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    DescriptionWhere did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories? 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!


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    Title
    Boy
    Subtitle
    Tales of Childhood
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780142413814
    ISBN 10: 014241381X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: NFXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: YNM
    BIC E4L: PEO
    BIC subject category V2: YQE
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 216
    DC22: 823/.914
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: EV082
    Ingram Theme: APPR/HOMSCH, TOPC/HOMSCH
    Ingram Subject Code: CB
    Libri: I-CB
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007030
    Ingram Theme: CTHD/BIOGRA, CURR/BIOGRA
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: PR6054.A35 Z46 2009
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: YNL
    BIC E4L: NXX, YQG
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    01 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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