Boy: Tales of Childhood (Hardback)

Roald Dahl’s wacky true story of his boyhood. It even has a real chocolate factory. Before he created the BFG or the Twits, Roald Dahl was… a boy. And the true story of his boyhood is as funny, wonderful and strange as any of the stories he wrote later! In this much-loved memoir, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. It’s an unforgettable story of boarding school pranks, laugh-out-loud jokes, horrible teachers, sweet shops, mice and chocolates.

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  • awesome book.

    19 July 2014

  • loved it

    Boy is the tale of Roald Dahl (arguably one of the best authors ever) and his life as a school boy. Unlike most autobiographies it only contains exciting, funny stories about when he was a child and it has no boring details about his adult life. I loved it!

    4 July 2014

  • interesting!

    8 March 2014

  • okay

    This book was ok. You could see where Roald Dahl gets some of his inspirations and ideas from as well as getting to know him a bit better. It wasn’t really the right sort of book for me but it was still very interesting!

    7 March 2014

  • loved it

    This is one of Roald Dahl’s best books. It is hard to believe that all these things actually happened but I know that they did.

    6 March 2014

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!

    Awards

    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

  • Awards

    Quentin Blake was awarded the 2012 Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to children’s literature.

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