|aBoy |btales of childhood|cRoald Dahl ; cover illustrations by Quentin Blake.
|aNew York|bPuffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.|c2013.
|a176 p.|bill.|c20 cm.
|aReprint. Originally published : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1984.
|aStarting-point: Papa and Mama -- Kindergarten, 1922-3 -- Llandaff Cathedral School, 1923-5 (age 7-9): Bicycle and the sweet-shop -- Great mouse plot -- Mr. Coombes -- Mrs. Pratchett's revenge -- Going to Norway -- Magic Island -- Visit to the doctor -- St. Peter's, 1925-9 (age 9-13): First day -- Writing home -- Matron -- Homesickness -- Drive in the motor-car -- Captain Hardcastle -- Little Ellis and the boil -- Goat's tobacco -- Repton and Shell, 1929-36 (age 13-20): Getting dressed for the big school -- Boazers -- Headmaster -- Chocolates -- Corkers -- Fagging -- Games and photography -- Goodbye school.
|aPresents humorous anecdotes from the author's childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school.
|aDahl, Roald|vJuvenile literature.
|aDahl, Roald|xChildhood and youth.
|aAuthors, English|y20th century|vDiaries.
|aAuthors, English|y20th century|vBiography.
|aGreat Britain|xPolitics and government|y19th century.
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 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