#62 Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl

WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his family are cruising a thousand feet above the chocolate factory.They can see the whole world below them, but they’re not alone. The American Space Hotel has just launched. Lurking inside are the Vernicious Knids – the most brutal, vindictive murderous beasts in the…

#61 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

One miraculous moment changes Charlie Bucket’s life forever. A boy who only gets to eat cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner finds a Golden Ticket that will take him into Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory. Joining him on the tour are four horrible blighters: Augustus Gloop – a great big greedy nincompoop, Veruca Salt – a spoiled…

#55 The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting.Now it’s made her so angry she’s PUT THE MAGIC FINGER ON THEM ALL. And very strange things have begun to happen . . . Paperback | 57 pages Publisher:  Penguin Random House UK…

#54 The Twits by Roald Dahl

Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet. Down in their garden, the ghastly, evil Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his…

#40 Matilday by Roald Dahl

Matilda is the world’s most famous bookworm, no thanks to her ghastly parents. Her father thinks she’s a little scab. Her mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And her headmistress, Miss Trunchbull? She’s the worst of all. She’s a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey….

#39 James and the Giant Peach

Paperback |150 pages Publisher: Penguin Random House UK (2016, as part of a set of 15 books) Read – Thursday 14th May, 2020. I’m pretty sure I read this as a kid, but I can’t be 100% certain. It’s definitely one of Roald Dahl’s stories that I know more. There’s a lovely poem in the…

#34 Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

“I do actually happen to know how to make tortoises grow faster, if that’s really what you want.” Paperback | 56 pages Publisher: Penguin Random House UK (2016, as part of a set of 15 books) Read: 29th April I have not read this Roald Dahl book before, but I did watch the BBC adaptation…

#33 George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

The rule would be this: Whatever he saw, if it was runny or powdery or gooey, it went in.  Paperback | 104 pages Published: Penguin Random House (2016, part of 15 book set) Read: 29th April I did read this book as a kid. I have a vague memory of my Dad reading it to…

#29 Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl

‘Did you hear that, Mr Fox! It’s not over yet! We’re not going home till we’ve strong you up dead as a dingbat!’ Paperback | 82 pages. Published: Originally published in 1970 by George Allen & Unwin This edition published in: 2016 by Penguin. Read – 23rd April 2020. I never read this particular story…

Book Haul

I have been lured in yet again by The Book People. This time because two of the series I have added to my wishlist in the past year, were moved to the ‘clearance’ part of the website. I know that The Book People have had money troubles in the past, and that their future is…