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More About Boy

Roald Dahl's Tales from Childhood

Roald Dahl;illustrated by Quentin Blake

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Twenty-five years ago in Boy, the world’s favorite storyteller recollected scenes from his youth—some funny, some frightening, all true. More About Boy is the expanded story of Roald Dahl’s childhood, with his original text augmented by never-before-seen material from behind the scenes, and some of the secrets that were left out. Dahl’s adventures and misadventures during his school years are crowded with people as strange and wonderful as any character he created and are as exciting and full of the unexpected as his celebrated fiction.
 
This special keepsake hardcover edition is filled with personal memorabilia such as family photos, letters, report cards, plus dozens of illustrations by Quentin Blake, as well as a quiz to test the knowledge of Dahl afficionados of all shapes and sizes.
Twenty-five years ago in Boy, the world’s favorite storyteller recollected scenes from his youth—some funny, some frightening, all true. More About Boy is the expanded story of Roald Dahl’s childhood, with his original text augmented by never-before-seen material from behind the scenes, and some of the secrets that were left out. Dahl’s adventures and misadventures during his school years are crowded with people as strange and wonderful as any character he created and are as exciting and full of the unexpected as his celebrated fiction.  This special keepsake hardcover edition is filled with personal memorabilia such as family photos, letters, report cards, plus dozens of illustrations by Quentin Blake, as well as a quiz to test the knowledge of Dahl afficionados of all shapes and sizes.

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Praise for More About Boy

“Pages are chock-a-block with photos of young Dahl and his environs, reproductions of relevant regalia; relevant quotes from Dahl’s books, and, of course, Quentin Blake’s wiry, goofy art.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Dahl's revealing writing, open and full of wicked humor, is certain to endear the beloved writer known to his family as “Boy” to a new generation.” —Publishers Weekly
“Pages are chock-a-block with photos of young Dahl and his environs, reproductions of relevant regalia; relevant quotes from Dahl’s books, and, of course, Quentin Blake’s wiry, goofy art.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Dahl's revealing writing, open and full of wicked humor, is certain to endear the beloved writer known to his family as “Boy” to a new generation.” —Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Roald Dahl;illustrated by Quentin Blake

  • Roald Dahl (1916-90) is the beloved author of classics such as CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and THE WITCHES, both made into movies. His birthday, September 13th, is celebrated around the world as Roald Dahl Day.

  • Roald Dahl Photo by Mark Gerson
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More About Boy

Roald Dahl's Tales from Childhood

Roald Dahl;illustrated by Quentin Blake

  • Hardcover

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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