Discover the fantastical worlds of The BFG, The Witches and Matilda in the second whizzpopping Folio Society set of much-loved Roald Dahl stories, featuring Quentin Blake’s iconic black-and-white illustrations and the classic texts.
The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 3)
Fantastic Mr Fox, Danny the Champion of the World, George’s Marvellous Medicine
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Introduced by Donald Sturrock
Discover three of Roald Dahl’s most memorable characters in this new Folio Society collection: Fantastic Mr Fox, Danny the Champion of the World and George’s Marvellous Medicine; all featuring Quentin Blake’s inimitable black-and-white illustrations and Dahl’s classic text.
‘Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn't be exciting if they didn't.’
- Danny the Champion of the World
A debonair and quick-witted fox who lifts livestock from under the noses of his cruel and cerebrally challenged neighbours … what child wouldn’t be enthralled by this story? A classic Roald Dahl romp, Fantastic Mr Fox is joined by Danny the Champion of the World and George’s Marvellous Medicine in the latest collection in our best-selling series. With a cast of eccentric characters embroiled in all manner of adventurous and unsavoury pursuits, there is no shortage of Dahl’s trademark peril, rudeness, awful antics and horrible humans, ensuring that he remains one of the most widely read and best-loved children’s authors.
This new collection joins the best-selling Set 1 and Set 2, and Dahl’s classic text has once again been paired with Quentin Blake’s original black-and-white ink drawings. They are so entwined with the stories that it would be a travesty to separate them, so they have been beautifully reproduced, while Artistic Director of the Roald Dahl Foundation, Donald Sturrock, has written an exclusive new introduction. A heritage collector’s set with gorgeous cloth bindings and metallic printed endpapers, these books are, above all, designed to be read, shared and cherished by the most discerning literary critics … children.
Bound in screen-printed cloth
Set in Baskerville
Vol 1 (Fantastic Mr Fox): 104 pages, Vol 2 (Danny the Champion of the World): 224 pages, Vol 3 (George’s Marvellous Medicine): 112 pages
Black & white illustrations integrated with text throughout all volumes (221 in total)
Metallic printed endpapers
Screenprinted cloth slipcase
9˝ x 5¾˝
‘Never grow up... always down.’
- George’s Marvellous Medicine
From basking in nostalgia to introducing young readers to the magic of Dahl, this collection is the most phizz-whizzing way to enjoy his books. The third set in our best-selling series, this could be the beginning or completion of a stunning Dahl compendium that will be pored over for generations. Presented in a screen-printed cloth slipcase featuring motifs from the stories, the three volumes include more than 150 integrated illustrations. Quentin Blake’s original ink drawings are as magical and mischievous as the characters they portray: Danny’s idyllic childhood spent in his whimsical gipsy caravan home; the caricatures of Mr Fox’s three angry adversaries; and George concocting his ‘marvellous medicine’. Much like the artwork, Dahl’s personal history is woven into the thread of his books, and Donald Sturrock’s fascinating new introduction reveals how some of the most notable events of his life indirectly found their way into his work.
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