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Boy: Tales of Childhood

Boy: Tales of Childhood

Includes 30 line drawings by the inimitable Quentin Blake. This story of author's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.

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ISBN 9780141365534
Barcode 9780141365534
Published 16 May 2016 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780141365534
ISBN-10 0141365536
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 16 May 2016
International Publication Date 11 February 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Category Writers, Poets & Dramatists
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 207g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 673429

Description of this Book

Boy, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days, illustrated by Quentin Blake. An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details. This is not an autobiography. (Roald Dahl). This reissue, in brand new Roald Dahl branding, includes 30 delightful line drawings by the inimitable Quentin Blake. Throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Roald Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. Boy is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all 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 - and there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twir or Miss! and House of Twits inspired by the revolting Twits.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal and taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours.

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