Boy : Tales of Childhood (Paperback)

Author: Dahl, Roald

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Presents humorous anecdotes from the authors childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school. *Author: Dahl, Roald *Subtitle: Tales of Childhood *Publication Date: 1988/09/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.75

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780140089172
SKU 30014798
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0140089179
Release Date 9/1/1988
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.25T
Author Info
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is the author of children's books that are both very popular and very controversial. His works are often criticized for what some see as racial stereotypes, violence, negative depictions of adults, and overall vulgarity. Many readers love them for their humor and honesty. Dahl was educated in England, and his works often reveal a distaste for his schoolboy years. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II until his plane what hit by machine-gun fire. Severely injured, Dahl was unable to continue as a pilot. These injuries also forced Dahl to undergo a hip-replacement operation, and he kept his old thigh bone on his desk as a paperweight. Dahl wrote many short stories for adults, and his career as a children's author began after he had children of his own with his wife, the actress Patricia Neal. Several of his books, including CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, have sold over a million copies in the United States. He also wrote three autobiographies--PAT AND ROALD, about his relationship with his first wife; BOY: TALES OF CHILDHOOD; and GOING SOLO, about his adventures during World War II. Dahl and Patricia Neal divorced in 1983; they had five children. He later married Felicity Ann Crosland.
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First Line My father, Harald Dahl, was a Norwegian who came from a small town near Oslo, called Sorpsborg.
Annotation The autobiography, up to age 20, of the author of such books as CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. The book is divided into four parts, each corresponding with the years he spent at four different schools. Readers will be able to see how Dahl's school experiences, which often involve bullying unpleasant teachers, are reflected in fictional work. B&w photographs and drawings illustrate the text.
Editors Note In 'Boy', Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. From his years as a prankster at a boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate taster for Cadbury's, Roald Dahl's boyhood was full of excitement and the unexpected as are his world-famous, best-selling books.
Editors Note 3 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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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0176
Publisher Penguin Books

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