During World War II, a British plowman discovered a hoard of Roman silver while plowing a field in the Suffolk countryside. Unaware of the treasure's value, he was cheated out of the fortune that should have been his by the man who hired him. The 34 pieces of silver were discovered after the war by the authorities and taken to the British Museum, where they reside today. Master storyteller Roald Dahl relates the unforgettable and true tale of the greatest treasure ever found in the British Isles.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Edition description:||1ST BORZOI|
|Product dimensions:||8.78(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Roald Dahl was one of the most celebrated children's authors of the 20th century. In 1961, he published James and the Giant Peach, followed by countless other bestsellers. He died in 1990.
Ralph Steadman's award-winning illustrations have appeared on several book and magazine covers. His own books include Gonzo, the Art and America.
Date of Birth:September 13, 1916
Date of Death:November 23, 1990
Place of Birth:Llandaff, Wales, England
Place of Death:Oxford, England
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Mildenhall Treasure based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
a beautiful book and a somewhat twisted (for dahls standards) story. gripping. the pictures of course make the story a bit more tragic.