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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

Written by Roald Dahl & illustrated by Quentin Blake
Published by Puffin Books
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Jan 22, 2009
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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG!

The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doesn’t. They don’t need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break—a chance to clean all 677 windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England! That’s exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams.

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Who Wrote The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

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Who Illustrated The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

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Quentin Blake

<b>Sir Quentin Blake</b>, the first-ever Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated nearly 300 books, including most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books. He lives in London.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780142413845
Publication Date:
January 22, 2009
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
286715158
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0142413844
Lexile® Level:
840L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.7
Accelerated Reader® Points:
1.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
9265
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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