The Minpins

  • Title: The Minpins
  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • ISBN: 9780142414743
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Minpins Little Billy strays into the forest where he meets the Minpins tiny people who live within the trees The Minpins tell Billy about The Gruncher who preys on them So Billy embarks on a mission to rid
    Little Billy strays into the forest, where he meets the Minpins tiny people who live within the trees The Minpins tell Billy about The Gruncher, who preys on them So Billy embarks on a mission to rid the Minpins of their foe once and for all, and sets off on the back of a swan to confront The Gruncher.

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    About Roald Dahl


    1. Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940 s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world s bestselling authors.Dahl s first published work, inspired by a meeting with C S Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake The story, about his wartime adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for 900, and propelled him into a career as a writer Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuel.His first children s book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943 Dahl went on to create some of the best loved children s stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.He also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper s, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world wide acclaim Dahl wrote than 60 short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards in 1954, for the collection Someone Like You in 1959, for the story The Landlady and in 1980, for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on Skin.


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    1. Beautiful Illustrations and Fun Storyline.This book takes a unique approach to the small-world idea. Little Billy (points off for that name) goes off on an adventure to the woods, despite his mother's warning. There he meets the Minpins - a miniature race that lives in the trees - that are terrorized by a forest creature made of fire. Extremely enjoyable to read!

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    2. “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.” This is the last book Roald Dahl wrote.

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    3. This was not one of my favorite Roald Dahl books. That is probably because almost every item and descriptive word was made up and not real. I really had to expand my mind to follow a long and to picture what he was talking about.

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    4. I actually really liked this story. You can tell it's a Dahl story by the way it was written, but it a different kind of plot for him. Reminded me of the Borrowers and Adventures of Nils with a bit of a Jabberwocky feel.

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    5. Roald Dahl has worked his magic with The Minpins, creating wonderful creatures of childhood fantasy and loyalty between friends with amazing illustrations by Patrick Benson. Little Billy is bored of always being good, all he wants to do is go outside and explore the Forest of Sin beyond the garden gate. But his Mother warns him of the dangers within the Forest with the rhyme "Beware! Beware! The Forest of Sin! None come out, but many go in"! She tells Little Billy of the blood-thirsty Whangdoodl [...]

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    6. Tynkätyiset on kaunis satu puissa asuvasta pikkuruisesta kansasta. En löytänyt Dahlin perinteistä tyyliä hänen viimeisimpien joukkoon lukeutuvasta teoksesta, vaikka tarinassa tapahtuukin kaikenlaista. Patrick Bensonin kuvitus täydentää kerrontaa lumoavasti. Teos vertautuu Mary Nortonin Kätkijöihin, Marjatta Kurenniemen Puuhisiin ja Timothée de Fombellen Tobi Lolnessiin.

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    7. کتاب خوبی بودکتاب‌های آقای دال هم قصه‌های خوبی دارند، و هم ساده و روان روایت می‌شناین کتاب علاوه بر اینها، نقاشی‌های فوق‌العاده‌ای داشتبا دیدن این کتاب، قشنگ حس کردم که توی تصویرگری چقدر عقب‌تریم از دنیا

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    8. I love Roald Dahl for his stories are so imaginitive and creative. This story is of Billy who is stuck at home always but wants to know what is what there in the forest. Being trapped inside by his over-protective mother, Billy manages to escape due to a strong curiosity. What he discovers is the most terrfiying beast of them all and hids to his own safety. What then brings Billy into comfort again is his wild discovery of the Minpins, little people who live in the trees. These Minpins end up wo [...]

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    9. De MinpinsRoald DahlDit is (mede) het favoriete boek van mijn stageklas (groep 5), alle boeken van Roald Dahl vallen in de smaak bij de leerlingen van groep 5. 'Wie niet in wonderen gelooft, zal ze ook nooit ontdekken', deze afsluitzin van het boek van Roald Dahl vind ik erg sterk: Kleine Heintje geloofde eerst niet wat hij zag toen hij de Minpins (kleine wezentjes) in de boom tegenkwam, het werd nog gekker toen alle soorten vogels landden in de boom om de minpins mee te nemen om voedsel te hale [...]

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    10. Luin tämän kirjan ääneen miehelleni hänen laittaessaan ruokaa. :)Alku oli hurjan jännittävä, lähes puhdasta kauhua, joten voisin ehkäpä suositella tätä luokassa luettavaksi kauhukertomukseksi esimerkiksi kakkosille tai kolmosille. Tämän huippujännittävän osuuden jälkeen tapaamme tynkätyiset ja silloin tunnelma hetkeksi lässähtää, mutta pian jännitys onneksi alkaa taas kutkutella. Loppu oli niin hieno että nousi melkein pala kurkkuun:"Mutta ennen kaikkea, katsele kirkkai [...]

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    11. Et, surtout, ayez bien les yeux grands ouverts sur le monde entier, car les plus grands secrets se trouvent toujours aux endroits les plus inattendus.

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    12. Date: August 30th, 2014Author: Roald Dahl; Illustrated by Patrick Benson Title: The MinpinsPlot: Little Billy is NOT allowed to do anything exciting, including going out to the woods near his house. He wants to be a good boy for his Mummy, but the Devil entices him to go to the Forest of Sin. He goes out to the forest and finds himself being chased by a creature called the Gruncher that belches red hot smoke. Trapped in the tree branches in the forest, he meets Don Mini and a vast community of t [...]

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    13. Tame stuff for Dahl, but enjoyable enough. The story of Little Billy, who wanders into the Forest of Sin, despite his mother's warnings about the 'Terrible Bloodsuckling Toothpluckling Stonechuckling Spittler!'. Hiding in a tree from the fearsome beast, Billy encounters the Minpins, a Borrowers-sized people who live inside the trees of the forest and wear special Wellyesque suction boots to aid their comings and goings up and down and along the branches. With them, Billy cooks up a plan to end t [...]

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    14. I found out later that this book was published after Roald Dahl’s death and I started to think if he were alive he would have changed a lot of things about it before he ever published it. Of course it’s a good book in itself but to me it seems like a first draft. This is where he would tear it all up and write it all again, keeping the main idea but adding plot lines and characters or turns of events that make his children’s books so delicious. A sweet story about a good boy who defeats a [...]

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    15. When I first started reading this one to my 7-year-old I was little concerned that it might give him nightmares - it starts off a bit scary. The devil whispers in the little boy's ear, he goes into the Forest of Sin, and then is chased by a terrifying monster who wants to eat him but it eventually comes around and the little boy and the Minpins (the tiny people who inhabit the forest) eventually kill the terrifying monster rather easily. It's a very satisfying story for a 7-year-old boy (or a 40 [...]

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    16. Age Group: Year 3 max.+ simple story following a clear structure+ fantasy creatures+ an element of wonder (what does the monster look like?)- not very exciting- very simple, abrupt endingCurriculum Links:> English (story, creatures, synonyms, onomatopoeia)> Maths (time and measurement)> Science (sound, smell, birds)> Computing (design signs, selling houses)> DT (scale models, puppets, houses)> Art (storyboard, paintings, cutting, drawing)> Geography (maps, world-flight)> [...]

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    17. This might be one of Roald Dahl's best works. It looks like a picture book, but definitely takes at least an hour to read to your kids. I read it over a few days to my 5 & 4 year old boys and they were totally entranced by the evil spittler/gruncher. They've been talking about him for days. And the overall message tells children to look for magic all around them. I really enjoyed it and my boys want to read it again with Dad.

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    18. This was more of a 2 star book overall, it just didn't have as much goofy sass as I normally like from Dahl. But there were some real gems in there:"But sometimes mysteries are more intriguing than their explanations.""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."

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    19. My year 2 teacher used to read a few pages of this story to us everyday before home time and I remember being so excited to listen to more and more of it. I'm not sure I would choose this to read to my own class as I think there are better stories to choose, but it's definitely worth reading in your own time!

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    20. The first Dahl I ever read, and the last he wrote. A typically great Dahl tale with child eating monsters and little people who live in trees and fly about on birds. astrongbeliefinwicker

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    21. داستانی که فضای آشنایی برای بچه‌ها داره، اینکه شیطونی نکنن و بچه‌ی خوبی باشن. خواننده با بیلی در ماجرای چند ساعته‌ای که داره همراه می‌شه و آدم کوچولوها رو می‌بینه و بچه‌ها بعد از خوندن این کتاب شاید دقت بیشتری به اطرافشون کنن.

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    22. In this book the little boy disobeys his mom, gets into trouble. He does save himself and a group of little people, and in the end is rewarded for his deeds. However, he never has to account for disobeying his mom and hides the truth from her.

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    23. Cute little story about tiny people. I like that they can ride birds. Enjoyable.

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    24. Wonderful story about a boy who is chased through a wood by a fire breathing monster and discovers a whole community in a tree. I love Roald Dahl!

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    25. Interesting story, although having read it a few years ago I struggle to remember exactly what the plot was. None the less I know I enjoyed it.

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    26. Dahl, R. (1988). Los mimpins. Reino Unido: AlfaguaraRoald Dahl nació el 13 de septiembre de 1916 en Llandaff. Uno de sus momentos más conocido fue cuando estudió en la Repton School, en Derbyshire, en una fábrica de chocolates Cadbury. Roald siempre había querido fabricar chocolatinas para Caldbury y fue lo que le inspiró para escribir su libro más conocido: Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate. Además, también escribió otros relatos más autobiográficos y algunos textos que rememoran s [...]

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    27. I have been a fan of Roald Dahl's for most of my life (from the age of about seven or so until now - I'm at the arse-end of my thirties), but I don't ever remember reading The Minpins before, for some reason. I don't know why I missed out on it, to be honest. I jumped at the chance at buying this when I saw this on sale in a local shop, primarily because I didn't know the story. I'm glad I did, because it was a nice, quick read, very surreal and funny as usual! I loved the funny names for the mo [...]

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    28. This book is a bit strange. It kind of takes elements from the Bible (the Forest of Sin being similar to the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil), Lord of the Rings (the Monster is similar in description to the Balrog), as well as connections to other Roald Dahl books. But strange as it is, I kind of enjoyed it. There wasn’t a ton of plot. A boy goes into the forest, he is chased by a monster, he discovers Minpins, and they work together to defeated the monster. It’s simple but it’s fun [...]

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    29. i have read most of Dahl books as kid but not this one because of my youngest niece i am reading Dahl him again like alot of his books alot of made up words which i like and again like Dahl other books their is a creepy feeling abt it i thinkit is more suitable for older primary school kids but who knows it is very clever as shows it is ok to go outside and have adventures and their is always a mixture of nice things and nasty i love the way it ends making you think you never know what is about [...]

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    30. Een aardig vertelling van Dahl. Na bijna alles van hem te hebben gelezen, worden zijn maniertjes van schrijven vooral in kleine verhalen steeds duidelijker en dus minder verrassend. "Heintje en de minipins" was weer zo'n verhaal dat weliswaar makkelijk leest, maar toch vooral tot een boek is gemaakt door opnieuw de vele illustraties van Blake. Jammer, want daardoor krijg ik het idee dat het hem vooral om productie te doen is.

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