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Roald Dahl Classics Series
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Number of Books in Series: 11
Age Group: 7 years and up

Reading Level: AR Levels 3.1-5.0
GLE 3.5-6.7
F&P/GRL N-U
DRA 30-50
Lexile® measure 560L-870L
Companion/Related Series: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl Play Adaptations, Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes

Book 1 Summary: A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.

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Roald Dahl Classics Book List:



This series can be read in any order.

Publication Order

Book 1: James and the Giant Peach
Ages 7 and up. 1961.
AR: 4.8 (4 Points, Quiz #232);  GLE: 6.7
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 870L

Book 2: The Magic Finger
Ages 7 and up. 1964.
AR: 3.1 (0.5 Point, Quiz #9268);  GLE: 3.5
F&P/GRL: N;  DRA: 30
Lexile measure: 560L

Book 3: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ages 7 and up. 1970.
AR: 4.1 (1 Point, Quiz #5011);  GLE: 4.9
F&P/GRL: P;  DRA: 38
Lexile measure: 600L

Book 4: Danny the Champion of the World
Ages 7 and up. 1975.
AR: 4.7 (6 Points, Quiz #5007);  GLE: 5.5
F&P/GRL: T;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 770L

Book 5: The Twits
Ages 7 and up. 1980.
AR: 4.4 (1 Point, Quiz #9297);  GLE: 5.2
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 750L

Book 6: George's Marvelous Medicine
Ages 7 and up. 1981.
AR: 4 (2 Points, Quiz #10776);  GLE: 5.5
F&P/GRL: P;  DRA: 38
Lexile measure: 640L

Book 7: The BFG
Ages 7 and up. January 1, 1982.
AR: 4.8 (6 Points, Quiz #5058);  GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: U;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 720L

Book 8: The Witches
Ages 7 and up. 1983.
AR: 4.7 (5 Points, Quiz #6448);  GLE: 5.5
F&P/GRL: R;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 740L

Book 9: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Ages 7 and up. October 1, 1985.
AR: 4.7 (1 Point, Quiz #9265);  GLE: 3.9
F&P/GRL: P;  DRA: 38
Lexile measure: 840

Book 10: Matilda
Ages 7 and up. October 1, 1988.
AR: 5 (6 Points, Quiz #5429);  GLE: 5.2
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 840L

Book 11: Esio Trot
Ages 7 and up. October 1, 1990.
AR: 4.4 (1 Point, Quiz #10772);  GLE: 4.4
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 840L

Companion Book: Roald Dahl's Mischief and Mayhem
Ages 8-12. April 14, 2015.
Lexile measure: 820L

Companion Book: The BFG's Gloriumptious Journal
Ages 8-12. May 24, 2016.

Companion Book: The Big Friendly Doodle Book
Ages 8-12. May 24, 2016.

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 11 Books


Film/Television/Theatrical Adaptations:

1989 Animated Movie: The BFG
1989 Live-Action TV Movie: Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World
1990 Live-Action Movie: The Witches
1996 Animated Movie: James and the Giant Peach
1996 Live-Action Movie: Matilda
2009 Animated Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox
2010-2015 Broadway Musical: Matilda


Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Roald Dahl




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