The Minpins. Illustrated by Patrick Benson (1991)
Book ID: 63913
The Minpins. Illustrated by Patrick Benson. London: Cape, 1991. First Edition. Pp, 47. Folio. Fine copy in pictorial dust jacket.
The Minpins was Roald Dahl’s last children’s book, published shortly after his death in November 1990.
It tells the story of a heroic boy called Billy who meets tiny tree-dwelling people called the Minpins, who live in fear of being gobbled up by a fearsome monster. Like many of his other stories, it was partially inspired by the countryside around where he lived.