Boy: Tales of Childhood

by Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake


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    • Grades: 5 - 7
    • Ages: 10 - 13
    • Format: Paperback Book
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This wonderfully informative and very funny memoir gives readers an inside look at one of literature's most beloved—and creative—minds.

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How does a writer come up with incredible tales of real-life witches? Or a story about a devious genius who runs a chocolate factory? Or an episode about a couple of twits who turn animal cruelty into a pastime?

In Roald Dahl's case, a richly seasoned—and wildly offbeat—childhood became his amazing inspiration. Raised by Norwegian parents in Wales, he nearly lost his nose in a car accident. He was once a candy tester for Cadbury's. He was caned by a teacher for placing a dead mouse in a jar of gobstoppers. And these wacky happenings were just the beginning…

Discover more about the surprisingly true events that helped shape a young boy into an astonishing storyteller.
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    • Grades: 5 - 7
    • Ages: 10 - 13
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-590-53828-2