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Continuing the story begun in Boy, this book takes young Roald Dahl to Tanzania in 1938, where he enlists in the RAF when war is declared. After a crash landing on a solo flight, Dahl begins the long struggle toward restored health and home.

Synopsis:

Recounts Dahl's life as a young man from his employment with the Shell Company in Tanzania through his service in the Royal Air Force during World War II.

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing childrens stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant PeachMatildaThe BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140103069
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Subject:
Transportation - Aviation
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
19880405
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.78x5.07x.64 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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