The Minpins

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The Minpins

Format:  Paperback,

47 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Sep 2009

ISBN-13: 9780142414743

ISBN-10: 0142414743

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Little Billy strays into the forest, where he meets the Minpins?tiny people who live within the trees. The Minpins tell Billy about The Gruncher, who preys on them. So Billy embarks on a mission to rid the Minpins of their foe once and for all, and sets off?on the back of a swan?to confront The Gruncher.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Sep 2009
ISBN-13: 9780142414743
ISBN-10: 0142414743
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 47
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.25 x 10.5 x 0.25
Walmart No.: 9780142414743

About the author

Biography of Dahl, Roald

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice.

He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy.

Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

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Little Billy strays into the forest, where he meets the Minpins? tiny people who live within the trees. The Minpins tell Billy about The Gruncher, who preys on them. So Billy embarks on a mission to rid the Minpins of their foe once and for all, and sets off? on the back of a swan? to confront The Gruncher.

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