The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and Six MoreBook - 2000
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
Baker & Taylor
An account of how the author came to be a writer and selections from his writer's notebook augment stories juxtaposing fantasy and truth, and peopled with outrageous and courageous characters.
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Violence: The Swan: Two bullies go off to hunt but first meet a rather frail boy of 13. They tie him up & place him on working railroad tracks. He lives only to be shot in the thigh later on. NO punishment for the bullies is mentioned. The last 2 stories: Dahl talks about the brutal canings he received as a schoolboy & how it felt to have his body burn when his WWII fighter plane was shot down/caught fire.
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