giant peach is rolling downhill, bound
for the Atlantic Ocean and beyond on a magnificent adventure that will take
James and his new friends far indeed.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Someone’s been stealing from the three meanest farmers
around, and they know the identity of the thief—it’s the fantastic Mr. Fox!
Working alone they could never catch him, but now Boggis, Bunce, and Bean have
joined forces, and they’ve concocted a cunning plan to dig him out of his hole once
and for all. What they don’t know is they’re not dealing with just any fox. Mr.
Fox would rather die than surrender, and he just happens to have a fantastic
plan of his own …
The Enormous Crocodile
The enormous crocodile is a horrid, greedy, and grumpy brute
who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had
enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul
fiend, once and for all!
The Magic Finger
To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl
who lives next door, it’s just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She
tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her. Then one day
the Greggs go too far, and the little girl turns her magic finger on them. When
she’s very, very angry, the little girl’s magic finger takes over. She really
can’t control it, and now it’s turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know
it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and that’s just the beginning of their
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