The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 3)

Fantastic Mr Fox, Danny the Champion of the World, George’s Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl

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.

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  1. 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

Ribbon markers

Screenprinted cloth slipcase

9˝ x 5¾˝ 

‘Never grow up... always down.’
  1. 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. 

About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 to Norwegian parents. During the Second World War he worked as a fighter pilot and diplomat and then settled into family life and a full-time writing career. He had some success as an author before making the transition to children’s fiction, writing books based on stories he made up for his own family. His first children’s book, James and the Giant Peach (1961), was published in America to limited acclaim. It wasn’t until his second book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was published in 1964 that Dahl became better known and his books were published in the UK. He went on to experience phenomenal worldwide success, with his work being published in more than 40 languages, and is today considered to be one of the world’s greatest children’s authors. Roald Dahl died in Oxford in 1990.

About Quentin Blake

Born in Kent in 1932, Quentin Blake is an artist, writer and illustrator who has worked on more than 300 books and won numerous awards, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration and the Kate Greenaway Medal. He is perhaps most famous for his long and fruitful collaboration with Roald Dahl, whose children’s books he illustrated from 1975 until Dahl’s death in 1990. In 1999, Blake was appointed the first Children’s Laureate and he is a patron of the Association of Illustrators. 

About Donald Sturrock

Donald Sturrock was born in 1961 and spent his childhood in England and South America. After studying Modern History at Oxford University, he worked as a director and producer in BBC Television’s Music and Arts Department for ten years. He continued writing and directing, working on numerous series, including the award-winning The Art of Singing and the Grammy-nominated The Art of Piano. Sturrock has been the artistic director of the Roald Dahl Foundation since 1992 and has adapted and directed a series of musical versions of Roald Dahl's children's stories. He was selected by the Roald Dahl Estate to write Dahl’s official biography, Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl


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