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Presents humorous anecdotes from the author's childhood, including summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school.

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Excellent

Eek they have these here too!

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A long time ago, in 1916, a little boy was born to Norwegian parents living in South Wales. His father was a successful businessman, but idiosyncratic to say the least. He wanted his children to have an appreciation of beauty, so before they were born he spent hours taking his pregnant wife on...

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Super

“ROALD’S REFLECTIONS”

published 20/05/2004

Great book, easy to read

Time flies when you read it

November 1990 was a sad time for England. Not because the country’s two largest satellite broadcaster, Sky and British Satellite Broadcasting joined to form BSkyB, nor because we lost Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister. In fact, it was as far removed from these two incidents as you could...

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Excellent

“About a Boy”

published 25/02/2009

Wonderfully written, full of Dahl's delightful sto...

Over all too quickly

As an English Teacher, I come across all manner of extracts from assorted novels in textbooks - selected paragraphs of Potter, or snippets of Orwell and Huxley chosen for some part of the language they contain. However, no author seems to feature as regularly as Roald Dahl; perhaps it's because...

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Excellent

great book lots of interesting scenes

could go ino more detail

“Boy” is an autobiography by Roald Dahl and describes his eventful childhood. The book describes his holidays to Norway, his schooldays and his family history. It describes his eventful everyday life and the unusual adventures within it. The book begins in an exciting fashion as it describes his...

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Excellent

“Was you ever a boy???”

published 17/03/2007

Great Read, Easy for young children

time goes to quick when you read it

I have read this book so many times and I loved it from the first time I read it to the last time I read it. You can never get bored with this book. I am a huge fan of Roald Dahl and I think his books are great. This has to be my favorite book of his as it has funny bits in it and serious bits in...

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Excellent

“"boy" and me”

published 30/08/2003

really good book

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I first read this book when i was in year 6 when our teacher use to read use stories to keep us busy. Even though Roald Dahl describes his boarding school and grotesque and absolutely horrible i found myself at a boarding school in Oxford a couple of years later. My exparience wasn't anything...

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Excellent

Semi-Autobiographical

Going Solo is a completely different story

I first read this book when I was 12 years old, and have read it at least five times since. Roald Dahl, as we know was a man of great genius, but the almost auto-biographical account of Dahl's childhood made me both laugh and cry within one sentence. The full account includes real life events...

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Excellent

“Boy”

published 04/08/2000

Interesting & Informative

I love this book so much, I made my older sister go out and buy it for me straight away!!(Much to her distress!!) It is the interesting account of Roald Dahl's childhood, filled with facts and photographs, so you can really imagine yourself living there. I have read most of Roald Dahl's books...

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Excellent

great writer who wrote for adults and children

he has died

Roald Dahl was my all time favourite author when I was younger and now I still have many of his books, who can forget some of his classics like Charlie and The chocolate Factory, I even went to see this teatre it was brilliant. Matilda, The Witches, James and The Giant Peach, George's Marvellous...

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Excellent

“A truly outstanding read.”

published 03/02/2006

Takes you back to life as it used to be.

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Boy takes you back in to the childhood of Roald Dahl, perhaps one of the most popular and well-read of all children's authors. It details his family life from just before he was, through to when he left school. It tells of his own personal journey, and of all of the exciting and interesting...

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Excellent

“Boy tales of childhood”

published 28/05/2006

FAntastic, brillieant, heavy

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Welcome everyone! This book is about when Roald dahl waas young. Many remarkble things have happened to Roald dahl when he was a boy. No doubt proving some of the marvellous ideas for his later books. Like his stories, Dahls childhood tales are unmissable. A brilliantly coloured, sometimes...

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Excellent

published 22/05/2008

I ENJOY THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT EXPRESES THE WAY WE ALL ARE AND WERE AS KIDS AND LETS ALL KIDS KNOW ABOUT ALL HIS ADVENTURES AS A LITTLE BOY. ADAM ARNOLD

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