The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar

Paperback | December 16, 1999

byRoald DahlIllustratorQuentin Blake

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Seven superb short stories from the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG

Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins.

"All the tales are entrancing inventions." —Publishers Weekly

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Roald Dahl’s wicked sense of humour infuses all of his writings: novels for children, short stories and perhaps in particular his personal memoirs. The seven selections chosen for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More amply reflect this trenchant sense of morality and caustic attitude toward humanity. Certain to delight his y...

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Seven superb short stories from the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roal...

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If you could see with your eyes closed . . . Would you use your power for good or for personal gain? That's what Henry has to decide in "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar", one of the seven short stories in this extraordinary collection. A giant turtle and a very special boy who can talk to animals, a cunning hitchhiker and the curiou...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.77 × 5.07 × 0.59 inPublished:December 16, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141304707

ISBN - 13:9780141304700

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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From Our Editors

Roald Dahl’s wicked sense of humour infuses all of his writings: novels for children, short stories and perhaps in particular his personal memoirs. The seven selections chosen for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More amply reflect this trenchant sense of morality and caustic attitude toward humanity. Certain to delight his younger fans, the title story describes the ethical choice young Henry must make when he discovers that he can see with his eyes shut. The interesting inclusion of Dahl’s first story and a musing piece on the origins of his writing career appear with pieces that are by turns gruesome and poignant, which is the storyteller at his best. In "The Boy Who Talked with Animals," the small hero of the tale saves a life — in "The Swan," a pair of mean kids do their best to take some lives. Illustrated with the bizarre and consummately English artwork of Quentin Blake, this collection is essential reading for fans big, small, nice or nasty.

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"Few modern writers have attracted such an appreciative audience among adults and children as Dahl. . . . All the tales are entrancing inventions." —Publishers Weekly