The Great Automatic Grammatizator And Other Stories

Author: Roald Dahl
Homepage 9780141365565

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  • : $21.00(NZD)
  • : 9780141365565
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Puffin
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  • : December 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 21.0
  • : May 2017
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  • : English
  • : 823.914
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Description

Thirteen of Roald Dahl's most unexpected tales. Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about a landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? From the sensitivity of stories such as 'Katina' to the surprising creepiness of 'Taste', these stories offer older children the perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius.

Author description

Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more.