Boy: Tales of Childhood is the story of Roald Dahl's very own boyhood.
Including takes of sweet-shops and chocolate, mean old ladies and a Great Mouse Plot - the inspiration for some of his most marvellous storybooks in the years to come. These tales are full of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.
'An autobiography is a book a person writes about their own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details. This is not an autobiogrpahy' - Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.
Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.
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The first part, "Boy" is a memoir of Roald Dahl's childhood: family, school, pastimes and the transition from boy to man are portrayed - from the Great Mouse Plot of 1924 and family holidays in Norway, to the testing of chocolate for Cadbury's. In the second part, "Going Solo", Dahl resumes his story, this time as a young man taking up his first job in East Africa. Tales of deadly snakes on the ground, daring deeds in the air, African safaris and terrifying encounters with the Hun are all included in this volume.Product Description:
The remarkable story of Roald Dahl's early years at school and with his family. Like his stories, Dahl's childhood tales are unmissable. This edition has a great new Quentin Blake cover and a new end section of facts about Roald Dahl.
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Book Description Puffin, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 192 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141322764
Book Description Puffin Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 141322764
Book Description Puffin Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141322764