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ISBN13: 9780140089172
ISBN10: 0140089179
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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.

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"[T]he boyhood antics of this world famous and best-selling author provides a glimpse into where he got some of the plot ideas and inspirations for his most popular books." School Library Journal

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"Teenage Dahl fans will be enthralled by his autobiographical stories, which...have the drama and macabre humor of his fiction...as bright and bizarre, as daring and delightful as any made-up adventure he ever described." Booklist

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Every child who loves the books of Roald Dahl will be intrigued to discover some of the remarkable things that happened to the writer as a boy and as a young man. This autobigraphy presents humorous anecdotes from his childhood including holidays in Norway and an English boarding school.

Synopsis:

Dahl tells the story of his adventures and misadventures as a child: his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924; his first automobile ride, in which he nearly lost his nose; his many canings by Headmasters; and his vacations at home in Wales with his big family.

About the Author

Roald Dahl is one of the most successful and well-known of all children's writers. His books, which are read by children the world over, include James and the Giant Peach; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; The Witches; and Matilda.

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gail lindekugel, November 20, 2007 (view all comments by gail lindekugel)
This book is as rich as Cadburys Choclate. A slender read of real life tales of a London boarding school boyhood that are as fascinating and funny for grownups, (possibly more so!) and children alike.
Dahl simply writes, just as he might speak if you were lucky enough to be sitting across a cup of tea from him.
The squel to Boy is an equally delightful book titled Going Solo, Dahl's memoirs of flying as a WWII pilot.
This would be a great gift for a child of 9 and above.
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xbethx, November 16, 2006 (view all comments by xbethx)
this book is touching, the way that roald decribes his childhood and beyond is spetacular. The way he coped with so many deaths in so little time and how he felt int he voarding school. This a the best book ive read ina long time.
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Melissa Kinsey, August 24, 2006 (view all comments by Melissa Kinsey)
I use this as a read aloud in middle school. The stories are short, focused, and very appealing to kids and adults. You will tremble with anticipation and quiver with laughter.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140089172
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Dahl, R.
Author:
oald
Location:
London
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Dahl, roald, 1916-1990
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
142
Publication Date:
19880931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.73x5.08x.42 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 176 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140089172 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he boyhood antics of this world famous and best-selling author provides a glimpse into where he got some of the plot ideas and inspirations for his most popular books."
"Review" by , "Teenage Dahl fans will be enthralled by his autobiographical stories, which...have the drama and macabre humor of his fiction...as bright and bizarre, as daring and delightful as any made-up adventure he ever described."
"Synopsis" by , Every child who loves the books of Roald Dahl will be intrigued to discover some of the remarkable things that happened to the writer as a boy and as a young man. This autobigraphy presents humorous anecdotes from his childhood including holidays in Norway and an English boarding school.
"Synopsis" by , Dahl tells the story of his adventures and misadventures as a child: his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924; his first automobile ride, in which he nearly lost his nose; his many canings by Headmasters; and his vacations at home in Wales with his big family.

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