Roald Dahl

The Minpins

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  • First editions:
    • Viking, 1991, USA.
    • Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1991, Great Britain.
  • Illustrated by: Patrick Benson
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Little Billy strays into the forest, where he meets the Minpins–tiny people who live within the trees. The Minpins tell Billy about The Gruncher, who preys on them. So Billy embarks on a mission to rid the Minpins of their foe once and for all, and sets off–on the back of a swan–to confront The Gruncher.



  • Winner, 1991 Redbook Children’s Picture Book Award
  • An American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists”


Chinese Covers

French Covers – Les Minuscules

Norwegian Covers – Bittesmäene

Spanish Covers – Los mimpins