Boy by Roald Dahl
Tales of Childhood

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Where did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories?

From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don’t yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl. Sure to captivate and delight you, the boyhood antics of this master storyteller are not to be missed!

About Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl is considered one of the most beloved writers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including "The Witches" and" Matilda", delight an ever-growing legion of fans.
Published January 22, 2009 by Puffin. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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THE WITCHES, By Roald Dahl. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. 202 pp. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $10.95. (Ages 9 and Up) ROALD DAHL knows every bit as well as Bruno Bettelheim that children love the macabre, the terrifying, the mythic. In his latest book, ''The Witches,'' a 7-year-old...

Nov 13 1983 | Read Full Review of Boy: Tales of Childhood

The Bookbag

Summary: For children and adults, Boy will make everybody laugh, as does everything written by Roald Dahl.

Jan 03 2011 | Read Full Review of Boy: Tales of Childhood

Suite 101

The Boy in the Dress (Harper Collins, 2008) tells the story of twelve-year-old Dennis.

Feb 12 2009 | Read Full Review of Boy: Tales of Childhood

Common Sense Media

In this last section, Dahl also looks forward in time to his coming adventures in Africa, and allows himself some observations about how his childhood experiences shaped his later life.

Jan 01 1984 | Read Full Review of Boy: Tales of Childhood

Between ages seven and nine, Dahl attended school in his Welsh hometown, where he and his friends declared war on the neighborhood sweetshop witch and were roundly caned by the schoolmaster.

Oct 09 2014 | Read Full Review of Boy: Tales of Childhood

Gr 5-Up—Here Dahl recounts memories from his earliest years through his teens, including terrorizing a candy-shop owner in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924, which he recounts with a mixture of abject apology and fiendish delight, as well as unfortunate run-ins with "the birch rod" at various educatio...

Jan 01 2014 | Read Full Review of Boy: Tales of Childhood

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