The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

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by Roald Dahl
     
 

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Seven superb stories from Roald Dahl, the world's no. 1 storyteller!

Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never…  See more details below

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Seven superb stories from Roald Dahl, the world's no. 1 storyteller!

Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins.

"All the tales are entrancing inventions." —Publishers Weekly




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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101652954
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/22/2000
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
259,279
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)
File size:
739 KB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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 PeachMatildaThe 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

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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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Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
mbdono More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for kids who like Roald Dahl, and especially for this time of year when we are always running around because it has short stories so he can read small sections -- good for his reading log every night for homework.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has six stories and all are very good and entertaining. The last story I am unsure is meant for children. In my own personal opinion the last story, A Piece Of Cake, teeters on the edge. I recommend this book of stories but I also suggest parents of a young reader read the book first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of Henry Sugar feels different from many of Dahl's more popular works, like Matilda and James & the Giant Peach, but it's feeling of being set in the 'real' world does not detract from the sense of magic that Dahl gives all his work. These stories were touching and amazing, so much so that I want to believe they're true. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Dahl's other works. However, if you want to read something else in the vein of the aforementioned Matilda et. al., I would not say this is the one to go for. But it is an excellent, EXCELLENT book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should so read this book it has so many wonderful charaters, they are so good love all of Roald Dahl he has so many amzing books!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is delightful! A must read for any Roald Dahl fan. I especially enjoyed the hitchhiker and of course, Henry Sugar. Go read it now, ok?
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Wonderful story of Henry Sugar is one of the best collection of children's short stories out there. In fact, it's one of the best collections of short stories, period. 'The Swan' is particularly memberable as a touching portrait of the struggle of man against beast, a story that is both beautiful and humorous as it is maddening and sad. A treasure for any Dahl fan.
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I olay read the first 3 chapters and it is wonderful.Great for everybody.
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MiCHELLE OBAMA
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I mean........wow!
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This book sounds good but why are rewiws 9-13 adult rewiews? Shouldn't we want to know what OTHER children think of this book? HUH? P.S. I put 5 stars even though I have not read this book.
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Yup
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book i read all the roald dahl books
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful grouping by stories by a prolific author. My problem is the inclusion of the last story in the book, entitled 'A Piece of Cake'. While other stories appeal to young and emerging readers, this very adult story does not belong in this book of tales. At the very least there should be a *notice* not unlike warnings on movies, television programs, and music, that it may not be suitable for young readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish i could i could see without my eyes open lets start training