The Minpins Background

The Minpins Background

The Minpins is a story written by notable children’s author, Roald Dahl. The book was published posthumously in 1991, by publishing house, Jonathan Cape. Quentin Blake, frequent collaborator of Dahl’s, did the illustrations for the book, as well as Patrick Benson. The book was republished in 2017, under the changed title, Billy and the Minpins.

This narrative revolves around the adventures of young Billy as he goes exploring the forbidden Forest of Sin. Here he discovers an entire people living in the trees, known as the Minpins. The evil monster, Terrible Blood-Suckling Tooth-Pluckling Stone-Chuckling Spittler, is terrorizing the forest and Billy must do everything he can to stop it and return home safely.

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