by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Patrick Benson
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st. 1991
Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Little Billy was awfully tired of being good... This is the story of what happens when he goes through the Gate into the Forest of Sin and meets the extraordinary Minpins and the Red-Hot Smoke-Belching Gruncher! Told with all the darkly imaginative flair of the Master Storyteller. Vivid illustrations provide an inspired interpretation of this fantastical world. Large format 11 x 8.5". Glazed pictorial boards. 48 pages.
Removal of label from front pastedown causing a little bit of a mess. Contents otherwise fine. Dustwrapper is edge creased with a small tear to top edge of rear panel.
Stock no. 1322236
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- Little Billy is forbidden by his mother to enter the Forest of Sin behind his house. She tells him of the Whangdoodles, Hornswogglers, Snozzwanglers and Vermicious knids that live in the forest. Worst of all is the Terrible Bloodsucking Toothplucking Stonechuckling Spittler, which chases his prey while glowing clouds of hot smoke pour out of his nose, and then swallows them up in one gulp. Little Billy doesn't believe his mother, and the Devil whispers to Little Billy that the monsters don't exist.
- Dahl's final work for children.