Roald Dahl s Marvellous Medicine

Initially, flying in the Royal Air Force had seemed like one great adventure, but as
the conflict progressed, and so many of his peers died, Dahl's anxiety grew, ... I
felt only pleasure at being where I was, at seeing the wonderful light and the
beautiful colour around me. ... Nearly forty-five years later, as Dahl's health was

Author: Tom Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781383464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children's books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine. Right from his earliest days to the end of his life, Dahl was intrigued by what doctors do, and why they do it. During his lifetime, he and his family suffered some terrible medical tragedies: Dahl nearly died when his fighter plane went down in World War II; his son had severe brain injury in an accident; and his daughter died of measles infection of the brain. But he also had some medical triumphs: he dragged himself back to health after the plane crash, despite a skull fracture, back injuries, and blindness; he was responsible for inventing a medical device (the Wade-Dahl-Till valve) to treat his son's hydrocephalus (water on the brain), and he taught his first wife Patricia to talk again after a devastating stroke. His medical interactions clearly influenced some of his writing - for example the explosive potions in George's Marvellous Medicine. And sometimes his writing impacted on events in his life - for example the research on neuroanatomy he did for his short story William and Mary later helped him design the valve for treating hydrocephalus. In this unique book, Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, examines Dahl's fascination with medicine. Taking examples from Dahl's life, and illustrated with excerpts from his writing, the book uses Dahl's medical interactions as a starting point to explore some extraordinary areas of medical science. Solomon is an award-winning science communicator, and he effortlessly explains the medical concepts underpinning the stories, in language that everyone can understand. The book is also peppered with anecdotes from Dahl''s late night hospital discussions with Solomon, which give new insights into this remarkable man's thinking as his life came to an end.

George s Marvellous Medicine

In this popular Dahl story, George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits. Great new Quentin Blake cover as well as a whole new exciting end section about Roald Dahl and his world.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014132273X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 98

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In this popular Dahl story, George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits. Great new Quentin Blake cover as well as a whole new exciting end section about Roald Dahl and his world.

Bowker s Complete Video Directory

Action And Adventure . Columbia Tristar ... Based on a book by Roald Dahl .
Children . ... Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory . Based on a story by Ronald
Dahl . Musicals ( Feature Films ) . Children . Color . 100 mins . ... stricken Charlie
Bucket & four unpleasant children make an excursion to Wonka's wonderful
factory .




Category: Home video systems industry


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Roald Dahl s James and the Giant Peach

James and his insect friends join in amazing adventures with a magical peach.

Author: Richard R. George


ISBN: 9780440841838

Category: American literature

Page: 91

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James and his insect friends join in amazing adventures with a magical peach.

You Can t Get It Cause You ve Already Got It

These authors and their books are: Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, Antoine de Saint
Exupery's The Little Prince, Madeleine L'Engle's The Arm of the Starfish, Roald
Dahl's The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, ... I was called to write sci-fi
adventure stories as early as first grade. ... In elementary school, I wrote a short
story about living in a space colony, and in fifth grade wrote another called
Colored Glasses about a character named August who invented video glasses
for a science fair.

Author: Stash Serafin

Publisher: Ruth Anne Wood

ISBN: 0979262518

Category: Blind athletes

Page: 100

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Keywords for Children s Literature Second Edition

Boys' adventure books set in “exotic” locales such as Bomba the Jungle Boy and
the Cannibals; or, Winning against Native Dangers (Rock- wood ... In Roald
Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ([1964] ... After a tomte's miniaturizing
spell, the selfish Nils in Selma Lagerlöf's The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (1906
) ... perspective through variations in size, typically in conjunction with shape and

Author: Philip Nel

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479843695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Introduces key terms, global concepts, debates, and histories for Children's Literature in an updated edition Over the past decade, there has been a proliferation of exciting new work across many areas of children’s literature and culture. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, the Second Edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature presents original essays on essential terms and concepts in the field. Covering ideas from “Aesthetics” to “Voice,” an impressive multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores and expands on the vocabulary central to the study of children’s literature. The second edition of this Keywords volume goes beyond disciplinary and national boundaries. Across fifty-nine print essays and nineteen online essays, it includes contributors from twelve countries and an international advisory board from over a dozen more. The fully revised and updated selection of critical writing—more than half of the essays are new to this edition—reflects an intentionally multinational perspective, taking into account non-English traditions and what childhood looks like in an age of globalization. All authors trace their keyword’s uses and meanings: from translation to poetry, taboo to diversity, and trauma to nostalgia, the book’s scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this new edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature essential reading for scholars and students alike.

Bowker s Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999

In story & song, Nelson Eddy relates this humorous story of a miraculous whale
who sings opera & dreams of a debut at the Met. ... Color. 100 min. CC Juvenile..
Gene Wilder & Jack Albertson. Live-action fantasy adventure. VHS (Order #:
K0699): $19.95. Dist. by Library Video ... Based on a book, Charlie & the
Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. (1971). Children. Musical (Feature Films).
Color. 100 min.

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc

ISBN: 9780835242011

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1300

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Is "Mulan" available in a closed captioned version? Is there a video to introduce numbers to a six-year-old? To help teach art to second graders, science to sixth graders, or the dangers of drugs to seventh graders? Now you can answer thousands of questions like these, because Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999 delivers the full range of what's available for children on video - all expertly organized & indexed for fast, easy access. This new edition is far & away the most comprehensive children's video directory ever published. It profiles 39,333 titles, divided into Educational/Special Interest & Entertainment sections & cross-referenced in each section by multiple indexes. What's more, it gives you richly detailed entries for each title, not just the bare bones data you'll find in other sources. You'll discover up to 27 data elements for every video - ranging from title, subject, & age recommendation to a brief description & release date - along with full ordering information or rental information. Produced with the same acclaimed expertise that goes into Bowker's Complete Video Directory, this unique guide is an essential resource for librarians, retailers, teachers, parents, & children looking for the best & the latest videos of interest for young patrons.

Books Magazine

Published to coincide with a repeat screening , this abridged version of the book ,
which includes a colour plate section , is a ... ( Walker Books , 19.99 ] Matilda
Roald Dahl 1996 has certainly been a great year for Roald Dahl's legion of fans .
... this is a collection of amazing 20th century journeys by land , sea and air that
bring modern exploration to life - follow ... A slip - cased collection of five Secret
Seven books ( The Secret Seven , Secret Seren Adventure , Well Done , Secret
Seven ...




Category: Books


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Fantastic Mr Fox

These three crooks concoct a plan to dig Mr Fox out of his home, but they don't realize how truly fantastic Mr Fox is, or how far he'll go to save his family . . .

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141348827

Category: Children's stories

Page: 96

View: 654

Mr Fox steals food from the horrible farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean - one fat, one short, one lean. These three crooks concoct a plan to dig Mr Fox out of his home, but they don't realize how truly fantastic Mr Fox is, or how far he'll go to save his family . . .

American Comic Book Chronicles 1940 1944

Instead, she ordered up more Four Color, authorizing 22 issues (none dated
save for the year) of the showcase title, split ... Carl Barks delivered his first solo
Donald Duck adventure in issue #29's “Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring,”
which found ... Though not a book-length story as future Barks duck tales were, it
demonstrated the former animator's superb pacing ... One strip that earned a
regular slot in the title was based on a children's book by Roald Dahl optioned by
the Disney ...

Author: Kurt Mitchell

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 288

View: 732

The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Kurt Mitchell and editor Roy Thomas composed this volume about the “Golden Age” of the comic book industry, a period that presented the earliest adventures of such iconic super-heroes as Batman, Captain Marvel, Superman, and Wonder Woman. It was a time when America’s entry into World War II was presaged by the arrival of such patriotic do-gooders as Will Eisner’s Uncle Sam, Harry Shorten and Irv Novick’s The Shield, and Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Captain America. It was when teenage culture found expression in a fumbling red-haired high school student named Archie Andrews. But most of all, the first five years of the 1940s was the age of the “packagers” when studios headed by men like Harry A Chesler, Will Eisner, and Jerry Iger churned out material for a plethora of new comic book companies that published the entire gamut of genres, from funny animal stories to crime tales to jungle sagas to science-fiction adventures. These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!

The Publishers Weekly

Kids will find Roald Dahl , illustrated by Patrick AS FAR AS MILL SPRINGS lots to
look - and smile at in her con Benson . ... Little Billy gazes longingly underfed ,
overworked foundling who HILDEGARD SINGS at “ the wonderful world beyond ”
his ... in search Wharton's engaging first book spot spite the well - known caveat
that of his real mother . ... expressions beast down to the lake and quenches and
local color , and introduces a baland thoughts : an enthusiastic Hilde its fiery belly




Category: American literature


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Video Source Book



ISBN: 9781414406299

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4374

View: 259

A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.

Complete Catalog of Plays Musicals

Based on the book Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry . ... My name is Gooney
Bird Greene — that's like the color with a silent ' e'on the end and I like to be
smack in the middle of everything ! ... Gooney Bird's and that they , too , can cast
themselves as the heroes in their own true tales of discovery and adventure .
Area staging . Approximate running time : 1 hour . Royalty $ 60 / performance
Playbook $ 6.50 Code : 677 David Wood " Roald Dahl created some Roald Dahl
truly revolting ...

Author: Dramatic Publishing Company



Category: Amateur theater


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School Library Journal

T ROALD DAHL speaking to a neighbor at the pond , when he is innocent . ... As
in the first book , the questers face adventure , danger , death , loss , and change
on their journey , and the ... An urgent mood and a sense of imhis full - color
pending danger are conveyed . ... Factory and the R ! ROALD DAHIL KODDIN
Lantastic Wir Fox Roald Dahl Marvelous Medicine ileston the Vorld Base 0-375-
81425-6 ...




Category: Children's libraries


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The New York Times Book Review

Roald Dahl has a black top hat , a tail coat made of plumcolored velvet and a
gold - topped walking cane , which he , like Willy ... Brown herself recalled that as
a child she conjured up no visions of the writers behind her favorite books . ... The
occasional " black depths of self - doubt " hinted at in the prologue in fact register
as mere dips in an exuberant adventure . ... Margaret Wise Brown , too , gets a
thick layer of vibrantly childish coloring in Mr. Marcus's “ Awakened by the Moon .




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Theatre Record

As a result , David Wood ' s perfectly in tune with Dahl ' s book adaptation
frequently drifts and beguiling for kids . aimlessly ... giant peach into the sea .
much more exciting than a Roald Fine performances abound , from Dahl
adaptation , which , done ... When James meets a mysterious it is without the
superb work of destranger in his garden but drops signer Jason Southgate . ...
Lee who perhaps gets the cent shark puppets and the cavalbest deal , as his
blind old Earthcade of colour ...




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Children s Books in Print 1998

The full color books are not consumable yet they actively engage readers by
having them unravel riddles , decipher secret codes & work through mazes to ...
Dahl , Roald . 240p . ( gr . 3 - 7 ) . 1996 . pap . 4 . 99 ( 0 - 14 - 037985 - 1 ) Puffin
Bks . - McBroom ' s Wonderful One - Acre Farm . ... Five Kids & a Monkey Solve
the Great Cupcake Caper : A Learning Adventure about Healthy Eating &
Exercise .



ISBN: 9780835239530

Category: Children's literature

Page: 2253

View: 923

The Great Big Busy Wheels Activity Book

From rescue vehicles to monster trucks, the stories feature a popular vehicle as the central character, and involve a group of animal characters in a supporting role.

Author: Peter Bently

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 1786034077

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 981

It’s time to get busy with machines that roar, whizz, vroom, and zoom! This action-packed activity book is crammed full of things to find, amazing vehicles to color, and games and puzzles to entertain. Perfect for rainy days, offering both entertainment and educational value. Activities appear alongside entertaining adventure stories to engage and delight young vehicle lovers. From rescue vehicles to monster trucks, the stories feature a popular vehicle as the central character, and involve a group of animal characters in a supporting role. The activities use plots and themes from within the stories, encouraging reluctant readers to engage with the text and find out what happens next. Can the busy vehicles save the day?

The School Librarian

And you can go through a book just as you can go through a door and there's a
whole world on the other side . ... Dr No ... and later on You Only Live Twice (
screenplay by another hero of children's literature , Roald Dahl ) . ... Bond has
survived - in part , I think – because he appeals to the adventurer in all of us . ...
Eoin Colfer and Darren Shan are both turning a whole generation of children
onto reading with wonderful adventures – even if they are of a very different
colour ... blood red ...




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The Video Source Book

Roald Dahl 1992 Interview with children's author Roald Dahl reveals his
inspirations and methods of writing best - selling books . ... A collection of witty
stories by the author of " Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory , " Roald Dahl .
... Neeson and Lange as the spirited Mary MacGregor lend a passionate twist to
an otherwise earthy , robust adventure of lore capped by one ... Visually stunning
, with on - location shooting in the Scottish Highlands . ... Robert Gil de Montes :
Color 19 ??

Author: David J. WEINER


ISBN: 9780787634117

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4029

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