Where to start with...

Where to start with Roald Dahl’s books

Hang on – what’s that? You haven’t discovered Roald Dahl yet?

Puffin team
A picture of several of Roald Dahl's books on a purple background with light blue shapes and letters
Image: Ryan MacEachern/Penguin

Well, one thing is for sure. If you haven’t read any of Roald Dahl's stories, then you are in for the most marvellous, the most FANTASTIC treat of your life! Let’s do a very small quiz:

Do you like chocolate?

Do you like stories that are packed with magic, mischief and mayhem?

Do you like giants and witches and heroes and snozzcumbers and monkeys and rainbow lollies and giant chocolate cakes and even more giant peaches?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then this beginner’s guide to Roald Dahl is for you. We’re here to help you decide which one you’d like to read first – and once you’ve read one, you’ll want to read them all. Here is a brief introduction to ten of Roald Dahl’s best books. Psst… it’s in no particular order; so just see which one you like the most and get stuck in...

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