Pretty Covers – The Fantastic Mr Dahl

Roald Dahl is one of those middle reader giants whose stories have seeped into a part of our culture – he created some amazing classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, James and the Giant Peach, and many more children’s stories and some lesser known adult books as well as some non-fiction books, and a few television, film and play scripts.  Even if you don’t recognize his name you know his books and the impact he’s had on children’s stories.

I really could write an entire post on Mr. Dahl but I wanted to showcase some beautiful alternative covers for some of my favorite stories by him.  These images silkscreen art prints and curated by Galerie F for their upcoming exhibit on Mr. Dahl.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Book, 1972)Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Film, 1968)Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang The Fantastic Mr Fox (Book, 1970 – Film, 2009)Fantastic-Fox-Cool James and the Giant Peach (Book, 1961 – Film, 1996)James and the Giant Peach Matilda (Book, 1988 – Film, 1996 – Musical,  2012-present)Matilda The BFG (Book, 1982 – Film, 1989)The BFG The Giraffe, and the Pelly, and Me (Book, 1985)The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me The Witches (Book, 1983 – Film, 1990)
The Witches

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