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Boy: Tales of Childhood


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BOY, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days, illustrated by Quentin Blake. As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop.
There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's.
You'll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the motor-car accident when Roald's nose was nearly sliced clean off . . .
Roald Dahl vividly shares his memories; some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. All are true. You can listen to all of Roald Dahl's stories on Puffin Audiobooks, read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Boy: Tales of Childhood Reviews | Toppsta

  • ISBN: 9780141365534
  • Pub Date: 11th February 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 256

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15th October '17
I read it myself (an adult)
Boy: Tales of Childhood 9780141365534
5 stars
Enthralling read, very interesting man much more so than you might imagine.
20th September '16
I read it myself (an adult)
Boy: Tales of Childhood 9780141365534
5 stars
This was the first autobiography I read, aged 8. The tales that he recalls from his childhood do not date, despite being nearly a century old. The Great Mouse Plot, and the subsequent caning, are so vividly told that they grip the reader and transport you to a bygone era. I would recommend this to any children, particularly bits, aged 8 and over.
12th October '18
ChildGenius read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Boy: Tales of Childhood 9780141365534
4 stars
This was one of the first autobiographical books which I read and the interesting true anecdotes gripped me. I couldn’t put down the book, once I picked it up. Roald Dahl describes his childhood from age 4, his boarding school life and other so many true stories from his life. This book is a must read for all Roald Dahl fans. 
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Roald Dahl Biography
Roald Dahl is one of the world’s greatest children’s book authors. Born in Wales in 1916 to Norwegian parents, he was a mischievous child and was always in trouble at school.

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About Quentin Blake

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Quentin Blake is a much celebrated English illustrator, author and lecturer. He was born in London in 1932 and is still very active, helping to decorate public spaces including hospitals, galleries and theatres with his drawings. In 2013 he was kni...

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