About the book "This is not a fairy-tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks. They don't even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. So how can you tell when you're face to face with one? Well, if … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 11 – The Witches
About the book "In the tradition of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, this is a "garden tale" of farmer versus vermin, or vice versa. The farmers in this case are a vaguely criminal team of three stooges: "Boggis and Bunce and Bean / One fat, one short, one lean. / These horrible crooks / So … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 10 – Fantastic Mr Fox
About the book How do you outwit a Twit? Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything -- except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 04 – The Twits
This morning I came across this article on Packed Lunch ideas from Fictional Foods which instantly made me hungry and prompted me to try and remember my favourite fictional foods. I always wanted to go to one of the midnight feasts at Malory Towers (@isfromupnorth - you with me?) - though I'd avoid the hard boiled eggs … Continue reading Fictional foods – yummy!
The BFG by Roald Dahl Quentin Blake (Illustrator) About the book Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 03 -The BFG
Going Solo (Roald Dahl Autobiography #2) Part 1: boys of a childhood - here by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Superb Stories, Daring Deeds, Fantastic Adventures Here is the action-packed sequel to Boy, a tale of Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 02b -Going Solo
Boy: Tales of Childhood (Roald Dahl Autobiography #1) by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) From the evocation of an enchanted boyhood spent in Wales and Norway to his unhappy experiences at an English public school, these sparkling memoirs are filled with high spirits and more than a touch of the macabre. “An autobiography is a … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 02a- Boy:Tales of Childhood