Roald Dahl Book to Screen Adaptations

Today is Roald Dahl Day!
Here at Beyond Books we are celebrating all the amazing books that have been turned into some of our favourite childhood movies.


matildaMatilda Wormwood’s father is a mean crooked crook. And her mother’s just plain stupid.

They think Matilda is a nuisance who should watch more TV and read fewer books!

But her lovely teacher Miss Honey thinks Matilda is a genius.

Matilda has a few extraordinary tricks up her sleeve, so her horrible parents and even more horrible headmistress had better watch out.



charlieCharlie Bucket loves chocolate.

And Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, is opening the gates of his amazing chocolate factory to five lucky children. It’s the prize of a lifetime!

Gobstoppers, hornswogglers and snozzberries and a river of melted chocolate delight await – Charlie needs just one Golden Ticket and these delicious treats could all be his.



bfgEvery night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans.

And there’s only one giant who can stop them – the BFG.

He’s the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their troublesome friends forever.





foxEvery time Mr Fox steals a chicken from the farm, Farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean grow wild with rage!

They’re the nastiest crooks in the valley, and they’ve concocted a cunning plan to dig him out of his hole once and for all.

But it never occurs to them that Mr Fox has a fantastic plan of his own.





peachAn enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James’s parents.

And it gets worse!

James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker.

Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine.




witchesWitches really are a detestable breed.

They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise.

Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures – but can they get rid of them for good?





dannyDanny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for.

Life is happy and peaceful in their gipsy caravan, until one day Danny discovers his dad has been breaking the law.

What’s more, soon Danny has to join his father as they attempt to pull off a daring and devilish plot against horrible, red-faced Mr Victor Hazell.

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