Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Boy Tales of Childhood

Boy Tales of Childhood
Item# 9780142413814

Product Description

Publisher: Puffin

Author: Roald Dahl

Boy is a fascinating memoir of Roald Dahl's childhood. Dahl shares his stories about his family, life at school and his first job. One of the most intriguing aspects of this book is that you can see the real events and preoccupations that shaped Dahl's fiction writing. As Anne Faundez writes in Junior Education, "His delight in the sweet shop and in chocolate bars, his fascination with flying, his interest in nature and his brush with bullying and corporal punishment are just some of the personal experiences with stayed with him and which he wove into his stories." The book features many black-and-white photos and extracts from letters in Roald Dahl's own handwriting. (pb)