Horribly Famous: Roald Dahl and his Chocolate Factory Award-winning illustrator by Andrew Donkin (author) and Clive Goddard (illustrator) (UK edition)

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Product description

You’ve probably heard of Roald Dahl. He’s horribly famous for writing loads of brilliant books for children, telling terrifying tales of the unexpected and creating a fantastic chocolate factory. But did you know that Roald was a fighter pilot and a spy in the Second World War, loved playing outrageous practical jokes, and nearly lost his nose… twice? Yes – even though he’s dead, Roald Dahl’s still full of surprises! Now you can get the inside story with Roald’s secret diary, and find out what hit the headlines in The Daily Telegraph. This is a life story just as fascinating as Roald Dahl’s books – full of drama, excitement, disaster … and chocolate.

Product Details


Horribly Famous





Date published

September 7th, 2009

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.5; Middle years; 5.0 points

Other details

  • 192 pages



UK edition

Part of this Series


Andrew Donkin


  1. Tianyue
    on 22 September 2019

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What kids think

  1. hawks2018
    on 25 April 2018

    It is good ,funny and get’s me craving for chocolate.

    4out of 5
  2. Fardowso10
    on 14 November 2016

    Best Book Ever

  3. bookaholic202
    on 6 March 2014

    Did you know Roald Dahl was in the Royal Air force?A must-read.

  4. Spidergirl
    on 6 March 2014

    Me and my friends read this to year 2 for world book day and everyone was amazed and said its a fab book

    5out of 5
  5. ViratFan18
    on 3 June 2012

    This book explains whatever is hidden about Roal Dahl… For more, I think you’ll MUST read D is for Dahl. Its amazing. It even tells you how R.D got ideas to write specific books!

  6. smileitsfriday
    on 7 March 2012

    Really cool! This is awesome. :) * * * *!

  7. indigobeam
    on 6 March 2012

    Incredible idea developed into an incredible book!

  8. lids
    on 2 March 2012

    i love charlie and the chocolate factary