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The Roald Dahl Audio Collection

Includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Enormous Crocodile & The Magic Finger

Author Roald Dahl
Read by Roald Dahl
CD
$29.99 US
5.05"W x 5.84"H x 1.12"D   | 5 oz | 24 per carton
On sale May 16, 2013 | 3 Hours and 30 Minutes | 978-1-61176-195-5
Age 8-12 years | Grades 3-7
“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times


Roald Dahl’s wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world’s number 1 storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself.
 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Abridged)
Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last!
 
James and the Giant Peach (Abridged)
A little magic can take you a long way
 
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Unabridged)
Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!
 
The Enormous Crocodile (Unabridged)
This greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls
 
The Magic Finger (Unabridged)
Horrible neighbors learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful magic!
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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“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times


Roald Dahl’s wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world’s number 1 storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself.
 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Abridged)
Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last!
 
James and the Giant Peach (Abridged)
A little magic can take you a long way
 
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Unabridged)
Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!
 
The Enormous Crocodile (Unabridged)
This greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls
 
The Magic Finger (Unabridged)
Horrible neighbors learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful magic!

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