If James and the Giant Peach or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were ever your favorite stories, Oxford University Press has a gift for you. Released just in time to celebrate what would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary is a fitting tribute.
A compilation of Dahl’s crazy characters, wacky words, and imaginative storytelling, it is a dictionary to be pored over and read as much as any Dahl novel. Every word is cross-referenced to one or more of the novels.
In addition to the traditional alphabetical listing of words, there are “Did you know?” and “Look it up” text boxes. The dictionary also offers exclusive biffsquiggling and gobblefunking with words, sure to be appreciated by Dahl fans. Each page is brought to life by Quentin Blake, whose illustrations have become synonymous with Dahl. Sure to please young and old alike, ages 9 and up. (Oxford University Press)
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