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A giraffe with an incredible expanding neck, a pelican with a magical retractable beak and a wonderfully agile dancing monkey team up together to create the most amazing ladderless window-cleaning company ever! But when they clean the glittering palace of England’s richest Duke, they are soon rescuing the Duchess’s jewels from a fearsome villain!

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.7; Lower years; 1.0 points



UK edition


Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales on September 13th 1916. His parents were Norwegian, and were called Harald and Sofie. He went to Repton school, in Derbyshire, and left school in 1933.

His first job was in Africa, with the Shell Oil Company. In the second world war he fought as a fighter pilot, and was badly injured when his plane crashed. After the war he worked in America, and soon started writing stories.

His very first children’s book, written in 1943 was called The Gremlins. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the President of the USA liked it so much he was invited to the White House and became friends with the President, Franklin D Roosevelt.

He wrote a number of books and short stories for adults, many of which were televised as the hugely popular Tales of the Unexpected.

But it was as a children’s author that he found greatest fame and satisfaction, saying “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers…Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.” Millions of fans around the world agreed and have chuckled and gasped at his amazing stories. His mesmerising stories, written in sizzling, sparkly language, will lead you into adventures you’ll never ever forget!

From 1945 until his death, he lived at Gipsy House, in Buckinghamshire, where he wrote his famous children’s books. He died in hospital in Oxford, on November 23rd, 1990. His books have continued to be read and loved, and have been made into a number of hit films, including Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can even visit the Roald Dahl Museum in the village where Dahl lived for most of his life.

In 2009 the Roald Dahl Funny Prize was established in his memory.


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  1. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 March 2014

    This book is good.

  2. Croc 113527

    on 8 March 2014

    I loved the book and all the characters

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    on 8 March 2014

    I loved this book it was really exciting and good.

  4. Bellasara 113282

    on 9 March 2013

    I love the story and the characters!

    5out of 5
  5. Jane blonde 113694

    on 6 March 2013

    sorry a mistake

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    on 4 March 2013

    When I was younger I read it and LOVED it.

  7. Pearl 113298

    on 4 March 2013

    I remember thoroughly enjoying this when I was younger, anyone can read it!

  8. Flat stanley thumb 225

    on 26 July 2012

    It’s an amazing book anyone can read and i love it and I want my own copying of it myself.

    I got it from the libray and i sat there for hours reading on and on.

    Roald dahl books have loads of detail in his storys

    5out of 5
  9. Avatar owl 761790

    on 5 June 2012

    A awesome book by an awesome author.

    4out of 5
  10. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 7 March 2012

    one ofthe best books in the world !!!

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    on 5 March 2012

    This book is funny and it is a great book.

    5out of 5
  12. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2012

    must of read it 100 times. i love it. by far the best.

    5out of 5
  13. Avatar lion 761782

    on 2 March 2012

    loved it!

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    on 1 March 2012

    Soo good

    4out of 5
  15. Avatar owl 761790

    on 14 January 2012

    I loved the book!!!!:))))))

    5out of 5
  16. Goldie 113308

    on 17 August 2011

    really good book love the author