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Roald Dahl Autobiographies Series
Also known or published as Boy: Tales of Childhood
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Number of Books in Series: 2
Age Group: 8 years and up

Reading Level: AR Levels 6.0-6.1
GLE 6.4-7.9
F&P/GRL T-V
DRA 50
Lexile 1080-1090

Book 1 Summary: 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.


Roald Dahl Autobiographies Book List:



The stories are sequential in terms of character development but the main plots are relatively independent in each book. It's probably best to read these in order, but not critical.

Book 1: Boy: Tales of Childhood
Ages 8-17. 1984.
AR: 6 (6 Points, Quiz #9543);  GLE: 6.4
F&P/GRL: V;  DRA: 50

Book 2: Going Solo
Ages 12 and up. 1986.
AR: 6.1 (9 Points, Quiz #20076);  GLE: 7.9
F&P/GRL: T;  DRA: 50

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 2 Books


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Author Website for Roald Dahl




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