Boy: Tales of Childhood
By Roald Dahl
Published by Penguin Group, Inc., 2009
176 pages (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 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! (from barnesandnoble.com)
It was cool learning about how a boy during that time period lived. If it was longer it would be better. Yes! [Middle schoolers should read this because] it is super interesting and that time period is rather surprising.
This book has very funny moments that would make you crackup in the middle of nothing and could freak you out so much that you could faint. This is cool because you can realize some cool moments in your life. This book had some diary entries and pictures and letters that could have been more clear but were not. Yes, [I would recommend this book to middle schoolers] because it is very funny. This will keep you happy.