Boy Tales of Childhood

ISBN-10: 0140089179
ISBN-13: 9780140089172
Edition: 2003
Authors: Roald Dahl
List price: $14.00 Buy it from $0.01
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Many remarkable things happened to Roald Dahl when he was a boy, providing some of the marvellous ideas for his books. Like his stories, his childhood tales are unmissible.

Used Starting from $9.08
New Starting from $12.89
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Art Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of World Philosophies Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
American History Volume 1 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Music Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/6/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Many remarkable things happened to Roald Dahl when he was a boy, providing some of the marvellous ideas for his books. Like his stories, his childhood tales are unmissible.

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

Starting-point
Papa and Mama
Kindergarten, 1922-3
Llandaff Cathedral School, 1923-5 (age 7-9)
The bicycle and the sweet-shop
The Great Mouse Plot
Mr Coombes
Mrs Pratchett's revenge
Going to Norway
The magic island
A visit to the doctor
St Peter's, 1925-9 (age 9-13)
First day
Writing home
The Matron
Homesickness
A drive in the motor-car
Captain Hardcastle
Little Ellis and the boil
Goat's tobacco
Repton and Shell, 1929-36 (age 13-20)
Getting dressed for the big school
Boazers
The Headmaster
Chocolates
Corkers
Fagging
Games and photography
Goodbye school

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×