Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Version: Unabridged
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: Alan Cumming
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature, Comedy, Poetry, Literature, Comedy
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: September 2004
Length: 1 hour
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Overview

Revolting Rhymes

If you thought you knew the stories of some of the most popular fairy tales, think again. Here are six of the best known tales retold with more than a twist or two, by that master of the comic and the bloodcurdling, Roald Dahl.Dirty Beasts

Meet Roald Dahl's ghastly menagerie of wonderful comic animals. The collection includes the poor toad that jumps to France, the pig who ponders on the meaning of life, and the anteater who gets the wrong end of the stick.Performed by Alan Cumming

Reviews (1)

Funny, but Dated

Written by Kardiac from Stafford, VA on March 10th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

An enjoyable read, but a bit out of date. My daughter isn't old enough to understand the book yet, but even if she was, I doubt she would. Dahl's sense of humor remains unchained, though, and it was fun for someone of my mindset and age.

Author Details

Author Details

Dahl, Roald

"Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated in English boarding schools. During World War II, he was a Royal Air Force fighter pilot in North Africa and Greece. He was transferred to Washington D.C., where he saw his first piece of work published, ?A Piece of Cake,? an account of a fighter plane crashing in Libya. Soon after he published his first piece of fiction, a story called ?The Gremlins.? Fifteen years later, Mr. Dahl found himself telling bedtime stories to his children over and over again. These stories became the basis for James and the Giant Peach. After that came Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, and Matilda. Every book of Roald Dahl?s was written in a little brick hut in an apple orchard about two hundred yards away from his home. He wrote them all in pencil. More can be learned about Roald Dahl by reading the autobiographical Boy: Tales of Childhood and Going Solo. Roald Dahl died in 1990 at the age of seventy-four."