The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

by Roald Dahl

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Overview

Seven superb short stories from the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141304700
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/01/2000
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 42,911
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About 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

Table of Contents

The Boy Who Talked with Animals
1(24)
The Hitchhiker
25(18)
The Mildenhall Treasure
43(30)
The Swan
73(26)
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
99(72)
Lucky Break How I Became a Writer
171(36)
A Piece of Cake First Story-1942
207

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