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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary: From aardvark to zozimus, a real dictionary of everyday and extra-usual words

A unique Roald Dahl Dictionary in paperback

Author Susan Rennie

Suitable for:  For children aged 8 to adults who love Roald Dahl's children's books and gobblefunk language

Price:  £10.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273648-2
Publication date: 10/05/2018
Paperback: 288 pages
Dimensions: 246x189mm

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The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary is now available in paperback. A dictionary of real and invented words, it reveals what words mean, where they came from and how Roald Dahl used them in his stories. It will inspire you to use words brilliantly in your own writing - whether it's a real word, a Roald Dahl word, or your own made-up one!


  • All the extra-usual and everyday words used by Roald Dahl defined with the authority and quality of Oxford Children's Dictionaries - with just a hint of Roald Dahl mischievousness
  • Hundreds of examples from Roald Dahl favourites, including The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Esio Trot, The Twits, Danny the Champion of the World and The Witches
  • Accompanied by much-loved illustrations by Quentin Blake
  • Be inspired by Ringbelling Rhymes, Sparky Synonyms, spoonerisms and learn how to Gobblefunk with words
  • Discover how Roald Dahl invented new words, played with old words and had fun with language

This page was last updated on 10 November 2019 at 04:30 GMT


  • Perfect way to introduce a new generation to Matilda and co - Radio Times
  • An excellently entertaining book for children from 8 to 100-plus. Buy it and enjoy it. - Newbury Weekly News
  • Perfect for reading aloud and anyone who enjoys the sound and feeling of words - Cotswold Life
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