The Magic Finger
by Dahl, Roald
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The Magic Finger, Roald Dahl, art by William Pene du Bois. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1968. First UK Edition. Issued without dustjacket. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 41 pages with black and white drawings throughout. Pictorial ivory boards with black titles front and spine, blue and black illustrated endpapers. Contents are in fine condition without marks, tears, folds; front board upper right has rubbing with a small loss of paper (about 2cm); slight spine lean and otherwise boards are in fine condition.
The Magic Finger (originally named The Almost Ducks), is about a young girl who abhors hunting and uses her magic to turn a local hunting family into the ducks they shoot. "I can't stand hunting. I just can't stand it. It doesn't seem right to me that men and boys should kill animals just for the fun they get out of it". (The Girl). Dahl was an animal-lover: he owned dogs, cats, goats and even 200 budgerigars at one point. The Magic Finger is Dahl's third book.
The Magic Finger is a children's story published by Roald Dahl in 1966. Although the original edition had illustrations by William Pene du Bois, there have been later editions of the book with illustrations by Pat Mariott, Tony Ross, and Quentin Blake.
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