The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

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by Roald Dahl, David Suchet
     
 

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If you could see with your eyes closed…would you use your power for good or for personal gain?

The life story of "The Man Who Could See Without His Eyes" inspires Henry Sugar with a wonderful idea. Such an amazing ability could allow Henry to cheat at cards!

Henry undertakes years of training to achieve this remarkable feat and promptly uses

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If you could see with your eyes closed…would you use your power for good or for personal gain?

The life story of "The Man Who Could See Without His Eyes" inspires Henry Sugar with a wonderful idea. Such an amazing ability could allow Henry to cheat at cards!

Henry undertakes years of training to achieve this remarkable feat and promptly uses his new power to win, and win big, but he soon discovers that more than his eyes have been changed by his studies…

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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
School Library Journal - Audio
★ 01/01/2014
Gr 4–8—Dahl story's are written to be enjoyed, to be provocative, to bypass adults and speak directly to children's psyches, and they certainly are birthed from a wellspring of imagination that is entirely unique in the world of children's literature. But few among his legions of fans will have read this collection of short stories originally published in 1977. These are complex, compelling, and complicated stories for more mature listeners. Mature not in an age-related sense, but in literary way; Dahl rewards patient and attuned listeners with stories that illuminate the meanness of children, the tenderness of a mother, or the greed of a character like Henry Sugar. The narration in this audio recording is spot on and superb. Andrew Scott's British lilt provides an intimate listening experience, as if we are all huddled together around a flashlight, long past our bedtimes, hanging on every word.—Meg B. Allison, Moretown School, Moretown, VT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060536244
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/13/2006
Edition description:
Unabridged, 2 CDs, 2 hours 30 minutes
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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