Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Top 10 children's books by Roald Dahl

Children's author Philip Ardagh won the upper age category in last year's Roald Dahl Funny Prize for the first of his Grubtown Tales, and his Eddie Dickens adventures have been translated into 34 languages. This year, he is a judge for the Roald Dahl Funny prize.

For the Guardian, he named his top ten children's books by Roald Dahl.

One title on the list:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl's best-known book has everything: grotesque characters, ludicrous situations and, of course, chocolate! Who could ask for more? When Charlie Bucket wins the last "Golden Ticket" to get a free tour of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, he soon discovers that his fellow winners have bitten off far more than they can chew.
Read about another book on the list.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory appears on Meghan Cox Gurdon's five best list of children's books that are especially enthralling when read aloud.

Visit Philip Ardagh's website.

--Marshal Zeringue