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It's A Plot, A Grown Up Plot To Keep Us Quiet

AdvantagesEek they have these here too!

DisadvantagesBums.

" 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 "glorious walks" to take in the natural splendour of the countryside. In this way he hoped that the wonder of nature and an appreciation of it would somehow ..." Read review
10.06.2002

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ROALD’S REFLECTIONS Review with images

AdvantagesGreat book, easy to read

DisadvantagesTime 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 possibly imagine. On 23rd November 1990, aged 74, Roald Dahl, creator of several of the world’s most engaging children’s books died as a result of a rare blood disorder ..." Read review
20.05.2004

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About a Boy

AdvantagesWonderfully written, full of Dahl's delightful storytelling ability

DisadvantagesOver 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 his books are especially accessible, or perhaps there's something essentially English in character about his writing. In any case, I always enjoy coming across ..." Read review
25.02.2009

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boy has no ordinary boys life

Advantagesgreat book lots of interesting scenes

Disadvantagescould 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 very unusual upbringing and members of his family. The main character is obviously Roald Dahl himself as it is an autobiography and subsequently the book ..." Read review
19.01.2005

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Boy

AdvantagesInteresting & Informative

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"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, but this will always be my favourite because it's the only one in which we actually meet him, and discover his past, and live through his childhood with him. I ..." Read review
04.08.2000

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Jamz.13

Was you ever a boy???

Advantages Great Read, Easy for young children

Disadvantages 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 it. I think all children's books should have some serious bits in it. This book is an autobiography from Roald Dahl himself telling events in his life. There ..." Read review
17.03.2007

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"boy" and me

Advantagesreally good book

Disadvantagesnon

"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 like the book gladly but i did have my fair share of mean teachers! The book itself: The book is set in France, Great Britain and Norway. This is where ..." Read review
30.08.2003

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Community Level 5sam123

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His books will be continued to be read

Advantagesgreat writer who wrote for adults and children

Disadvantageshe 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 Medicine were other good books written by him. I apologise if I have missed any good books out, but these are the ones I can remember at the top of my head. I ..." Read review
17.03.2001

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Boy - Tales of an amazing book

AdvantagesSemi-Autobiographical

DisadvantagesGoing 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, dusted with Dahl's amazing imagination... Creating what feels like a fairy tale. "Boy, Tales of Childhood" is a refreshing change from the incredible fully ..." Read review
15.07.2006

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A truly outstanding read.

AdvantagesTakes you back to life as it used to be.

DisadvantagesNone.

"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 things that he became involved in - from planting a mouse in the local sweet shop, to the days he used to go on holiday back home to his native Norway - via about ..." Read review
03.02.2006

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Missgoten

Boy tales of childhood

AdvantagesFAntastic, brillieant, heavy

Disadvantagesnone

"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 grotesque and sometimes magical world - ' Sunday times ' There is phrase that made me cry which is its like a poem: ' thought out my young days at school ..." Read review
28.05.2006

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