“My name is Eel, Robert Eel. I am the new rotsap of Nibbleswicke. Dog help me!”
The Reverend Lee is suffering from a rare and acutely embarrassing condition: 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 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 taking forwards!
A highly comic tale in the best Dahl tradition of craziness, written for the benefit of the Dyslexia Institute.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Series:||Puffin Book Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.12(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.16(d)|
|Lexile:||980L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.