Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Cool! New (Old) Roald Dahl

Nick Tanner reports for the Guardian that a 1943 Roald Dahl work will appear in publication (in the U.S.) next year. Titled The Gremlins, Dahl's work is about:
  • "two British pilots who discover a group of small, horned creatures on the wings of their aeroplane. Initially hostile, the Gremlins are won over with their favourite food - used postage stamps - and join the Allied forces in the Battle of Britain."

Tanner writes that The Gremlins was "early foray into children's literature, before Dahl turned to the adult stories and screenplays with which he hoped to make his name."

The Gremlins will be published by Dark Horse.