Roald Dahl & Quentin BlakeHe is one of the most beloved children's writers of all time, and his books have sold over million copies worldwide. Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War , in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. Dahl began writing fiction for both children and adults, and rose to prominence in the s. Today, Dahl is one of the world's best-selling authors, and has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic content, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His books champion the kind-hearted, and feature an underlying warm, moral current. Roald Dahl died on 23 November , at the age of
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Make an Offer. Lightest of wear to book, Illustrated throughout in black and white by Blake. London: Jonathan Cape and Harper Collins, spine tips bunped.
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It includes an exclusive new foreword in which Quentin tells the fascinating story behind his long collaboration with Roald Dahl and these never-before-seen pictures. The Big Friendly Giant once looked rather different. His marvellous ears were rounder, he wore an apron and on his feet were a pair of boots. Quentin Blake thought the book was already on the way to the printers when he got a call; Roald Dahl had a few changes to make. So Quentin visited Roald Dahl at home for the first time and together, around the kitchen table, they recreated the giant, with his waistcoat and sandals that we know today. Together with her friend the BFG, Sophie sets out to rid the world of trogglehumping giants forever In he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal.