Author(s): Ronald Dahl; Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
"Introducing the ladderless window-cleaning company. A Giraffe with a neck so long she can reach the highest windows, A Pelican with a bucket-sized beak, A Monkey to do the washing - and their new friend Billy. At last their big break has arrived! The richest man in England has given them a job that could make all their dreams come true. But what will happen when these unlikely heroes spy the world's most dangerous diamond thief through the windows? There's only one way to find out . . ."
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after 'a monumental bash on the head', sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.