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The Umbrella Man and Other Stories

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What could be wrong with a sweet-tempered landlady who offers the cheapest, cleanest, coziest quarters? Ask any of her tenants — if you can dig one up.

Roald Dahl wrote several popular anthologies which were noted for the ingenuity and surprising humanity with which Dahl could combine seemingly everyday characters, good intentions, and dark deeds into immensely satisfying tales. These stories, specifically collected for teen readers, also show Dahl's skills as a sleight of hand artist; they grab you from the start, hold you fast — and then throw all your expectations out the window with surprise twist endings. By turns macabre, hilarious, and touching, these stories are filled with always-expected Dahl brilliance.

Synopsis:

By turns macabre, hilarious, and touching, these stories from the world-renowned master are filled with unexpected delights and the always-expected Dahl brilliance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670878543
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Viking Juvenile
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Short stories, english
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19980501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.34 x 6.36 x 1 in 1.2 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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