The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

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by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
     
 

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If you could see with your eyes closed, how would you use your power? That’s what Henry has to decide in "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,"one of the seven stories in this extra-ordinary collection. In addition to imaginative and magical tales, this book also contains the true story of how Roald Dahl became a writer, as well as a copy of the very

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Overview

If you could see with your eyes closed, how would you use your power? That’s what Henry has to decide in "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,"one of the seven stories in this extra-ordinary collection. In addition to imaginative and magical tales, this book also contains the true story of how Roald Dahl became a writer, as well as a copy of the very first nonfiction story he wrote for The Saturday Evening Post. Packed with wit and adventure, the collection is a clever mix of fantasy and reality — and a stunning showcase of Dahl’s prose.

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"Few modern writers have attracted such an appreciative audience among adults and children as Dahl. . . . All the tales are entrancing inventions." — Publishers Weekly
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This new edition of Roald Dahl's popular short stories introduces a new generation of readers to his engaging writing style and unique brand of humor. The seven stories included in this volume are--"The Boy Who Talked with Animals," "The Hitchhiker," "The Mildenhall Treasure," "The Swan," "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar," "Lucky Break: How I Became a Writer," and "A Piece of Cake: First Story-1942." This wonderful collection of stories offers a clever mix of fantasy and reality--from a young boy who rescues a giant sea turtle and a plowman who discovers a unique treasure to a cunning hitchhiker who picks pockets and a wealthy man who learns how to read cards and donates all of his winnings to several orphanages. In addition to memorable characters and creative plots, this book also contains the story of how Roald Dahl became a writer, as well as a copy of the very first nonfiction story he wrote for the Saturday Evening Post. Packed with wit and sarcasm, this book truly represents the best of Dahl. He's a gifted writer with a knack for telling outrageous stories and creating unforgettable scenarios. Young adults and adults will treasure this book. 2000, Puffin Books, Ages 12 up, $5.99 and $4.99. Reviewer: Debra Briatico—Children's Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375814235
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/11/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
662,075
Product dimensions:
10.22(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Roald Dahl is, quite simply, one of the best-loved children’s book authors of all time. He died in 1990 in Oxford, England, at the age of 74.

Quentin Blake has illustrated most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books. The Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art in London.

Brief Biography

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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