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Revolting Rhymes

Author Roald Dahl
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$8.99 US
8"W x 10.38"H x 0.17"D   | 6 oz | 72 per carton
On sale Sep 03, 2009 | 48 Pages | 978-0-14-241482-8
Age 6-8 years | Grades 1-3
Reading Level: Lexile NP | Fountas & Pinnell R
Master storyteller Roald Dahl adds his own darkly comic twists to six favorite tales in this irreverent and hilarious collection!

Did you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, or that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Complete with rambunctious rhymes and a must-read surprise ending. 

Featured stories: Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and the WOlf, and The Three Little Pigs
Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to "a wonderful faraway place." In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939, he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died, children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years. View titles by Roald Dahl

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Master storyteller Roald Dahl adds his own darkly comic twists to six favorite tales in this irreverent and hilarious collection!

Did you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, or that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Complete with rambunctious rhymes and a must-read surprise ending. 

Featured stories: Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and the WOlf, and The Three Little Pigs

Author

Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to "a wonderful faraway place." In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939, he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died, children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years. View titles by Roald Dahl