Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 11 – The Witches

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

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Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 10 – Fantastic Mr Fox

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

Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 04 – The Twits

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

Fictional foods – yummy!

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!

Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 03 -The BFG

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

Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 02b -Going Solo

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

Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 02a- Boy:Tales of Childhood

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

James and the Giant Peach at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

When poor James Henry Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. After three years he becomes "the saddest and loneliest boy you could find". Then one day, a wizened old man in a dark-green suit gives James a … Continue reading James and the Giant Peach at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Roald Dahl challenge for @isfromupnorth

After two years of starting this challenge and with only one book left and three reviews to do (see here ) Niamh asked if I fancied another challenge and if I did why not Roald Dahl. So today I looked into it. I always loved the witches as a child, along with Charlie and the … Continue reading Roald Dahl challenge for @isfromupnorth

Happy Library Day

Poetry Challenge 2013 Here at Leeds Book Club, we're always looking for new poems and poets...well I say we...me mostly.  This year, we've invited our friends from the blog and tweet sphere to share their favourite poems.  Hope that you enjoy these! * * * * * Mrs Phelps from Roald Dahl's Matilda Librarian par … Continue reading Happy Library Day