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The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

Written by Stella Caldwell

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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Explore the wonderful world of Roald Dahl

October 2021 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2021

For all those who are already fans of Roald’s Dahl’s awesome stories and for newcomers to them, this is a splendid introduction to some of the favourite characters and the most dramatic, hilarious, spinechilling and adventuresome stories that are his storytelling legacy. Following a brief account of Roald Dahl’s childhood and his famous writing shed, 15 of his top titles are cleverly explored through their main characters and the key features of the stories. There is James and his extraordinary crew from the awesome travelling peach in James and the Giant Peach; the delightful Charlie Bucket whose winning ticket takes him to Mr Wonka’s astonishing chocolate factory and a heap of adventures with some less lovely children including Veruca Salt and Augustus Gloop; the delightful Danny and his father and some fabulous pheasant poaching plots and the truly horrible Mr and Mrs Twit who have a whole book to themselves. The battle between Matilda and the awful Miss Trunchbull, the BFG’s encounter with the Queen and the utterly terrifying Witches – all of these and more are brought to life in these brief retellings which make clever use of letters, recipes and newspaper clippings. As in the originals, all are fabulously illustrated by Quentin Blake. The inclusion of an activity pack adds an interactive element to the book and enhances enjoyment of it.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Celebrate the stories on Roald Dahl Story Day - read more!

Produced in association with the Roald Dahl Story Company


Julia Eccleshare's Picks for October 2021

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift & Robert Ingpen

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe & Robert Ingpen

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl by Stella Caldwell & Quentin Blake

Count by Melvin Burgess & Chris Mould 

Wishyouwas by Alexandra Page & Penny Neville-Lee

How Was that Built by Roma Agrawal


The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl Synopsis

Read Mrs Twit's recipe for bird pie, become a giant expert with the BFG's spotter's guide and discover Willy Wonka's golden ticket.

Dive into your favourite Roald Dahl stories, retold through never-before-seen letters, photographs, magic books, recipes, diary entries and newspaper clippings.

Discover intriguing facts about the author and what inspired him, and explore the worlds he created, from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to The Witches, Matilda to The BFG.

Don't miss the bonus envelope packed with Dahl-inspired booklet's games and activity sheets to inspire and encourage budding storytellers.

So watch out, 'Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you!' Special items include an envelope which contains a foil Golden Ticket, a board game, bonus booklets, plus press-out activities including designing your own room in the Chocolate Factory, mixing your own dream, creating your own character and inventing your own marvellous formula.

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ISBN: 9781783125920
Publication date: 16/09/2021
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783125920
Publication date: 16th September 2021
Author: Stella Caldwell
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Puzzles / Activities, Annuals, People / Places, Poetry
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Stella Caldwell

Stella Caldwell is an experienced children’s author. She studied English Literature at university, and has worked in book publishing as an editor and author for many years.

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