The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Cover

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

By Roald Dahl; Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142413845, 96pp.

Publication Date: January 22, 2009

Description
From the bestselling author ofCharlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG
The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doesn't. They don t need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break a chance to clean all 677 windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England That's exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams.


About the Author
Roald Dahl(1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought byThe Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career. After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated. Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, includingJames and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, andCharlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans. Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com"

Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.