The Vicar of Nibbleswickeby Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
At last a cure is found and the mild-mannered vicar can resume normal service. Or at least as
The Reverend Lee is suffering from a rare and acutely embarrassing situation: Back-to-Front Dyslexia. It affects only his speech, and he doesn't realize he's doing it, but the parishioners of Nibbleswicke are shocked and confused by his seemingly outrageous comments.
At last a cure is found and the mild-mannered vicar can resume normal service. Or at least as normal as is possible for a man who must walk backwards to be sure of talking forwards!
A highly comic tale in the best Dahl tradition of craziness, written for the benefit of the Dyslexia Institute.
Meet the Author
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.
After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.
Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.
Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com
- Date of Birth:
- September 13, 1916
- Date of Death:
- November 23, 1990
- Place of Birth:
- Llandaff, Wales, England
- Place of Death:
- Oxford, England
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It is too good to be rated 5 stars. I'd hate to have dyslexia but Dahl makes it funny to be there. Dahl makes everthing FUNNY!!!!!!!!!
When my 9 yr old son did a presentation for his third grade class about his dyslexia, we read this book to the class to add a light note. It has the perfect humor for that age group, and gives the message that people who are different can be accepted. However, it gives a distorted view of dyslexia.