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Boy: Tales of Childhood Kindle Edition

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Book 1 of 2 in Roald Dahl autobiography

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Length: 175 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Teenage Dahl fans will be enthralled by his autobiographical stories, which...have the drama and macabre humor of his fiction...as bright and bizarre, as daring and delightful as any made-up adventure he ever described." --Booklist
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Gr 5 Up-Dahl's childhood memoir (Farrar, Straus, 1984) contains anecdotal memories from his earliest years through his teens, including the terrorizing of a candy shop owner in the "Great Mouse Plot of 1924," which he recounts with a mixture of apology and fiendish delight, as well as unfortunate run-ins with "the birch rod" at various educational institutions. In addition to the tales themselves, Dahl's reminisces are punctuated with explanations of esoteric references related to pre-World War II England and Norway which may be unfamiliar to listeners. Children will derive delight from the author's stories of his family, including his "ancient half sister" and his summer vacations among the frigid fjords of Norway, where he'd eat fresh-caught fish from the sea. Dan Stevens's excellent narration adds another layer of charm. Listeners will be eager to devour more tales from the author's companion volumes, More About Boy and Going Solo. An excellent listen for the young and young at heart.-Michaela Schied, Indian River Middle School, Philadelphia, NYα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journal. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Roald Dahl’s engaging autobiography volume one; the childhood years
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful story of Dahl’s early years
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4.0 out of 5 stars An insight into Roald Dahl's background. Easy to read printing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars of course. Roald Dahl's finest, read brilliantly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another great roald Dahl book
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and true to life
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5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood favourite
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