Roald Dahl

More About Boy: Roald Dahl’s Tales from Childhood

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  • Published by:
    • Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
    • Puffin, 2009.
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Twenty-five years ago in Boy, the world’s favorite storyteller recollected scenes from his youth―some funny, some frightening, all true. More About Boy is the expanded story of Roald Dahl’s childhood, with his original text augmented by never-before-seen material from behind the scenes, and some of the secrets that were left out. Dahl’s adventures and misadventures during his school years are crowded with people as strange and wonderful as any character he created and are as exciting and full of the unexpected as his celebrated fiction.

This special keepsake hardcover edition is filled with personal memorabilia such as family photos, letters, report cards, plus dozens of illustrations by Quentin Blake, as well as a quiz to test the knowledge of Dahl afficionados of all shapes and sizes.

Teacher Ideas

  • Boy – “Goat’s Tobacco” Activities
    • Includes a number of story analysis exercises pertaining to the “Goat’s Tobacco” incident
  • Boy – Book Review & Activity
    • Fun activity to help improve students’ ability to write with descriptive details that allow the reader to visualize in their head.
  • Boy – Unit Lesson Plan
    • Includes unit of instruction for 20 lessons, 5 lesson plans, condensed first lesson, autobiographical scaffold, and comparative question
  • Boy – Vague Pronouns
    • Students read and analyze a mentor text (an excerpt from the book), write their own narrative vignette, and analyze their use of pronouns in their vignette.
  • Quick Student Workbooks
    • Designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention