Skin and Other Stories
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- First editions:
Who could imagine that a woman might use a frozen leg of lamb to kill her husband and then feed it to the investigating police? Or that a greedy group of art dealers would stop at nothing to separate a poor man from a valuable picture that's tattooed on his back?
These thirteen tales will keep readers spellbound from the opening lines until the surprise-twist endings that are always immensely satisfying. Roald Dahl is one of the few authors ever to be so hugely successful as an author for both children and adults. He was a master of the adult short story and his popular anthologies showcase his skill as a sleight of hand artist. The stories in this new collection have been specially selected as an introduction for teenagers to the adult writings of one of the greatest storytellers ever.
- "Dip in the Pool"
- "Galloping Foxley"
- "Lamb to the Slaughter"
- Convince that Jury
- A R.A.F.T. Writing Prompt involving identification of important quotes from the story and then writing a persuasive essay in the form of a closing argument from a defense attorney
- Classroom Activities
- Includes a reading jigsaw, ranking features of the perfect murder, and vocabulary matching task
- "My Lady Love, My Dove"
- "The Wish"
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