Revolting Rhymes

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Turtleback Books, Apr 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
17 Reviews
For use in schools and libraries only. Roald Dahl twists the fate of six favorite fairy tales, in this picture book edition, with vibrant new cover art by Quentin Blake. Fairy tales have never been more revolting!

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Review: Revolting Rhymes

User Review  - Brigid Sullivan - Goodreads

Roald Dahl was my favorite author as a kid and I just realized that I do not have any of his books on my goodreads list! I didn't necessarily love this poetry book, I was more a fan of his novels, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jagger Cummings - Goodreads

This book is very good. I loved how they had some of my favorite childhood stories in poetry form. My favorite poem was the Three Little Pigs. I loved how the poems were quick and easy to read. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

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