“If you are going to get anywhere in life, you have to read a lot of books.” – Roald Dahl
One of the most widely acclaimed names in literature, Roald Dahl is best known for his masterpieces in children’s literature. Not only has he helped the millions of readers who grew up with his stories get places, he has taken them to magical and mysterious worlds unlike any other.
Filled with whimsy and wonder, Roald’s tales blur the lines of fantasy and reality. In his works, children get acquainted with an edible forest made purely out of candy and chocolate, a giant peach that can fly and house a boy and human-sized talking bugs and a trumpet-blowing friendly giant that breathes sweet dreams into sleeping children's rooms.
Since publishing his first children’s book, The Gremlins, in 1943, Roald has written about 50 books throughout his career and sold 200 million copies (and counting!) of them. Oompa Loompas, whizzpopping and all the other words and names he has invented has made its way into the vocabulary of kids and adults alike.
If you want to improve your fluency in Gobblefunk - also known as the Roald Dahl language - get your hands on the Roald Dahl Book Set Collection. This fantastic set brings together 15 individual books, all featuring original illustrations by artist Quentin Blake. The ultimate box set for the quintessential Roald Dahl fan, this offers terrific reads for tiny tots, teens and the young at heart. Some of these titles would even ring a bell for non-readers as they have been adapted into the big screen and on stage. Most popular would be Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG, among many others.
Go beyond non-traditional reading with our Roald Dahl Audio Collection in Tin, a 29-CD collection of audiobooks that’ll boost your child’s comprehension and listening skills. Ideal for slow readers and busy bees, these allow children to breeze through books on the ride going to school, on family road trips. Little boys and girls can have them playing in their ear while working on errands, helping out with chores or finishing up projects. It’s also perfect for nighttime reading in bed, so that your kids can close they eyes while they drift off into dreamland and into a Dahl-esque world beyond their own.
This set boasts of high quality recordings of the beloved author’s titles by the vocal talents of some of Britain’s most esteemed actors. Among those tapped to breathe new life into these classic stories are Kate Winslet, Stephen Wry, Douglas Hodge. Give us a call to find out who else are the voices behind these brand-new audiobooks.