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Umbrella Man and Other Stories (Now in Speak!)

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Synopsis:

By turns shocking, ironic, humorous, and touching, these 13 stories are specially selected to appeal to teens. Filled with bizarre twists and unexpected delights, this collection proves Roald Dahl's standing as one of the world's foremost storytellers.

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:
9780141302713
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Puffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Short stories, english
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Now in Speak!
Series Volume:
no. 158]
Publication Date:
20000701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 x 0.81 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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