• Le père de Matilda Verdebois pense que sa fille n'est qu'une petite idiote. Sa mère passe tous ses après-midi à jouer au loto. Quant à la directrice de l'école, Mlle Legourdin, c'est la pire de tous : un monstrueux tyran, qui trouve que les élèves sont des cafards. Elle les enferme même dans son terrible étouffoir.
    Matilda, elle, est une petite fille extraordinaire à l'esprit magique, et elle en a assez. Tous ces adultes feraient bien de se méfier, car Matilda va leur donner une leçon qu'ils ne sont pas près d'oublier.
    Emmenés par Christian Gonon de la Comédie-Française, les comédiens s'amusent dans ce récit plein d'humour et de grincements de dents !

  • Danny et son père sont les meilleurs amis du monde. Ils habitent tous les deux dans une roulotte à coté de leur petit garage. Du haut de ses 9 ans, Danny est expert en mécanique et adore qu'on lui raconte des histoires. Jusqu'au jour où le garçon découvre que, la nuit, son père se transforme en... chasseur de faisans hors pair!

  • La barbe de Compère Gredin est un véritable garde-manger, garnie des miettes de ses monstrueux festins, restes de spaghettis aux vers de terre, bribes de tartes aux oiseaux... un régal que Commère Gredin lui prépare chaque semaine. Mais voilà qu'une bande de singes acrobates va troubler les préparatifs du plat hebdomadaire...

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  • "Un enfant par semaine, cela représente cinquante-deux enfants par an. Un tour, deux tours de moulinette et hop ! ... plus d'enfant !"
    ATTENTION : les vraies sorcières sont habillées de façon ordinaire et ressemblent à n'importe qui. Mais elles ne sont pas ordinaires. Elles passent leur temps à dresser les plans les plus démoniaques et elles détestent les enfants.
    La grandissime sorcière les déteste plus que tout et compte bien les faire tous disparaître.
    Seuls un garçon et sa grand-mère peuvent l'en empêcher, mais si leur plan échoue, la grandissime sorcière va les faire frrrire comme des frrrites.

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  • "Moi, Willy Wonka, j'ai décidé de permettre à cinq enfants de visiter ma chocolaterie cette année. Ces cinq chanceux seront initiés à tous mes secrets, à toute ma magie."
    Willy Wonka est le plus grand inventeur de chocolats de tous les temps. Et savez-vous qui est Charlie ? Charlie Bucket est le héros de cette histoire. Il y a quatre autres enfants dans ce livre, d'affreux petits garnements, nommés Augustus Gloop (goinfre), Veruca Salt (gâtée), Violette Beauregard (mordue de chewing-gum) et Mike Teavee (obsédé par la télé). Les voilà qui arrivent, avec leur ticket d'or, à la chocolaterie Wonka ! Quels secrets vont-ils découvrir ? Notre tournée va commencer ! Mais ne vous dispersez pas ! Wonka n'aimerait pas perdre l'un de vous à ce stade...
    Entouré de quatre comédiens, Claude Villers raconte l'une des histoires les plus célèbres de Roald Dahl. Une interprétation exceptionnelle !

  • Dans la vallée, il y avait trois fermiers, éleveurs de volailles dodues... Le premier était gros et gourmand; le deuxième était petit et bilieux; le troisième était maigre et se nourrissait de cidre. Tous les trois étaient laids et méchants. Dans le bois qui surplombait la vallée vivaient Maître Renard, Dame Renard et leurs quatre renardeaux, affamés et malins...
    Les aventures de Maître Renard sont racontées avec délice et espièglerie par un célèbre duo de comédiens: Christine Delaroche et Daniel Prévost. Une interprétation pleine d'énergie et de drôleries !

  • Sophie ne rêve pas, cette nuit-là, quand elle est tirée de son lit par un géant ! Heureusement, c'est le Bon Gros Géant, le BGG, qui se nourrit de schnockombres et boit de la frambouille. Mais il existe d'autres géants au pays des géants, des brutes de quinze mètres de haut qui ne raffolent que d'une chose : les hommes de terre. Sophie et son ami le BGG pourront-ils les arrêter ? Espérons-le, sinon vous pourriez bien être le prochain à vous faire gober par un affreux géant.
    Les aventures de Sophie et du Bon Gros Géant sont racontées avec délice et espièglerie par un célèbre duo de comédiens : Christine Delaroche et Daniel Prévost. Une interprétation pleine d'énergie et de drôlerie !

  • Le petit James mène une existence bien malheureuse auprès de ses deux tantes abominablement méchantes, tante Éponge et tante Piquette, qui le tourmentent sans cesse. Un jour, un vieil homme confie à James un sac rempli de bizarres petites choses vertes. James les fait tomber par mégarde au pied du vieux pêcher et voilà qu'une pêche géante se met à pousser ! Cette pêche va bouleverser la vie de James...
    Les aventures de James et la grosse pêche sont racontées avec délice et espièglerie par Claude Villers, Sophie Wright et toute une galerie de comédiens. Une interprétation pleine d'énergie et de drôlerie !

  • Blanche-Neige inculpée ! Les dessous de l'affaire Cendrillon ! Le prince charmant démasqué ! Le scandale des contes de fées ! Voici "Le Petit Chaperon rouge", "Les Trois Petits Cochons" et autres contes classiques revus et corrigés avec humour par Roald Dahl et Quentin Blake. Reconnaîtrez-vous ces contes étonnants et épouvantablement comiques ?

  • Charlie est de retour ! Et avec lui, tous les héros de Charlie et la chocolaterie : Grand-Maman Joséphine, Grand-Maman Georgina et Grand-Papa George, sans oublier l'imprévisible Monsieur Wonka. Ce dernier a fait construire un merveilleux ascenseur de verre qui permet de voler. Mais soudain, une fausse manoeuvre projette tout ce petit monde dans l'espace : les voilà en orbite autour de la Terre. Et le ciel est loin d'être vide ! Car à côté d'astronautes en mission, Charlie et ses amis vont devoir faire face aux redoutables Kpoux Vermicieux, la terreur absolue des galaxies...
    Emmenés par Arnaud Bedouet, tous les comédiens s'amusent dans ce récit loufoque qui va de rebondissement en rebondissement.

  • "Une vie sans boutiques de confiseries ni bonbons ne vaudrait pas vraiment la peine d'être vécue..." Et si Roald Dahl ne vous avait pas tout dit ? Découvrez ou redécouvrez le célèbre récit de son enfance "Moi, Boy", enrichi de lettres, photographies, anecdotes et textes inédits ! Toutes sortes de choses extraordinaires sont arrivées à Roald Dahl quand il était petit. Il y a eu la fois où, avec quatre camarades de classe, il s'est vengé de l'abominable Mrs Pratchett dans sa boutique de confiseries. Il y a aussi les histoires de vacances en bateau, des aventures africaines et les jours de test des nouvelles inventions de la chocolaterie Cadbury. Vous découvrirez d'affreux écoliers cruels et tyranniques, et l'accident de voiture où le nez de Roald a failli être coupé net. Et vous saurez plus encore sur l'enfance de Roald Dahl : ce livre vous révélera des secrets inédits... douloureux ou drôles, mais tous VRAIS !

  • C'est en Afrique, au Tanganyika - aujourd'hui la Tanzanie -, que Roald Dahl occupe son premier emploi dans une compagnie pétrolière. Mais la guerre éclate en Europe, et, pour combattre l'Allemagne de Hitler, il s'engage dans la Royal Air Force.
    Commence alors pour Roald Dahl une période exaltante, fertile en découvertes et en dangers...
    Cette autobiographie passionnante fait suite à 'Moi, Boy', où l'auteur évoquait son enfance.

  • Anglais Going solo

    Roald Dahl

    In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa.

    'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction.

    'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard 'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

  • Moi, boy

    Roald Dahl

    Que se passe-t-il quand on attrape une ratite? Et quand on simule une crise d'appendicite? Avez-vous jamais fumé du tabac de chèvre? Vous a-t-on déjà affublé d'un costume qui donne l'air d'un employé des pompes funèbres pour vous rendre à l'école?
    Neuf, dix, onze ans... Les années passent : voici venu le temps de se demander ce que l'on fera après le collège...

    Titre recommandé par le ministère de l'Éducation nationale en classe de 3e.

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  • Anglais Kiss Kiss

    Roald Dahl

    In Kiss Kiss you will find eleven devious, shocking stories from the master of the unpredictable, Roald Dahl.

    What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead husband?

    In these dark, disturbing stories Roald Dahl explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us that leads us into the territory of the unexpected and unsettling. Stylish, macabre and haunting, these tales will leave you with a delicious feeling of unease.

    'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' Irish Times Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

  • Now back in print along with Roald Dahls Switch Bitch, a surprisingly naughty and hilarious adult book by the beloved childrens author Children and adults alike adore the dark humor that pervades such Roald Dahl classics as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Yet the celebrated author sometimes followed his imagination down a much more risqué path.
    Showcasing this lesser-known erotic side of Dahl's celebrated genius that would make even a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey blush, My Uncle Oswald is the unapologetically racy memoir of Oswald Hendryks Cornelius--bon vivant, collector of spiders, and undoubtedly the greatest fornicator of all time.

  • In Switch Bitch four tales of seduction and suspense are told by the grand master of the short story, Roald Dahl.

    Topping and tailing this collection are The Visitor and Bitch, stories featuring Dahl's notorious hedonist Oswald Hendryks Cornelius (or plain old Uncle Oswald) whose exploits are frequently as extraordinary as they are scandalous. In the middle, meanwhile, are The Great Switcheroo and The Last Act, two stories exploring a darker side of desire and pleasure.

    In the black comedies of Switch Bitch Roald Dahl brilliantly captures the ins and outs, highs and lows of sex.

    'Dahl is too good a storyteller to become predictable' Daily Telegraph Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

  • Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl is the much-loved tale of how Danny and his father outwitted the mean Mr Victor Hazell.

    Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for. Life is happy and peaceful in their gipsy caravan, until one day Danny discovers his dad has been breaking the law. What's more, soon Danny has to join his father as they attempt to pull off a daring and devilish plot against horrible, red-faced Mr Victor Hazell . . .

    "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.

    Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

  • The sweet scents of rural life infuse Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life, a collection of Roald Dahl's country stories - but there is always something unexpected lurking in the undergrowth . . .

    Whether it is taking a troublesome cow to be mated with a prime bull; dealing with a rat-infested hayrick; learning the ways and means of maggot farming; or describing the fine art of poaching pheasants using nothing but raisins and sleeping pills, Roald Dahl brings his stories of everyday country folk and their strange passions wonderfully to life. Lacing each tale with dollops of humour and adding a sprinking of the sinister, Dahl ensures that this collection is brimful of the sweet mysteries of life.

    'A sophisticated account of village life. The rural characters are moulded by Dahl's dark, inquisitive imagination. Compelling and very funny' Time Out 'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' Irish Times Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

  • Anglais The Twits

    Roald Dahl

    The Twits are possibly the nastiest and most digusting of all Roald Dahl's characters.

    Frogs in beds; Eyeballs in drinks; Worms in spaghetti Mr and Mrs Twit are really disgusting. They smell because they never wash, they fight because they play tricks on each other, AND they hate children. But worst of all, they keep monkeys in their back garden. In cages. It's time for the monkeys to get their revenge on these two most revolting creatures . . .

    ***meet the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird!*** ***with a great new cover by Quentin Blake, and a whole exciting section about Roald Dahl and his world*** 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.

    Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

  • Anglais Over to You

    Roald Dahl

    In Over to You, ten terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot are told by the master of the short story, Roald Dahl.

    During the Second World War Roald Dahl served in the RAF and even suffered horrific injuries in an air crash in the Libyan desert. Drawing on his own experiences as a fighter pilot, Dahl crafted these ten spine-tingling stories: of air battles in the sky; of the nightmare of being shot down; the infectious madness of conflict; and the nervy jollity of the Mess and Ops room.

    Dahl brilliantly conveys the bizarre reality of a wartime pilot's daily existence, where death is a constant companion and life is lived from one heartbeat to the next.

    'One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation' The Times 'The great magician' Spectator Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

  • Anglais The Witches

    Roald Dahl

    Fun-to-perform plays for the classroom.

    A collection of seven short playlets following the story of Roald Dahl's book in sequence.
    Some are for three or four actors and a couple are ideal for performance by a whole class.
    Full of humour, excitement and magic and true to the spirit of Dahl's work.

    Similar in format to The Twits and The BFG: Plays for Children.

    Adapted by David Wood, well-known in children's theatre (most recently for Goodnight Mister Tom).

    Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide booksales are over 100 million!

  • Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about a landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? Here are thirteen of Roald Dahl's most unexpected tales, offering young readers the perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius. From the sensitivity of stories such as 'Katina' to the surprising creepiness of 'Taste', these stories are full of all the fun, excitement and wonder of Roald Dahl's writing, offering originality, ingenuity, horror, unexpected twists and turns, a touch of the macabre - and much more besides.

  • Matilda is one of Roald Dahl's most magical stories!

    Matilda Wormwood's father is a mean crooked crook. And her mother's just plain stupid. They think Matilda is a nuisance who should watch more TV and read fewer books! But her lovely teacher Miss Honey thinks Matilda is a genius. Matilda has a few extraordinary tricks up her sleeve, so her horrible parents and even more horrible headmistress had better watch out.

    "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams ***Adapted for stage in 2011 into an award-winning musical by Tim Minchin.*** Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.

    Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

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