Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts (CompactDisc)

Author: Dahl, Roald

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Presents humorous retellings of six well-known fairy tales featuring surprise endings in place of the traditional happily-ever-after, and a collection of humorous poems about amazing or nasty creatures. *Author: Dahl, Roald/ Cumming, Alan (NRT) *Publication Date: 2004/09/01 *Binding Type: CD/Spoken Word *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 5.00

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Publisher Harpercollins Childrens
Mfg Part# 9780060740559
SKU 36380654
Format CD
ISBN10 0060740558
Release Date 9/1/2004
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 5H x 5.75L x 0.5T
Author Info
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is the author of children's books that are both very popular and very controversial. His works are often criticized for what some see as racial stereotypes, violence, negative depictions of adults, and overall vulgarity. Many readers love them for their humor and honesty. Dahl was educated in England, and his works often reveal a distaste for his schoolboy years. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II until his plane what hit by machine-gun fire. Severely injured, Dahl was unable to continue as a pilot. These injuries also forced Dahl to undergo a hip-replacement operation, and he kept his old thigh bone on his desk as a paperweight. Dahl wrote many short stories for adults, and his career as a children's author began after he had children of his own with his wife, the actress Patricia Neal. Several of his books, including CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, have sold over a million copies in the United States. He also wrote three autobiographies--PAT AND ROALD, about his relationship with his first wife; BOY: TALES OF CHILDHOOD; and GOING SOLO, about his adventures during World War II. Dahl and Patricia Neal divorced in 1983; they had five children. He later married Felicity Ann Crosland.
From the Publisher
Editors Note Revolting RhymesIf you thought you knew the stories of some of the most popular fairy tales, think again. Here are six of the best known tales retold with more than a twist or two, by that master of the comic and the bloodcurdling, Roald Dahl. Dirty BeastsMeet Roald Dahl's ghastly menagerie of wonderful comic animals. The collection includes the poor toad that jumps to France, the pig who ponders on the meaning of life, and the anteater who gets the wrong end of the stick.
Editors Note 1 Revolting Rhymes If you thought you knew the stories of some of the most popular fairy tales, think again. Here are six of the best known tales retold with more than a twist or two, by that master of the comic and the bloodcurdling, Roald Dahl. Dirty Beasts Meet Roald Dahl's ghastly menagerie of wonderful comic animals. The collection includes the poor toad that jumps to France, the pig who ponders on the meaning of life, and the anteater who gets the wrong end of the stick.
Editors Note 2 Presents humorous retellings of six well-known fairy tales featuring surprise endings in place of the traditional happily-ever-after, and a collection of humorous poems about amazing or nasty creatures.
Product Attributes
Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Minimum Age 07
Publisher HarperFestival
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