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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (original 1985; edition 1994)

by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

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Title:The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Authors:Roald Dahl
Other authors:Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin (1994), Paperback, 80 pages
Collections:Your library, Owned and Read

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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl (1985)

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i though this book was interesting for young children and very different ( )
  kiandra | Apr 12, 2017 |
Not my favorite Dahl book, but still a really good one. And Willy Wonka's chocolates make an appearance, too! ( )
  scaifea | Mar 12, 2017 |
This was delightful! I read it in one sitting but it would be fun to read out loud in a couple of sittings.

A very imaginary tale of a boy with a dream to own a sweet shop. He has had his eye on an old, abandoned building that was called the grubber—another name for a sweet shop.

One day he goes by and finds that someone has bought it and redone it inside and out. Surprisingly it turns out to be the Ladderless Window Washing Company, which is composed of a giraffe, a pelican and a monkey. From there the adventure takes off.

Along with a fun story there are some great words such as scrumptious-galumptious and flavoury-savoury, and rhyming verses along with the fun illustrations of Quentin Blake.

Enjoyable for all ages that like imaginary adventures! ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Jun 23, 2016 |
A story about three economic migrants who come to England and set up their own business, making a success of it and integrating well into society. The ending is a celebration of foreign cuisine and how its importation can enrich our culture. ( )
  Lukerik | Jun 12, 2016 |
I just loved this story! I listened to it as well and Hugh Laurie was a wonderfully playful narrator! ( )
  pennylane78 | Jun 6, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141302283, Paperback)

When Billy joins the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, he gets a lot more than a new job. First he makes three new friends, then it's time to get to work cleaning all 677 windows of the Duke of Hampshire's house. The Duke is not only the most wealthy man in the country, he's also the most generous. Can he make Billy's lifelong dream come true?

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A small boy with a desire to own a candy shop meets a window-washing team composed of a giraffe, a pelican, and a monkey and together they go to work for the wealthy Duke of Hampshire, who makes all their dreams come true.

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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141807865, 0141322780, 0141501774

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