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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and Six Moreby Roald Dahl
Synopses & Reviews
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More is a collection of seven short stories. In the title story a man gets his wish — to be able to see through solid surfaces — and must decide if he should use his power for good or for personal gain. Other memorable characters from this anthology include a boy who can talk to animals, a cunning hitchhiker with an odd talent, and a man who finds a fabulous fortune but loses a golden opportunity.
"An unforgettable read. Don't miss it" Sunday Times
If you could see with your eyes closed . . . Would you use your power for good or for personal gain? That's what Henry has to decide in "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar", one of the seven short stories in this extraordinary collection. A giant turtle and a very special boy who can talk to animals, a cunning hitchhiker and the curious driver who picks him up, and a very lucky plowman who finds a fabulous fortune but loses a golden opportunity are only a few of the characters you'll meet. A clever mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes the story of how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer (and a wealth of tips for aspiring authors). With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins.
Seven superb stories, from the world's no. 1 storyteller
Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins.
Meet the boy who can talk to animals, the man who can see with his eyes closed, and find out about the treasure buried deep underground on Thistley Green. Here are seven superb stories, full of Roald Dahl's usual magic, mystery, and suspense.
About the Author
Roald Dahl is, quite simply, one of the best-loved children's book authors of all time. He died in 1990 in Oxford, England, at the age of 74.
Quentin Blake has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children‛s books. The Children's Laureate of the United Kingdom, he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art in London.
Table of Contents
The boy who talked with animals — The hitchhiker — The Mildenhall treasure — The swan — The wonderful story of Henry Sugar — Lucky break — A piece of cake.
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