Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Top ten children's books by Roald Dahl

Children's author Philip Ardagh won the upper age category in last year's Roald Dahl Funny Prize for the first of his Grubtown Tales, and his Eddie Dickens adventures have been translated into 34 languages. This year, he is a judge for the Roald Dahl Funny prize.

For the Guardian, he named his top ten children's books by Roald Dahl.

One title on the list:
James and the Giant Peach

An everyday story of evil aunts (Sponge and Spiker), a giant, flying fruit (the peach of the title) inhabited by characterful, giant insects (including the Old-Green-Grasshopper) and, of course, James himself. Lots of funny policemen, too.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Visit Philip Ardagh's website.

--Marshal Zeringue