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Billy and the Minpins
Billy and the Minpins | Roald Dahl
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One of Dahl's beloved stories available for the first time in novel format and newly illustrated by Quentin Blake! Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, he does exactly that! There Billy meets the amazing Minpins, tiny people who live inside the hollow trees. But the Minpins are in danger. The terrible, galloping Gruncher stalks the forest, and the Minpins are disappearing in their thousands. Can Billy find a way to destroy the hungry beast, once and for all--or will it gobble him up too? Illustrated by Quentin Blake for the first time, Billy and the Minpins is a new interpretation of Roald Dahl's very last story (originally published in 1991) and marks nearly forty years of their magical collaboration.
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Jody3
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Overall this is a lovely tale, fitting of its author. There is a lot of Dahl's humour, and the narrative is wonderfully, and beautifully, imaginative.

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limada
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Last two books of the Roald Dahl collection completed. I remember the Esio Trot story but I don't think I'd ever read Billy before.

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nanuska_153
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Little Billy,disobeying his mother,goes into the forest and is chased by a creature,he climbs a tree to escape and meets the Minpins: tiny people that live inside the trees.Together they make a plan to rid the forest of the creature.
The book teaches us to "Above all,watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.Those who don't believe in magic will never find it"

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Arkrayder
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First time reading this story. It was good. My daughter enjoyed it. The earlier Dahl books will always be my favourites. This book keeps up the Dahl tradition of madcap characters. The ‘feel of it‘ as it were is not the same as the Dahl books of my youth. But it‘s probably time that‘s giving me that impression.

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erzascarletbookgasm
The Minpins | Roald Dahl
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“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”

Do you #believe in magic?

Not among the Roald Dahl books that I liked, but it has a great quote. 👍

#BiblioMaynia

OriginalCyn620 It is a great quote! 😊 3y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
The Minpins | Roald Dahl
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Onlaughterandliteracy My favorite ❤️❤️ 6y
Sungirl79 Love this!!!! 6y
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elkeOriginal
The Minpins | Roald Dahl
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'Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.'

These awesome murals are at one of my local bookstores, Copperfield's. 💕
I had to run in for a dose of magic 😉

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HiddenGemBooks
The Minpins | Roald Dahl
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From Roald Dahl's last children's story. ❤️

Roald Dahl would be 100 years old today. Gone, but always with us.

Thanks for all the memories 💫📚

Biljana I so love that quote ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
kim.guernsey Great quote! 6y
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HiddenGemBooks
The Minpins | Roald Dahl
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Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don‘t believe in magic will never find it.