James E La Pesca Gigante

Autore: Roald Dahl
Editore: Salani
ISBN: 8867151924
Grandezza: 65,77 MB
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«Dahl possiede il rarissimo dono di far scomparire tutto il mondo che sta intorno al lettore». Goffredo Fofi «Maestro della short story, a lungo considerato solo uno scrittore per ragazzi... iperbolico, beffardo, divertente, la sua massima virtù è dinamica, è la velocità. Ci si accorge di come e quanto la sua consistenza sia un meccanismo perfetto, esplosivo al pari di una bomba». Franco Cordelli, Corriere della Sera «Roald Dahl parteggia sempre per i bambini e ha creato tanti piccoli personaggi con speciali poteri che si vendicano delle prepotenze degli adulti o li puniscono per le loro cattive azioni». Donatella Ziliotto James è torturato dalle perfide zie Spugna e Stecco, ma ecco che un vecchietto gli promette una vita meravigliosa se si berrà una caraffa con certi magici cosini verdi dentro. Cose favolose, incredibili capiteranno invece al posto suo a chiunque essi incontreranno, nel caso lui li perdesse. Così purtroppo avviene. E i cosini incontrano una Pesca, una Coccinella, un Lombrico, una Cavalletta, un Millepiedi, un Baco da Seta, una Lucciola, un Ragno, e cose meravigliose accadono, eccome, ci pensa la Pesca Gigante. Se per prima cosa spiaccicasse zia Spugna e zia Stecco? E poi, e poi...

Collected Stories

Autore: Roald Dahl
Editore: Everyman's Library
ISBN:
Grandezza: 80,42 MB
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A definitive compilation of short fiction for adults from the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other children's classics blends the macabre with humor and the grotesque in such works as "The Landlady," set in an unusual boardinghouse with two small, permanent clientele; "Pig," a study of vegetarianism; and "Man from the South." 25,000 first printing.

James And The Giant Peach Colour Edition

Autore: Roald Dahl
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141378530
Grandezza: 54,43 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl in magnificent full colour. James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their GIANT PEACH and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out . . Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits. "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams

The Hitch Hiker

Autore: Roald Dahl
Editore:
ISBN: 9788867314515
Grandezza: 29,11 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 276
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The Bfg Colour Edition

Autore: Roald Dahl
Editore: Puffin
ISBN: 9780141344089
Grandezza: 49,14 MB
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Vista: 1695
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The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans - with some help from Her Majesty The Queen.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

Autore: Jules Verne
Editore: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465610472
Grandezza: 28,87 MB
Formato: PDF
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The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten. Not to mention rumours which agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, even in the interior of continents, seafaring men were particularly excited. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the Governments of several States on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter. For some time past vessels had been met by "an enormous thing," a long object, spindle-shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale. The facts relating to this apparition (entered in various log-books) agreed in most respects as to the shape of the object or creature in question, the untiring rapidity of its movements, its surprising power of locomotion, and the peculiar life with which it seemed endowed. If it was a whale, it surpassed in size all those hitherto classified in science. Taking into consideration the mean of observations made at divers times—rejecting the timid estimate of those who assigned to this object a length of two hundred feet, equally with the exaggerated opinions which set it down as a mile in width and three in length—we might fairly conclude that this mysterious being surpassed greatly all dimensions admitted by the learned ones of the day, if it existed at all. And that it DID exist was an undeniable fact; and, with that tendency which disposes the human mind in favour of the marvellous, we can understand the excitement produced in the entire world by this supernatural apparition. As to classing it in the list of fables, the idea was out of the question. On the 20th of July, 1866, the steamer Governor Higginson, of the Calcutta and Burnach Steam Navigation Company, had met this moving mass five miles off the east coast of Australia. Captain Baker thought at first that he was in the presence of an unknown sandbank; he even prepared to determine its exact position when two columns of water, projected by the mysterious object, shot with a hissing noise a hundred and fifty feet up into the air. Now, unless the sandbank had been submitted to the intermittent eruption of a geyser, the Governor Higginson had to do neither more nor less than with an aquatic mammal, unknown till then, which threw up from its blow-holes columns of water mixed with air and vapour. Similar facts were observed on the 23rd of July in the same year, in the Pacific Ocean, by the Columbus, of the West India and Pacific Steam Navigation Company. But this extraordinary creature could transport itself from one place to another with surprising velocity; as, in an interval of three days, the Governor Higginson and the Columbus had observed it at two different points of the chart, separated by a distance of more than seven hundred nautical leagues.

Matilda Colour Edition

Autore: Roald Dahl
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141378549
Grandezza: 20,93 MB
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Roald Dahl's much-loved Matilda, now with Quentin Blake's original illustrations in full colour. Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget. Matilda is also a phenomenally successful, award-winning London stage musical, adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly with music by Tim Minchin. 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

Nightmares Dreamscapes

Autore: Stephen King
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439163618
Grandezza: 52,61 MB
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New to Pocket Books’ Stephen King backlist—the short story collection containing the story "Dolan’s Cadillac," soon to be released as a feature film starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley. With numerous unforgettable movies based on his short stories—including Shawshank Redemption, 1408, and The Green Mile—readers will be delighted to rediscover this classic collection, also released as a television mini-series and on DVD. Featuring twenty short horror stories, a television script, an essay, and a poem, Nightmares and Dreamscapes contains unique and chilling plots including everything from dead rock star zombies to evil toys seeking murderous revenge. It will be treasured by King fans new and old.