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Boy: Tales of Childhood
Boy: Tales of Childhood | Roald Dahl
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Where did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories? From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don t yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl. Sure to captivate and delight you, the boyhood antics of this master storyteller are not to be missed!"
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Aimeesue
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I LOVE Slightly Foxed day!
#SlightlyFoxed

LeahBergen Ooo, I can‘t wait! 🦊 1mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen It's a great issue! Worth the wait. 1mo
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Qpri
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Just finished this charming little book! :)

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alexandracarpenter
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Boy: Tales of Childhood is a (B) autobiography by Roald Dahl about his experiences growing up. I think this book would be great for an author study (AS) because it really helps you get to know Dahl and how his (funny and endearing) experiences shaped him and led him to write all of the books we know and love. Strangely enough, out of all the books of his I read as a child, this one about himself was my favorite! #LAE3414sp19

alexandracarpenter A UDL that I think would be good for this book is 7.2 (optimize ... authenticity) because Roald's experiences as himself led him to write his influential books. An EL strategy that would be good for this book is 28 - provide biographies of significant me and women from different countries (Roald grew up in the UK and talks about going to Norway a lot in the book). 7mo
alexandracarpenter Lesson plans for this book can be found on Roald Dahl's website www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach/teach-the-stories/boy-tales-of-childhood-lessons 7mo
cwright Omg. This is so cute. Not sure how how I just found out this existed but I need to read it immediately. And agreed, it would be so great for an AS! 7mo
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JulietteGF
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Roald Dahl is a writer that I particularly like, so it was a pleasure to get to know him better through these childhood memories.

Connster This was my favourite RD book when I was young! So many cool stories that he tells so well. 👍 8mo
JulietteGF @Connster I agree, my favorite was probably the one with the goat tobacco, haha. 8mo
Connster @JulietteGF Haha, yesss! I‘d forgotten that one! 😂 8mo
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kgriffith
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“If a child picks up a book, and likes it, that‘s not the end of it, you know. It‘s read at least four or five, sometimes fifteen times... and each time — it‘s got to stand up to that.” https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/videos/474625489577153/
I hated to learn that he was not the man of integrity I wanted him to be, and feel like, at least if I acknowledge the problems, I can appreciate the benefits. Matilda was so important to me as a child.

tournevis I want a wife too. 🤦 9mo
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jamieyazawa
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KCorter
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Dan Stevens reading stories from Roald Dahl's childhood is my new favorite thing.

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JennyM
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20 | #HeatOfJuly #TheBoyIsMine

One Dahl I have yet to read - his autobiographical account of his childhood

BarbaraBB Roald Dahl is always good I think! 1y
Cinfhen I bet it‘s wonderful!! 1y
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mayahearn
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Boy by Roald Dahl is a B that is a great novel for students because it demonstrates what a biography is. This book could be a great CR book for the classroom. The following website is run but his fans and has great resources and lesson plans for all his books, including Boy: https://www.roalddahlfans.com/students-teachers/teacher-ideas/boy-tales-of-child.... UDL: 9.3- develop self-assessment and reflection,

mayahearn EL: provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
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elifkelly
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Boy: Tales of Childhood is a biographical novel written by Roald Dahl. This book could be used for AS and IR. Boy: Tales of Childhood details the life of Roald Dahl by beginning with his family‘s ancestry all the way until his first job as an adult. This novel brings together Dahl‘s life in the changing British 1920‘s and 30‘s, and sheds a light on the living conditions in Britain during that time. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly This book could be used in a classroom to help students understand the biographical genre, and more specifically, all about an autobiography. The creativity of Roald Dahl makes this book an interesting read, which can help students understand autobiographies can be enjoyable http://www.roalddahl.com/docs/BoyLessonPlans_1506529555.pdf. 2y
elifkelly EL 28 Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries aligns with this book as does UDL 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. Providing interesting examples of genres that aren‘t too popular with students can foster engagement. 2y
DrSpalding You need to add your lovely author study Glog as a resource too! Don't assume that biographies are not popular amongst students. Often times if they are exposed to the right ones, they will find them quite intriguing. 2y
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AmandaL
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Boy, If you're lucky
summer by summer
I'll give you the sun. #spinepoetry #riotgrams

Smangela I LOVE this one! 2y
Louise Such a good book. Love the sequels too! 2y
Marchpane 👏👏👏👏Bravo, fantastic poem! 2y
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AmandaL @Smangela @Marchpane Thank you! 😊 2y
AmandaL @Louise I haven't read the sequels! I'll have to remedy that. 2y
Louise @AmandaL Yes! Going Solo tells about his time as a fighter pilot in the War, and My Year is a month by month book about a year in his later life. There is also a collection of his letters to his mother. As you know, he wrote to her every Sunday. Very interesting reading! Enjoy! 2y
Louise P.S. Lovely spine poem! 👍 2y
AmandaL @Louise Thanks! 😊 2y
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BarbaraJean
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Well, who wants to eat Liquorice Bootlaces anyway? Roald Dahl, apparently. 😏
#sweet #junebookbugs

monkeygirlsmama Ewww lol 2y
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emilyesears
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So in June I am working at my part-time job, doing an internship, and taking a 5-week course. Thus, my time to read for fun this month is limited. But I ride the bus to my internship so I can read during that time. I wanted something easy, so I picked up this 175-page autobiography. I love it--funny and interesting! My work actually has an extended edition so I plan to check out and read the extra chapters of it when I finish this edition.

Suet624 This sounds great! 2y
emilyesears @Suet624 It‘s a fun read!! 2y
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BarbaraJean
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I'm catching up on a few missed posts for #feistyfeb! These are my books with #boyinthetitle. After I took the pic, I realized I should have included The Horse and His Boy! Oh well. China Boy, a semi-autobiographical novel, has been on my #TBR since the author spoke at the graduation ceremony for my publishing program... nearly 14 years ago. One of these days...

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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#feistyfeb #boyinthetitle @RealLifeReading I didn't sticker the cover!

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KarenUK
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#day23 #feistyfeb #boyinthetitle I've read all his children's books, but this memoir in stories is on the TBR...Love Roald Dahl...💕💕

Betty I enjoyed his adult books 3y
KCorter This book was so charming and side-splittingly hilarious. I love how you can find the inspiration for many of Dahl's stories from his own childhood. The sequel was enjoyable as well. :) 3y
Zelma Yes! This is my favorite Dahl book!!!! ❤️ 3y
Smangela So good :) 3y
KarenUK @Zelma @Smangela @KCorter @betty Good to hear! Moving it up the TBR 😊👍 3y
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ChocopocalypseChris
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A wonderful insight into the memories and mind of our greatest storyteller. With a lot more gore and brutality than you'd expect - which would explain a lot! #RoaldDahl #memoirs #childrensstories

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Carol
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Just wanted to share this fun photo I took this morning for my library's Instagram. This also works perfectly for the favorite classics prompt. My favorite Dahl book is The Witches, not pictured because some cool kid already had it checked out. Happy 100th to the late, great Roald Dahl!
#somethingforsept #septphotochallenge #roalddahl100 #roalddahlday

LauraBeth I ❤️ your pic! 3y
britt_brooke 💙💙💙 3y
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Louise I also really enjoy Dahl's short stories and novels for adults! They are wickedly funny! ❤️ 3y
GuiltyFeat I have deep affection for Dahl's books. They have shaped me and influenced me as much as any other author's works I can think of. 3y
GuiltyFeat On the other hand he was an unrepentant Jew hater... so swings and roundabouts. 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I've never read the witches because the small part of the movie that I saw absolutely terrified me as a kid... (The movie was put on at the end of the party and I'd never been happier to see my mum) 3y
Carol @GuiltyFeat oh damn, I had no idea. Conflict is raging right now inside me 💔 3y
Carol @Louise I will have to check those out! 3y
Carol @thegirlwiththelibrarybag oh man I refused to see that movie because it seemed like a bad idea. I hate it when you can't avoid movies. I read The Witches so much because it was one of the few non Nancy Drew books I had 😜 and at that age it was pretty much ND or gtfo. I was weird! 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Carol, I've no idea how the movie actually is (I only saw a bit and it was wayyy above my comfort level in terms of scariness) not sure how old I was when I saw it (maybe 5 or 6) 3y
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rmlargent
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Charming tales from Dahl's about this most interesting man. He led a full life. Some of my favorite thoughts of his reflect on the difficult life as a writer towards the end of the book. Look forward to reading more from his middle years.

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TheGreatKatsby

Just started for kids' bedtime story. Teaching them autobiography.

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