Roald Dahl Day, September 13th
Fantastic Mr. FoxSummary:
Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family.
Summary:Matilda, a brilliant, sensitive little girl, uses her talents and ingenuity to seek revenge on her crooked father, lazy mother, and the terrifying Miss Trunchbull, her wicked headmistress, and save her beloved teacher, Miss Honey.
James and the giant peach
Summary:A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.
Boy : tales of childhood
Summary:Presents humorous anecdotes from the author’s childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school.
Charlie and the chocolate factory
Summary:Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
Summary:The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.
Summary:Snatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
George’s marvelous medicine
Summary:George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.
Summary:A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches’ plot to destroy the world’s children by turning them into mice.
The magic finger
Summary:Angered by a neighboring family’s sport hunting, an eight-year-old girl turns her magic finger on them.
The enormous crocodile
Summary:The enormous crocodile devises secret plans and a few clever tricks to secure his lunch only to have them foiled by his neighbors.
Summary:Shy and lonely Mr. Hoppy devises a plan to win the heart of his true love, Mrs. Silver, by teaching her a spell to make her beloved pet tortoise grow bigger.