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How would you get rid of a murder weapon without causing suspicion? Where would you hide a diamond where no one else would think of looking? What if you found out that the tattoo on your back was worth over a million dollars? You will discover that just about anything is possible in a Roald Dahl story, and here are eleven of his very best.


This fiendishly clever collection of 13 tales introduces teenagers to the adult short stories of Roald Dahl, described as one of the greatest storytellers who ever lived.

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:

Table of Contents

Skin — Lamb to the slaughter — The sound machine — An African story — Galloping Foxley — The wish — The surgeon — Dip in the pool — The champion of the world — Beware of the dog — My lady love, my dove.

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Dahl, Roald
New York :
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Short stories
Short stories, english
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Paperback / softback
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Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
8.54x5.72x.80 in. .70 lbs.
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