Boy: Tales Of Childhood by Roald DahlBoy: Tales Of Childhood by Roald Dahl

Boy: Tales Of Childhood

byRoald Dahl

Paperback | September 6, 1988

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Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG got all his wonderful story ideas in this autobiographical account of his childhood! 

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!
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 ...
Title:Boy: Tales Of ChildhoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:September 6, 1988Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140089179

ISBN - 13:9780140089172

Appropriate for ages: 10 - 14


Rated 5 out of 5 by from An interesting almost biography Reading this as a kid, I was so horrified at some of the instances that were a commonality in all childhoods during this time period. But it was so interesting to read, like opening up a time capsule from another period of time I had no idea about as a young child.
Date published: 2018-01-14

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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