Roald Dahl

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Sections: Information | Description | Fun Stuff | Teacher Ideas | Covers | Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, and Vietnamese Covers


  • First editions:
    • Alfred Knopf, 1977, USA.
      Jonathan Cape, 1977, UK.
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People with peculiar and unlikely powers can be found throughout this extraordinary collection of seven short stories. A rich man who learns to see without his eyes, a giant turtle and a very special boy who can talk to animals, a cunning hitch-hiker and the curious driver who picks him up, and the very lucky ploughman who finds a fabulous fortune but loses a golden opportunity are only a few of the characters you’ll meet. The collection is a clever mix of fact and fiction and also includes the story of how Roald Dahl became a writer (and a wealth of tips for aspiring authors).

Fun Stuff

Sotheby’s Dahl Auction 1997

Teacher Ideas


Catalan Covers

Chinese Covers

Czech Covers – Podivuhodný příběh Henryho Sugara a jiné povídky

Dutch Covers – Het wonderlijk verhaal van Hendrik Meier

Vietnamese Covers – Câu chuyện kỳ diệu về Henry Sugar và sáu chuyện khác