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Boy: Tales of Childhood

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Publisher Comments:

In Boy, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. From his years as a prankster at boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury's, Roald Dahl's boyhood was as full of excitement and the unexpected as are his world-famous, best-selling books. Packed with anecdotes — some funny, some painful, all interesting — this is a book that's sure to please.

Synopsis:

In "Boy", Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. From his years as a prankster at boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury's, Dahl's boyhood was as full of excitement and the unexpected as are his world-famous, bestselling books.

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:
9780141303055
Subtitle:
Tales of Childhood
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Puffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Stories
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Authors, English -- 20th century.
Subject:
Dahl, Roald - Childhood and youth
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 75
Publication Date:
19990201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.66x5.02x.46 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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