Boy: Tales of Childhood

Author(s): Roald Dahl; Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Children's Non-Fiction

Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG got all his wonderful story ideas in this autobiographical account of his childhood.


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.

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Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more.


Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal and taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours.

General Fields

  • : 9780141365534
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Puffin
  • : January 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : Roald Dahl; Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
  • : Roald Dahl; Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
  • : Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
  • : Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
  • : 823.914
  • : 823.914
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Quentin Blake
  • : Quentin Blake
  • : Black and white photos and line drawings
  • : 516
  • : Black and white photos and line drawings
  • : 516
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 256