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Going Solo

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ISBN13: 9780140325287
ISBN10: 014032528x
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Going Solo is the action-packed tale of Roald Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Learn all about his encounters with the enemy, his worldwide travels, the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a plane accident, and the rest of his sometimes bizarre, often unnerving, and always colorful adventures.


"[E]xciting, touching and graced by Dahl's incomparable sense of humor: a standout." Publishers Weekly

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.

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ragruger1022, December 26, 2008 (view all comments by ragruger1022)
Roald Dahl is best known for his fantastic short stories and work on childrens books and screenplays on TV, however he also wrote a very interesting memoir of his days in the RAF at the begining of WW2. Not ever dry or dull and some of it is even laugh out loud funny, this work is a time capsule to another era in our history. Be sure to get a copy . It reads very fast and will leave you wanting more.
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New York :
Dahl, Roald
Authors, English
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
World War, 19
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Military & Wars
Edition Description:
Trade paper
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Grade Level:
from 5
7.76 x 5.06 x 0.63 in 0.41 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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