The Minpins by Roald Dahl


The Minpins by Roald Dahl

Beware the Terrible Bloodsuckling Toothpluckling Stonechuckling Spittler! When LITTLE BILLY sneaks into the forest he meets thousands of tiny surprises: THE MINPINS. His new friends live in miniature houses inside hollow trees. But every one is terrified of a FEARSOME BEAST - and if Billy wants to go home he must defeat it once and for all!

About the Author

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son.

He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire.

Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was “this business of remembering what it was like to be young”. Roald’s childhood and schooldays are the subject of his autobiography Boy.

Since Roald Dahl’s death, his books have more than maintained their popularity. Total sales of the UK editions are around 37 million, with more than 1 million copies sold every year! Sales have grown particularly strongly in America where Dahl books are now achieving the bestselling status that curiously proved elusive during the author’s lifetime.

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52 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

7th November 2013



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