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Roald Dahl's has a creative and humorous style when it comes to writing children's books such as James and the giant peach or The Twits. With lots of sound words, interesting adjectives. With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 16-book collection brings together all the classic children's novels from the one and only Roald Dahl.

The Gremlins
AuthorRoald Dahl
IllustratorBill Justice
Al Dempster
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Published1943 Walt Disney Company (original)
Dark Horse Comics (current)
Media typeHardback
ISBN1-59307-496-4
Roald Dahl, c. 1954
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The Gremlins is a book written by Roald Dahl and published in 1943.[1]

It was Dahl's first book and was written for Walt Disney Productions, in anticipation of a feature-length animated film that was never made.[Note 1] With Dahl's assistance, a series of gremlin characters were developed, and while pre-production had begun, the film project was eventually abandoned, in part because the studio could not establish the precise rights of the 'gremlin' story, and in part because the British Air Ministry was heavily involved in the production because Dahl, who was on leave from his wartime Washington posting, insisted on final approval of script and production.[2][Note 2]

Plot[edit]

The story concerns mischievous mythical creatures, the Gremlins of the title, often invoked by Royal Air Force pilots as an explanation of mechanical troubles and mishaps.[4] In Dahl's book, the gremlins' motivation for sabotaging British aircraft is revenge of the destruction of their forest home, which was razed to make way for an aircraft factory. The principal character in the book, Gus, has his Hawker Hurricane fighter destroyed over the English Channel by a gremlin, but is able to convince the gremlins as they parachute into the water that they should join forces against a common enemy, Hitler and the Nazis, rather than fight each other.

Eventually, the gremlins are re-trained by the Royal Air Force to repair rather than sabotage aircraft, and restore Gus to active flight status after a particularly severe crash.[Note 3] The book also contains picturesque details about the ordinary lives of gremlins: baby gremlins, for instance, are known as widgets, and females as fifinellas, a name taken from the great 'flying' filly racehorse Fifinella, that won both The Derby and Epsom Oaks in 1916, the year Dahl was born.

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Publication[edit]

The publication of The Gremlins by Random House consisted of a 50,000 run for the U.S. market[Note 4] with Dahl ordering 50 copies for himself as promotional material, handing them out to everyone he knew, including the British Ambassador in Washington Lord Halifax, and the First Lady of the U.S. Eleanor Roosevelt, who loved to read it to her grandchildren.[4] The book was considered an international success with 30,000 more sold in Australia but initial efforts to reprint the book were precluded by a wartime paper shortage.[5] Reviewed in major publications, Dahl was considered a writer-of-note and his appearances in Hollywood to follow up with the film project were met with notices in Hedda Hopper's columns.[6][Note 5]

Facing copyright problems and realising that the Air Ministry's 'Clause 12' in the original film contract would restrict the studio, Walt Disney, who had a personal interest in The Gremlins, reluctantly began to 'wind down' the project. By August 1943, Disney had even reconsidered an animated 'short' based on The Gremlins and indicated to Dahl by correspondence that further work would not continue. After a year of story conferences and related research, Dahl realised that his book would be the only tangible product emanating from the aborted film.[2]

Subsequent use[edit]

The story of gremlins appeared in Issues #33-#41 of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories published by Walt Disney Productions between June 1943 and February 1944; it contained a nine-episode series of short, silent stories featuring a Gremlin Gus as their star. The first was drawn by Vivie Risto and the rest of them by Walt Kelly. This served as their introduction to the comic book audience. These comics were subsequently reprinted in 1987 by Gladstone Publishing Ltd.[7]

Reprints[edit]

A special edition of the book was produced to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the United States Air Force and was distributed exclusively through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.[8] The USAF special edition featured a unique dust jacket that bore the commemorative seal of the 60th USAF Anniversary. The inside flap of the dust jacket featured a brief history of the book's role in improving morale for airmen and their families. The initial distribution of the USAF 60th Anniversary commemorative edition sold out at all participating AAFES locations on the first day of sale.[9]

Popular culture[edit]

Used copies of the first edition book are highly prized and sought after by collectors of both Roald Dahl's works and Disney's; these copies may be valued anywhere between US$100 and US$10,000.[10]

'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet', a 1963 Twilight Zone episode, starring William Shatner, is a homage to the legend of gremlins, one being seen dismantling an airliner during flight. The role was played by John Lithgow in the 1983 film.

In the book 'Myth Conceptions,' from the MythAdventures series, Robert Asprin describes a gremlin as a small, blue-skinned creature that has a tendency to vanish when the viewer's attention is distracted.

The 1984 film Gremlins, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Joe Dante, is loosely inspired by Dahl's characters, featuring evil and destructive monsters which mutate from small furry creatures.

In September 2006, Dark Horse Comics published The Gremlins: The Lost Walt Disney Production, a faithfully restored and updated version of The Gremlins including an introduction by acclaimed film historian Leonard Maltin as well as creating a series of Gremlin-inspired toys and figurines, that were patterned after the original Dahl-inspired characters as well as Return of the Gremlins, a comic sequel mini-series in which the grandson of pilot Gus meets the gremlins when inheriting his grandfather's house in England.[11]

The gremlins appear in the Epic Mickey franchise as the mechanics of the Wasteland. Their leader Gus (voiced by Bob Joles in the first game and Cary Elwes in the second) serves as a conscience figure to Mickey (as Jiminy Cricket is to Pinocchio). Unlike in the book, the gremlins have the ability to teleport.

References[edit]

Notes

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  1. ^Dahl claimed that the gremlins were exclusively a Royal Air Force icon and that he was the original author and creator, but the elf-like figures had a very convoluted origin that predated his original writings.[2]
  2. ^Dahl was given permission by the Air Ministry to work in Hollywood and an arrangement had been made that all proceeds from the film would be split between the RAF Benevolent Fund and Dahl.[3]
  3. ^The book had an autobiographical connection as Dahl had flown as a Hurricane fighter pilot in the RAF, and was temporarily on leave from operational flying after serious injuries sustained in a crash landing in Libya. He later returned to flying.
  4. ^Both paperback and hardcover versions were printed in 1943.
  5. ^In 1950, Collins Publishing (New York) published a limited reprint of The Gremlins.

Citations

  1. ^Conant 2008, pp. 42–43.
  2. ^ abcConant 2008, p. 173.
  3. ^Conant 2008, p. 43.
  4. ^ abDonald, Graeme. Sticklers, Sideburns & Bikinis: The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2008. ISBN978-1-84603-300-1.
  5. ^Sturrock 2010, p. 188.
  6. ^Conant 2008, pp. 43–46.
  7. ^Howard, Kristine. 'The Sequels.'roalddahlfans.com. Retrieved: 1 October 2010.
  8. ^O'Connor, Seamus. 'Guardian Gremlins: Air Force uses Dahl book to celebrate 60th Birthday.'Air Force Times, 9 July 2007. Retrieved: 11 October 2010.
  9. ^Joyner, Bo. 'Reservist helps bring the Gremlins back to life.'Citizen Airman, October 2007. Retrieved: 3 June 2011.
  10. ^'Gremlins book prices.'bebooks.co.uk. Retrieved: 11 October 2010.
  11. ^Dahl 2006, pp. v–viii.

Bibliography

  • Conant, Jennet. The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008. ISBN978-0-7432-9458-4.
  • Dahl, Flight Lieutenant Roald. The Gremlins: The Lost Walt Disney Production. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Books, 2006 (reprint and updated copy of 1943 original publication). ISBN978-1-59307-496-8.
  • De La Rue, Keith. 'Gremlins.'delarue.net, updated 23 August 2004. Retrieved: 11 October 2010.
  • 'Gremlins.'Fantastic Fiction, a British online book site/biography source. Retrieved: 11 October 2010.
  • Sturrock, Donald. Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. ISBN978-1-4165-5082-2.
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External links[edit]

  • 2006 reprint of The Gremlins by Dark Horse Comics
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Total Pages: 80
Release: 2009-01-22
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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doesn't. They don’t need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break—a chance to clean all 677 windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England! That’s exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams.

A Roald Dahl Selection

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Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780582434493
ISBN 13: 0582434491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edited by George Kulbacki, this collection brings together nine intriguing and astonishing stories by one of the most outstanding storytellers of our time. Stories include Man from the South, Lamb to the Slaughter, The Landlady, The Champion of the World, Galloping Foxley, Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat, The Ratcatcher and The Hitchhiker

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Publsiher: Puffin
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-11-03
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'Six Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special box set- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny the Champion of the World, George's Marvellous Medicine, The BFGand The Twits. Complete with fun and fascinating extra material offering a sneak peek into the wonderful world of Dahl, this is a collection to treasure forever.'

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Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1990-10
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The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets

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Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-06-13
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Secrets and surprises from Roald Dahl! Feast your eyes on a secret! Between these covers is a long-lost chapter—and the original ending—from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other delicious never-before-seen tidbits from Mr. Wonka's factory. Then slip into some tasty tales from Roald Dahl's life to discover more about the world's No. 1 storyteller. No Roald Dahl collection is complete without this splendiferous treat!

Roald Dahl 16 Book Slipcase Collection

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Total Pages: 329
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Contents: Danny the Champion of the World, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie & the Great Glass Elevator, The BFG, The Giraffe & the Pelly & Me, The Magic Finger, The Twits, Matilda, The Witches, Boy, Going Solo, Esio Trot, The Enormous Crocodile, James & the Giant Peach and Georges Marvellous Medicine. RRP 94.84

Dirty Beasts

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Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002-10-14
ISBN 10: 1101662999
ISBN 13: 9781101662991
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Roald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes. This new, larger edition is perfect for reading aloud and makes Quentin Blake's celebrated illustrations even more enjoyable. 'Will elicit a loud 'Yuck.' In other words, children will love them.' (Children's Book Review Service)

Collected Stories

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Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 850
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
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A definitive compilation of short fiction for adults from the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other children's classics blends the macabre with humor and the grotesque in such works as 'The Landlady,' set in an unusual boardinghouse with two small, permanent clientele; 'Pig,' a study of vegetarianism; and 'Man from the South.' 25,000 first printing.

The Roald Dahl Centenary

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Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-09-01
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'The top ten bestselling and best-loved Roald Dahl stories of all time, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny, the Champion of the World, Fantastic Mr Fox, George's Marvellous Medicine, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits and The Witches in beautiful hardback with foiled dust-jackets, and presented in a stunning giftbox.'

The Roald Dahl Treasury

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Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-09-07
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The Roald Dahl Treasury is a delightful collection by and about the World's Number One Storyteller. Four exciting sections - ANIMALS; MAGIC; FAMILY, FRIENDS AND HEROES; and MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE - introduce some of Roald Dahl's most popular characters, from the Enormous Crocodile to the Twits, from the Witches to the BFG, from James to Matilda. Throughout this book, you can delve into stories, poems, memoirs and letters galore all wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake as well as other well-known artists, including Raymond Briggs, Babette Cole, Posy Simmonds and Ralph Steadman. This book is the perfect gift for Roald Dahl fans and for all those yet to discover his magic.

The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl

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Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 768
Release: 1992
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Total Pages: 72
Release: 2010
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This treat of a reptile-inspired romance is revived by a fresh new cover look.

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Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in glorious full colour. Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world. And do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero. The other children in this book are nasty little beasts, called: Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television. Clutching their Golden Tickets, they arrive at Wonka's chocolate factory. But what mysterious secrets will they discover? Our tour is about to begin. Please don't wander off. Mr Wonka wouldn't like to lose any of you at this stage of the proceedings . . . Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

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Total Pages: 520
Release: 1990
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Stories relate the macabre exploits of an assortment of comical and grotesque characters from all walks of life

The BFG

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Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-09-03
ISBN 10: 0141930292
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everybody loves the BFG. Now children can bring him to life! Children will have a phizzwizardly good time - and their friends won't believe their gogglers!