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The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl {book review}

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl, a spectacular scrapbook of stories, characters and creations is published later this month, part of the celebrations surrounding 100 years since the birth of the author. Don’t forget the 13th September will see the biggest ever global celebration of Roald Dahl’s birthday on Roald Dahl Day.

So, have you ever wanted to know what actually happened to James Trotter’s parents when they encountered an angry escaped rhino? Or how to make the Twits’ infamous bird pie? Well now you can find out, with The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl. The book is a brilliant extension to Dahl’s wonderful stories, and gives fascinating insights into the characters and events from Roald Dahl’s writing in a humorous, exciting and downright gloriumptious way.

For the very first time, the stories behind the stories are brought to life in this brand new title. Inside, Quentin Blake’s iconic illustrations are combined with previously unpublished reproductions of imagined letters, artefacts and posters, and editing notes from Dahl himself, to bring all of Roald Dahl’s characters alive.

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

This is a lovely companion to the world of Roald Dahl. My 6 year old and I have been working our way through the stories of Roald Dahl so this is the perfect book for him. This would also make a great gift for someone who has just discovered Roald Dahl. My son has been enjoying more about some of his favourite characters. There are also some fun special items, such as flaps, booklets and a removeable letter which all makes this a lovely anthology to read together.

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl is published by Carlton on 11th August 2016, priced £16.99. Disclosure – we received a review copy of this book from Carlton for the purpose of this post.

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2 Comments

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    Mellissa Williams
    August 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Roald Dahl is a literary God. This looks like a brilliant companion to his book. Love the fun aspect as well such as the lift the flap section

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    Fashion and Style Police
    August 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    This sounds like a fab book. My nephew would love this.

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