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Roald Dahl Day 2018

Roald Dahl Day 2018

13 September 2018

On hearing that today is Roald Dahl Day, I put down my morning cup of frobscottle, took a bite of my snozzberry bar and started pondering my all-time favourite read by the King of children’s books. There are so many to choose from…

Being the start of a new school year, the classroom-based Matilda instantly sprang to mind. In this much-loved story Matilda demonstrates that sometimes it is ok to be a little bit naughty in order to right a wrong - and hearing how cruel her parents are it is hard not to agree with her!  

Or there is the rustic charm of Danny Champion of the World, where Roald Dahl brings the world of Danny and his dad so vividly alive you feel like you are there with them in the woods, listening for the thud of pheasants falling from trees to see if their fantastical plan really would work.

Dahl’s books absolutely stand the test of time and are every bit as enjoyable re-reading them as an adult as they are hearing them for the first time as an awestruck child. Why not take a look at the catalogue we have in our audio library and add your own favourite to your reading list? It’s worth noting that our BFG and Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts audio books are read by none other than Roald Dahl himself!

3113         Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life           

615458    BFG        

5493         Boy        

615480    Charlie & the Great Glass Elevator            

616597    Danny the Champion of the World           

615970    The Enormous Crocodile               

615736    Esio Trot               

615020    Fantastic Mr Fox               

616101    George's Marvellous Medicine 

2679        Going Solo          

615116   James and the Giant Peach         

616891   The Magic Finger              

616251   Matilda                 

616141   The Mildenhall Treasure               

617440   The Minpins       

615459    Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts          

9168        Roald Dahl: The Collected Short Stories 

616005   The Twits             

615425   The Witches