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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The vicar's speech impediment leads to holy hysteria in an otherwise quiet country parish
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Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER. Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.From Publishers Weekly:
Imagine what would happen if a nervous young parson were re-afflicted with a peculiar strain of his childhood dyslexia, so that he unknowingly pronounced backwards only the most significant word in every sentence. In the fiendish hands of Roald Dahl, the parishioners must not only suffer the offense of praising Dog, but when the unsuspecting vicar attempts to compliment a group of little old ladies on the fact that each of them knits , his actual words incite chaos. Written for the benefit of the Dyslexia Institute in London, this slight book employs a host of jocular (though sometimes vulgar) malaprops to accentuate the beleaguered parson's condition. Blake's daffy illustrations have long captured the outrageous humor of Dahl's text, and this collaboration proves no exception. Of special interest is the illustrator's touching tribute at the end of the book, both to the late author's talent and to his "passionate belief in the importance of reading," which inspired this, his last book. Ages 8-up.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR002283829
Book Description Century, London, 1991. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Quentin Blake (illustrator). First Edition. Illustrated in colour and b/w by QUENTIN BLAKE. Hardback: vg dj (price unclipped), mid blue boards with gilt spine lettering, endpapers are a little dusty, else vg. small 4to, 24pp. Seller Inventory # 16C22
Book Description Century Publishing, 1991. Hardback. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Blake, Quentin (illustrator). First edition.. 1st 1991. Good condition in a good dustwrapper. Written in the last months of Dahl's life for the benefit of The Dyslexia Institute. Blue boards with gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w illustrations to text. Light stains to top and bottom edges of covers. Marks/stains to endpapers. Some wrinkling to top edges of pages. Dustwrapper is edge worn, stains to correspond with those on covers, only visible on verso. [S]. Seller Inventory # 1506415
Book Description Century, London, 1991. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Blake Quentin (illustrator). First Edition. Very near fine book spine ends slightly creased in a near fine dust jacket with some edge creasing and slight surface wear to the lamination of the flaps. First edition, and first printing. Seller Inventory # 2007 15
Book Description Century, London, 1991. Hard Cover. Condition: F-. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. Quentin Blake (illustrator). First Edition. F-/VG+. 8vo. original blue boards gilt in dustwrapper (edges a little rubbed & a trifle frayed); pp. 24, with illustrations. A near fine copy. Seller Inventory # 009576
Book Description Century Publishing, 1991. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Blake, Quentin (illustrator). First edition.. 1st 1991. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Written in the last months of Dahl's life for the benefit of The Dyslexia Institute. Blue boards with gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w illustrations to text. [S]. Seller Inventory # 1710744
Book Description Century, London, 1991. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Quentin Blake (illustrator). First Edition. 24 pages, text illustrated with colour, and black-and-white illustrations. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. The Reverend Robert Lee, Vicar of Nibbleswicke and a charming and God-fearing man, caused utter confusion and often genuine consternation among his devout parishioners. Robert Lee had suffered from severe dyslexia as a boy and had successfully overcome his problems with the help of the Dyslexia Institute. Later in life, soon after arriving at Nibbleswicke, he suddenly developed a particular and unusual sort of dyslexia. Roald Dahl describes the awkwardness of the Vicar's situation on many occasions and explains the simple cure. the dustjacket has a 1 inch tear at the top left of the rear panel, and there are marks as if the book had been used as a backrest for some paper writing impressed into the rear panel of the dustjacket . no other damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. .3. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Quentin Blake. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Children; ISBN: 0712649913. ISBN/EAN: 9780712649919. Inventory No: 0238222. Seller Inventory # 0238222
Book Description Century, 1991. Hardcover/Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Blake, Quentin (illustrator). First Edition. Small bump to bottom fron cover and small tear (0.5 cm) to bottom corner of dustjacket. Otherwise, near fine unread condition. Seller Inventory # LFE10017
Book Description NY: Viking, 1991, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Mint copy. Seller Inventory # 102049
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