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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,...
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,...
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  • 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!

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    The great and daring mouse plot

    I kept to the rear of the group, and when I saw Mrs. Pratchett turn her head away for a couple of seconds to fish a Sherbet Sucker out of the box, I lifted the heavy glass lid of the Gobstopper jar and dropped the mouse in. Then I replaced the lid as silently as possible. My heart was thumping like mad and my hands had gone all sweaty.

    “And one Bootlace, please,” I heard Thwaites saying. When I turned around, I saw Mrs. Pratchett holding out the Bootlace in her filthy fingers.

    “I don’t want all the lot of you troopin’ in ’ere if only one of you is buyin’,” she screamed at us. “Now beat it! Go on, get out!”

    As soon as we were outside, we broke into a run. “Did you do it?” they shouted at me.

    “Of course I did!” I said.

    “Well done you!” they cried. “What a super show!”

    I felt like a hero. I was a hero. It was marvelous to be so popular.

    Puffin Books by Roald Dahl

    The BFG

    Boy: Tales of Childhood

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    Danny the Champion of the World

    Dirty Beasts

    The Enormous Crocodile

    Esio Trot

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    George’s Marvelous Medicine

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

    Going Solo

    James and the Giant Peach

    The Magic Finger

    Matilda

    The Minpins

    The Missing Golden Ticket

    and Other Splendiferous Secrets

    Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes

    The Twits

    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke

    The Witches

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    ROALD
    DAHL

    BOY

    Tales of Childhood

    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. I would never write a history of myself. On the other hand, throughout my young days at school and just afterwards a number of things happened to me that I have never forgotten.

    None of these things is important, but each of them made such a tremendous impression on me that I have never been able to get them out of my mind. Each of them, even after a lapse of fifty and sometimes sixty years, has remained seared on my memory.

    I didn’t have to search for any of them. All I had to do was skim them off the top of my consciousness and write them down.

    Some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. I suppose that is why I have always remembered them so vividly. All are true.

    R.D.

    THERE’S MORE TO ROALD DAHL THAN GREAT STORIES . . .

    Did you know that 10% of author royalties* from this book go to help the work of the Roald Dahl charities?

    Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity exists to make life better for seriously ill children because it believes that every child has the right to a marvellous life.

    This marvellous charity helps thousands of children each year living with serious conditions of the blood and the brain – causes important to Roald Dahl in his lifetime – whether by providing nurses, equipment or toys for today’s children in the UK, or helping tomorrow’s children everywhere through pioneering research.

    Can you do something marvellous to help others?

    Find out how at...

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  • DOGO Books victoriak - This story is about all the fantastic adventures Roald had in his childhood. The characters in the story are all the excellent family Dahl had. Roald went to many schools and he was very mischievous .The book takes place in the school, in the street and in the house. Which mischief do you think Roald Dahl got into? I enjoyed this book because I was very interested in all the fabulous childhood adventures Roald Dahl had. My favorite part was when Roald made a very big mistake because he found a rat in a secret place. I recommend this book to people that love adventures and specially real adventures . Children who are 9 or more years should read this book.

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