Songs and Verse

Published in 1997

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Think of your very favourite Roald Dahl moment and surely a song or a verse cannot be far away...

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Think of your very favourite Roald Dahl moment and surely a song or a verse cannot be far away...

Rhymes and songs, poems and verse - they're all a big part of Roald Dahl's stories. From the strange and scrumptious dishes enjoyed by James's centipede, to George and his marvellous medicine; from greedy Augustus Gloop to the Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Songs and Verse brings together many of Roald's classics, as well as some previously unpublished treats. 

Published in 2005, Songs and Verse has seven themed sections bursting with monsters, ghastly children, magical creatures, unpleasant adults and - of course - a few surprises. Roald's principal illustrator Quentin Blake provides the illustrations for each section and shares some of his memories of working with Roald in the book's foreword. 

There are also many other wonderful illustrations from people like Peter Bailey, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, Gerald Scarfe, Axel Scheffler and Posy Simmonds. 

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