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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
    Superb stories, daring deeds, fantastic adventures!

    Going Solo is the action-packed tale of Roald Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Learn all about his encounters with the enemy, his worldwide travels, the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a plane accident, and the rest of his sometimes bizarre, often unnerving, and always colorful adventures. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl one of the world's best-loved writers, Going Solo brings you directly into the action and into the mind of this fascinating man.


    ISBN 9780142413838
    Format Paperback
    Pages 209
    Publisher Date 2009-01-22 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Puffin
    Copyright Year 1986
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.4 lb
    Language English
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Dahl, Roald
    Country of Origin United States

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