More About Boy: Roald Dahl's Tales from Childhood (Paperback)

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    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 to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

    After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

    Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

    Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com
    More About Boy is the story of Roald Dahl?s very own boyhood, as told in Boy, featuring never-before-seen material from behind the scenes, and some of the secrets he left out. Enjoy tales of sweet shops and chocolate, mean old ladies and a Great Mouse Plot?the inspiration for some of his most marvelous stories in the years to come. This stunning new edition includes some wonderful and strange things that have NEVER been seen before! Some funny, some frightening?all true.

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    ISBN 9780142414989
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 219
    Publisher Date 2009-09-03 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Puffin
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.75 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Roald Dahl's Tales from Childhood
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Dahl, Roald

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