More about Boy: Roald Dahl's Tales from Childhood (Hardcover)

Roald Dahl's Tales from Childhood

By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374350550, 229pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2009



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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For More about Boy: Roald Dahl's Tales from Childhood

“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