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Sinopsis: A brief biography of the writer of such successful books as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "James and the Giant Peach," and "Matilda."
From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6-A lackluster profile. Although the six brief chapters quote the subject's books, articles, and conversations, "Roald Dahl's own words" prove to be a tenuous thread for tying this account together. Nondescript chapter titles include "Before He Became a Writer" and "After He Became a Writer." Endless repetition of the word "you" in another chapter, possibly intended to draw readers into the story, is overdone and tedious. Additional chapters detail the technical difficulties of writing a screenplay, answers to commonly asked questions about Dahl, and a quick guide to critiques of his works. References to Lillian Hellman, John O'Hara, Russian painters, and the monetary value of the writer's vintage wine collection are not likely to appeal to the intended audience. Long quotations dull an already dry text. Unremarkable black-line drawings appear every few pages; several illustrations from his books afford a too-brief glimpse of their wit and flights of fantasy. Originally published in Great Britain in 1983, this version cites the incorrect date of the man's death in the introduction and again on the back cover. There is no index. It pales in comparison to Dahl's autobiographical Boy (Viking, 1988) and Going Solo (Farrar, 1986).
Joanne Kelleher, Commack Public Library,
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Título: Roald Dahl (Puffin Books)
Editorial: Puffin Books
Año de publicación: 1985
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Puffin Books, 1985. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Nº de ref. de la librería CHL2177270
Descripción Puffin. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G014031752XI5N00
Descripción PUFFIN BOOKS, 1985. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. Stephen Gulbis Ilustrador. 82pp, 4 x 7 inches, 90000. Nº de ref. de la librería sh2692
Descripción Puffin Books, Harmondsworth, 1985. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Reprint. 79 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. Shot Down In An Air Battle, Becomes A Spy, Marries A Film Star And Becomes A Life-saving Inventor, As Well As A Best Selling Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 094927
Descripción Puffin, 1985. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 014031752X. Nº de ref. de la librería IM27417