Picking right up where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory left off, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator continues the adventures of Charlie Bucket, his family, and Willy Wonka, the eccentric candy maker. As the book begins, our heroes are shooting into the sky in a glass elevator, headed for destinations unknown. What follows is exactly the kind of high-spirited magical madness and mayhem we’ve all come to expect from Willy Wonka and his creator Roald Dahl. The American space race gets a send-up, as does the President, and Charlie’s family gets a second chance at childhood. Throw in the Vermicious Knids, Gnoolies, and Minusland and we once again witness pure genius. (Ages 9 to 12)
Roald Dahl - The Magic Finger
The Gregg family loves hunting, but their eight-year-old neighbor can't stand it. After countless pleas for them to stop are ignored, she has no other choice -- she has to put her magic finger on them. Now the Greggs are a family of birds, and like it or not, they're going to find out how it feels to be on the other end of the gun.
Roald Dahl - The Witches
Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squis and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures - but can they get rid of them for good?
Roald Dahl - Matilda (angol)
Matilda is an extraordinarily gifted four-year-old whose parentsa crass, dishonest used-car dealer and a self-centered, blowsy bingo addictregard her as "nothing more than a scab." Life with her beastly parents is bearable only because Matilda teaches herself to read, finds the public library, and discovers literature. Also, Matilda loves using her lively intelligence to perpetrate daring acts of revenge on her father. This pastime she further develops when she enrolls in Crunchem Hall Primary School, whose headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, is "a fierce tyrannical monster . . . ." Adults may cringe at Dahl's excesses in describing the cruel Miss Trunchbull, as well as his reliance on overextended characterization at the expense of plot development. Children, however, with their keenly developed sense of justice, will relish the absolutes of stupidity, greed, evil and might versus intelligence, courage and goodness. They also will sail happily through the contrived, implausible ending. Dahl's phenomenal popularity among children speaks for his breathless storytelling charms; his fans won't be disappointed by Matilda. Blake's droll pen-and-ink sketches extend the exaggerated humor. Ages 9-11.
Roald Dahl - The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
The masters of wackiness dish up a giant portion of literary and artistic wit in this saga of T the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company. Ages 7-10. When Billy joins the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, he gets a lot more than a new job. First he makes three new friends, then it's time to get to work cleaning all 677 windows of the Duke of Hampshire's house. The Duke is not only the most wealthy man in the country, he's also the most generous. Can he make Billy's lifelong dream come true? "A captivating story and a wonderful read-aloud."-- The Horn Book
Roald Dahl - Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get him. Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox–Mr. Fox would never surrender. But only the most fantastic plan ever can save him now.
Roald Dahl - Danny, the Champion of the World
"My father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had." Danny feels very lucky. He adores his life with his father, living in a gypsy caravan, listening to his stories, tending their gas station, puttering around the workshop, and occasionally taking off to fly home-built gas balloons and kites. His father has raised him on his own, ever since Danny's mother died when he was four months old. Life is peaceful and wonderful... until he turns 9 and discovers his father's one vice. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world. Danny is right up to Roald Dahl's impishly brilliant standards. An intense and beautiful father-son relationship is balanced with sublegal high jinks that will have even the most rigid law-abider rooting them on. Dahl's inimitable way with words leaves the reader simultaneously satisfied and itching for more. (Ages 9 to 13)
Roald Dahl - George's Marvellous Medicine
In this popular Dahl story, George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits. It features a great new Quentin Blake cover as well as a whole new exciting end section about Roald Dahl and his world. George’s grandmother was a grumpy and selfish old lady. Whenever his parents were at home, his grandmother would treat him nicely. However when his parents went out, she would ill treated him. One day, his grandmother forced him to eat cabbages four times a day with bugs. George did not like his grandmother. In fact he hated her. So he decided to make a medicine to change his grandmother’s attitude. He added things such as a bottle of golden hair shampoo, super foam shaving soap, vitamin enriched face cream, nail varnish, hair remover and many others into the medicine he was making. Then he poured the deep blue mixture into a saucepan. As his grandmother medicine was brown in colour, he added a tin of brown paint into it. The colour blended so well that his grandmother drank it without noticing it. . All of a sudden, she floated into the mid-air and then began to swell. Then, she started growing taller and taller till her head came out of the roof. When George’s parents came back, they were shocked! After.George explained what had happened, his greedy father quickly bought all the ingredients that George used to make the medicine from a shop. He wanted his son, George, to be famous by selling the marvellous medicine he made. When George’s father came back, they started to make more medicine. But George could not remember what he had added into the medicine. George’s grandmoher was so impatient that she snatched the medicine and drank it. Immediately, she shrank back to her normal height. BUT…… she continue to shrink because she had taken fifty spoonful instead of one!!! Then she was no bigger than a pin, then the size of a pumpkin seed. Finally she continue to shrink till she disappered !!! .
Roald Dahl - Matilda
Matilda különleges lány, de a szülei sajnos komplett idióták. Az apja szélhámos, az anyja meg sötét, mint egy belső zseb. Ki nem állhatják a lányukat, azt szeretnék, ha többet tévézne, és kevesebbet olvasna. Czukor kisasszony, a tündéri tanárnő viszont hamar rájön, hogy Matilda zseni. Az iskola rettegett igazgatónője azonban mindkettőjük életét megkeseríti… Még szerencse, hogy Matilda elképesztő trükköket tartogat a tarsolyában, és nem fél megmutatni a szörnyű felnőtteknek, hogy vele jobb nem ujjat húzni! A Matilda a Kolibri Kiadó Roald Dahl-életműsorozatának második darabja, amelyet új fordításban, Totth Benedek tolmácsolásában olvashatunk. „Dorong kisasszony a tanári asztal mögött ült, és rémülten, megbűvölve meredt a pohárban vonagló gőtére. Matilda szintén a pohárra szegezte a tekintetét. És akkor lassan, nagyon lassan, valami roppant különös, egészen szokatlan érzés kerítette hatalmába. A szeme viselkedett a legfurcsábban. Mintha elektromossággal telítődött volna. Mintha egy rettenetes erő forrt, buzgott volna föl a szeme mélyéről. És közben valami egészen mást is érzett, de nem tudta megmondani, mi az. Mintha villámokat szórt volna a szeme. Igen, ez az! Szó szerint apró villámok cikáztak — egyenesen a szeméből!”
Roald Dahl - The Twits
Mr and Mrs Twit are really disgusting. They smell because they never wash, they fight because they play tricks on each other, AND they hate children. But worst of all, they keep monkeys in their back garden. In cages. It's time for the monkeys to get their revenge on these two most revolting creatures...
Roald Dahl - The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka
A dazzling volume - containing two classic Roald Dahl novels! Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka have been children's favorites for generations. Now their two books are available in one stunning edition! In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the gates of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory are opening at last . . . and only five children will be allowed inside. And then in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Charlie and Willy Wonka are back in a fantastic journey to outer space.
Roald Dahl - The Best of Roald Dahl
Twenty wickedly anarchic tales from the master of the unpredictable, chosen from his bestsellers Over to You, Someone Like You, Kiss Kiss and Switch Bitch. Stylish, outrageous and haunting, they explore the sinister side of the human psyche with unexpected outcomes. There's the wife who serves up a murderous new dish to her husband, the gambler who collects little fingers from losers, the sound machine that can hear the grass scream, and the night-time seduction that has macabre consequences, to name a few. 'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive. Through his tales runs a vein of macabre malevolence, the more effective because it springs from the slight, almost inconsequential everyday things. The result is a black humour of the most sophisticated kind'
Roald Dahl - Switch Bitch
Here are four stories by the inimitable master of seduction and suspense – each with a razor-sharp sting in the tail... In 'The Visitor' and 'Bitch' two extracts from the notorious diaries of Oswald Hendryks Cornelius are published. Hedonist extraordinaire, Uncle Oswald knows how to turn an exploit into an extravaganza. The deliciousness of sexual expectation – and the dangerous potency of its effects – are explored in 'The Great Switcheroo' and 'The Last Act': here, the power of desire is a double-edged sword. Lust, triumph, the galling deflation of defeat: Roald Dahl captures it all in these outrageously wicked comedies.
Neil Gaiman - Csillagpor
Neil Gaiman könyve is úgy kezdődik, ahogyan a legjobb történetek általában: egy fiúval, egy lánnyal meg egy beteljesületlen szerelemmel. De aztán egyáltalán nem úgy folytatódik, ahogyan a mesék folytatódni szoktak. Neil Gaiman ezzel a regényével is bebizonyítja, hogy nem véletlenül tartják őt a modern fantasy egyik legnagyobb alakjának. Falva falva egy aprócska település Angliában. Arról a falról kapta a nevét, amely a falu határában húzódik, és elválasztja az emberi világot a varázslatok birodalmától. Egy hűvös októberi estén a fiatal Tristran Thorn hullócsillagot lát a falon túl a földre zuhanni, és hogy elnyerje a gyönyörűséges Victoria kezét, megígéri a lánynak: elhozza neki a lehullott csillagot. Tristran elindul hát élete nagy kalandjára a falon túli varázslatos világba, amelyet a legfurcsább teremtmények és soha nem látott lények népesítenek be. Hűséges társak, halálos ellenségek várják, és ha Tristran elég kitartó, olyasmit találhat meg, amire egyáltalán nem számított.
Roald Dahl - The BFG
Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them - the BFG. He's the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler,the Heshlumpeaterand all their rotsome friends forever...
Yann Martel - Life of Pi
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific.The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger and Pi - a 16-year-old Indian boy.The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary pieces of literary fiction of recent years. Yann Martel's Life of Pi is a transformative novel, a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound readers in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will, as one character puts it, make you believe in God.
Roald Dahl - Esio Trot
Winner of the Smarties Prize (6-8 category) 1990, this is a tale of true love involving two middle-aged people and no less than 140 tortoises. The author also wrote "Rhyme Stew", "Matilda", "The Twits" and "George's Marvellous Medicine". From the Back Cover Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately she lavishes all her affection on another... Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr Hoppy's wildly ingenious plot to defeat his rival and win the love of his lady will delight and amaze, involving, as it does a cryptic riddle and no fewer than a hundred and forty tortoises, large and small.
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a 2003 novel by British writer Mark Haddon. It won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year and the 2004 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. Its title is a quotation of a remark made by the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1894 short story "Silver Blaze". The story is written in the first-person perspective of Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy living with autism in Swindon, Wiltshire. Although Christopher's condition within the autism spectrum is not stated explicitly within the novel, the summary on the book's inside cover or back cover (depending on the edition) describes it as Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism.
Neil Gaiman - Stardust
In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.
J. R. R. Tolkien - The Hobbit
Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale, The Hobbit. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals: Alice, Pooh, Toad... As with all classics, repeated readings continue to bring new detail and perspectives to the reader's mind, and Tolkien's Middle-earth is a vast mine of treasures and knowledge, its roots delving deep into folklore, mythology and language. The Hobbit is, therefore, an ideal book for annotation: as well as offering a marvellous and entrancing story, it introduces the reader to the richly imagined world of Middle-earth, a world more fully and complexly realised in The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.
Roald Dahl - Matilda három csodája
Egy angol falucskában él szüleivel és Misi bátyjával a csöpp kis Matilda. Fekete haja van, barna szeme - és világraszóló nagy esze. Eleinte maga sem tudja, mi mindenre képes - ám amikor öt esztendős korára elolvasta már a falusi könyvtár valamennyi gyerekkönyvét, és jócskán belekóstolt a "felnőtt" irodalomba is, no meg a sokjegyű számok fejben szorzása sem okoz neki gondot: fantasztikus szellemi képességeinek és még annál is meghökkentőbb akaraterejének új feladatokra van szüksége. Sajnos - vagy talán szerencsére? - csodatevő erejét ugyancsak meg kell dolgoztatnia, ha felül akar kerekedni az egész iskolát, sőt, az egész falut rettegésben tartó igazgatónőn, Ordass kisasszonyon. Hogyan nyeri el a csodálatos Matilda jóvoltából jutalmát a szelíd Édess kisasszony és méltó büntetését a félelmetes Ordass - ezt meséli el Matilda három csodájának fordulatos, mulatságos történetében a meghökkentő mesék szerzője, és számos gyerekregény - Danny, a szupersrác; Szofi és a Habó; Karcsi és a csokoládégyár; Karcsi és a nagy üveglift - kimeríthetetlen képzeletű mesemondója, a norvég születésű angol Roald Dahl.