Boy: Tales of Childhood

Boy: Tales of Childhood

Roald Dahl Quentin Blake / Dec 07, 2019

Boy Tales of Childhood Where 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

  • Title: Boy: Tales of Childhood
  • Author: Roald Dahl Quentin Blake
  • ISBN: 9780142413814
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • Where 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 teWhere 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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      • Roald Dahl Quentin Blake

        Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940 s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world s bestselling authors.Dahl s first published work, inspired by a meeting with C S Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake The story, about his wartime adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for 900, and propelled him into a career as a writer Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuel.His first children s book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943 Dahl went on to create some of the best loved children s stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.He also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper s, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world wide acclaim Dahl wrote than 60 short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards in 1954, for the collection Someone Like You in 1959, for the story The Landlady and in 1980, for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on Skin.


    526 Comments

    1. Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A melancholy little book that reveals the dreariest aspects of Dahl's young life with sparse connections drawn between his real-life experiences and the fictional characters from his fanciful children's books.


    2. I love reading nonfiction, especially autobiographies. This book was not just any autobiography but a book about Roald Dahl's childhood. Growing up I loved the book Matilda and enjoyed James and the Giant Peach and the BFG and now as an adult I am making it my goal to read all his books. I just set this goal a couple weeks ago and have read this book and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.Roald Dahl told fascinating stories about his childhood up the the age of 18. He explained his extreme love of [...]


    3. English / ItalianoChosen by my daughter as bedtime reading, this book immediately got an excellent response from her. It's easy for a writer like Roald Dahl to produce novels for kids. Even his life takes the form of an extravagant novel for kids. Imagination is fundamental to the writer, and life experience is no less. Probably it's the perfect mix of experience and imagination to constitute the perfect recipe for a successful writer.Vote: 7Scelto da mia figlia come lettura serale prima di anda [...]


    4. Boy: Tales of Childhood (Roald Dahl's Autobiography #1), Roald Dahlعنوانها: پسر؛ خاطرات پسر بچه؛نویسنده: رولد دال؛ تاریه نخستین خوانش: ششم ماه فوریه سال 2000 میلادیعنوان: پسر؛ نویسنده: رولد دال؛ تصویرگر: کوینتن بلیک؛ مترجم: شهلا طهماسبی؛ تهران، نشر مرکز، کتاب مریم، 1378؛ در چهار و 166 ص؛ شابک: 9643054586؛ چاپ دوم 1381؛ [...]


    5. This is a charming collection of stories from Roald Dahl's childhood. I loved his books when I was a kid (my favorites were Danny the Champion of the World, The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and it was fun to hear some true tales from the great storyteller.One of my favorite stories was about the free candy bars he got when he was at boarding school. Cadbury's would send over boxes of test chocolates, and the boys would sample the new flavors and write their reviews. Dahl said the b [...]


    6. (Deciding to re-read this book was inspired by the wonderful ladies at Gathering Books and their fantastic bimonthly meme‘Everything Dahl and Magical’. Which I absolutely adore. )“When writing about oneself, one must strive to be truthful. Truth is more important than modesty. I must tell you, therefore, that it was I and I alone who had the idea for the great and daring Mouse Plot. We all have our moments of brilliance and glory, and this was mine.”I first read this glorious memoir aged [...]


    7. One of the great authors of children's stories, Roald Dahl entertains readers with this piece that encompasses his life to age twenty. While Dahl clearly states that this piece is not an autobiography (for those sorts of books are filled with stale and dusty tales), this is a fabulous compendium of memories from his early years. The eldest son of two Norwegians, Dahl's early years were a mixture of pain (he lost his sister and father within a single week) and childhood frivolity (he loved to pla [...]


    8. This is a good little book - quite a historical artefact now as Dahl, writing in the mid-80´s, talks about events which are taking place about 100 years ago from today. He´s a very clear, cutting writer, with plain yet highly original style. This is mostly because of he sticks to writing about what HE finds interesting - caning, for example, which is described over and over in great detail. As he says, he is revolted by it - especially luxuriating in describing the ritual his Repton headmaster [...]


    9. I should probably give this 5 stars as I really enjoyed this, liked this and it's so good. I mean there is a lot of pain here and it's so funny.Dahl is telling stories from his childhood. He would holiday in the summer in Norway with his family every year. He also went to boarding school. You can see how this is the seeds for almost all his stories. All the horror of adults he tells come from his experience at school. I can't believe some stuff he had to live through. It was abusive.There was ca [...]


    10. I read this in year 7 for English and I loved it. Me, I normally hate school books. But this one was different, I really liked this one. It was just so interesting. I can still remember half the stuff that happened in the book. That is how much it stuck with me. I recommend this to fans of Roald Dahl and even non fans, this book is different from all his other work. Good differentI still recommend it, the things that happen and how he describes it is just That is the only word to describe the bo [...]


    11. My interest in reading this novel was stimulated a few weeks ago when I visited some friends, one of whom over the course of the evening dug up his collection of Roald Dahl books and proceeded to reintroduce us the magic we had near forgetten we had experienced as children in reading them. I have always loved the sheer dottiness of the tales of Roald Dahl - the horrid nature of the some of his adult characters and the heroic nature of his young but strong willed main characters. What I loved abo [...]


    12. This is the first instalment of Dahl’s autobiography – written with his customary wit, style and accessibility. ‘Boy’ provides an entertaining insight into Dahl's early years and upbringing. Included here are some events that undoubtedly provided influence and ideas for some of his later novels.Minor quibble – in the edition I was reading, many of the facsimiles of excerpts from letters / reports etc. from Dahl’s childhood were somewhat difficult to read due to the size of the writin [...]


    13. Before this year, I'd never read any of Dahl's work, and when I picked this up I didn't realize that it was an autobiography. So imagine my surprise when I crack the book open and see nothing at all whimsical or silly. Which is cool, but just not what I expected. Not reading the description strikes again! Anyway, this is a nice collection of stories from Dahl's childhood and while I think that maybe a bit is embellished (who can remember that much detail from early childhood?), I enjoyed it quit [...]


    14. We all have our moments of brilliance and glory, and this was mine.This novel consists of a myriad of short stories that centered on memorable events throughout Dahl's childhood. Each story had bits ofwonder, adventure, intrigue and terror.Lots of terror. When writing about oneself, one must strive to be truthful. Truth is more important than modesty.The stories about doctor's visits and accidents were the most memorable - for they were described inextremely explicit detail. I was covering my mo [...]


    15. A really lovely, endearing and funny account of a very lovely, endearing and altogether adventurous childhood from a wonderful author. Full review to follow.Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Shop | Etsy


    16. This was one of those eye openers for me as a child; I read Boy countless times (and back home still have the well worn edition from 1986). The concept of an autobiography was so new and radical, at a time when reading was all make believe and fiction; it 'really happened', it wasn't made up! Rather, a magical book that opened up another world, glimpsing a life I would never experience. His remembrances of childhood and school life are frank, vivid and frequently horrific. In particular, his acc [...]


    17. این کتاب به نوعی به عنوان زندگینامه‌ی رولد دال شناخته می‌شه اما اصلا شبیه یک بیوگرافی خسته کننده نیست. کتاب پر از داستان‌های بامزه از زندگی شخصی رولد دال ه و با خوندن این کتاب می‌بینیم که شخصیت خودش تا چه حد توی خلق داستان‌هاش مؤثر بوده.شخصیت مادر رولد دال رو خیلی زیاد دوست [...]


    18. This is my favorite autobiography. I was envious of Dahl when he told of the story of when Cadbury would send new candy to his boarding school for the children to test. I remember the candy he described, it sounded delicious, but today you can't find the candy because this was around the 40's. I don't know why I just went on a tangent about candy; I guess Roald Dahl has that effect on me.


    19. Ο Ρόαλντ Νταλ, γνωστός και αγαπημένος σε όλο τον κόσμο χάρη στα πολύ ωραία και ευχάριστα παιδικά βιβλία του, έγραψε και δυο μικρά βιβλία, κάτι σαν αυτοβιογραφίες, με προσωπικές στιγμές από το παρελθόν του, με γεγονότα που τον στιγμάτισαν με τον έναν ή τον άλλο τρόπο. Πρώτο βι [...]


    20. 3 ½ stars. I was sad and angry that so much punishment and cruelty was done to boys in the school system.Roald went to a Welsh school for kindergarten. The teacher beat him with a cane. His mother then sent him to different English schools thinking they were the best schools in the world. But sadly, in every school he went to he was beaten with a cane either by teachers, headmasters, or boys with the title Boazer(Prefect). When Roald was a teen he was a star athlete. That usually would have mad [...]


    21. I am very fond of reading books about children’s bitter experiences. Perhaps I believe in American psychologist, Erik Fromm’s belief that “ to understand children, we, adults, try to think like a child again.”Unfortunately, not all adults are aware of this fact. That’s why the main purpose of literature is to educate people about life, basically about children life. I have read some books about children. I can hardly ever forget Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt ( 5 stars ), The Butche [...]


    22. Funny and moving account of a 1920s chldhood in Wales, England and Norway, written by a master storyteller.



    23. I don't know if it was the book itself, my affinity towards Roald Dahl, or Dan Stevens' narration, but I absolutely adored this and, like listening to your grandfather's old stories, would most definitely listen to it again.


    24. What child is not completely enamored by the stories written by Roald Dahl? For that matter, what adult does not have a special place in their heart for his audacious, fantastical, magical, whimsical tales? Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, James & The Giant Peach, Fantastic Mister Fox, Matilda. To name only a few. Not to mention his equally magnificent fiction / nonfiction for adults.Here is a chance for a behind-the-scenes look into this storyteller's world. What was this man's childhoo [...]


    25. Reading this was such a pleasure, since Roald Dahl’s books were among our favorites when my children were younger. I haven’t yet seriously ventured into his books for adults. I tried to read one of them, but it was dark and I was sitting alone in the car and got seriously scared. I still want to give them a go and haven’t quite given up yet. Anyway, I digress. This is an easy and quick read as far as autobiographies go. It’s not a complete autobiography, however, just enjoyable stories a [...]


    26. Roald Dahl è il mio mito.Lo è da quando, a sette anni o giù di lì, l'ho scoperto per la prima volta, e probabilmente lo sarà per sempre.Ha una voce inconfondibile, una visione del mondo che fa invidia e una vita splendidamente eccitante. C'è qualcosa nel suo modo di scrivere che rende ogni aneddoto, ogni capitolo e ogni personaggio assolutamente memorabile e facile da visualizzare. È divertente, a tratti esilarante, confortante e spaventoso, e a volte serio. È questo, forse, quello che h [...]


    27. I'm not usually one for autobiographies, but this one rocked. Ronald Dahl was a fortunate child. Fortunate that he wasn't killed many times by events in his life and by the awesome adventures and memories he was privileged to have.I will give you my favorite excerpt from this book."It won't take two seconds, " the doctor said. He spoke gently, and I was seduced by his voice. Like an ass, I opened my mouth.The tiny blade flashed in the bright light and disappeared into my mouth.You must read the [...]


    28. Boy è il romanzo autobiografico di uno dei maggiori scrittori per ragazzi di sempre. Per scoprire la genesi del genio di Roald Dahl e di molti dei suoi personaggi più riusciti questa è una lettura obbligata.Vissuto dal 1916 al 1990, Roald Dahl ebbe una vita molto movimentata. Nato a Llandaff, paesino del Galles, da genitori norvegesi, perse il padre in tenera età ma ebbe la fortuna di crescere con una madre coraggiosa e molto pratica, che si fece carico della sua grande famiglia allargata (o [...]


    29. From BBC Radio 4 - Drama:To celebrate the centenary year of Roald Dahl's birth, a full dramatization of tales from his own childhood. Sometimes magical, sometimes grotesque but always true, Dahl's boyhood stories are as remarkable as the acclaimed fiction he would go on to write as an adult."An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life. It is usually full of all sorts of boring details. This is not an autobiography."The story of Roald Dahl's childhood is filled with excitement a [...]


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