Dahl fu un bambino buono, attaccatissimo alla sua mamma, cui scrisse una lettera alla settimana. Fu un bambino ingenuo e credulone, sia quando gli raccontarono che la liquirizia era fatta di sangue di topo pressato che quando gli dissero che ci si poteva ammalare di appendicite inghiottendo un pelo di spazzolino da denti. L'unico dispetto lo fece alle spalle di un'orrenda venditrice di dolci, una specie di Sporcella: le mise un topo morto in un barattolo di caramelle e per questo venne picchiato la prima volta. I ricordi d'infanzia di Dahl sono costellati da continue frustate e da terribili prepotenze sui bambini da parte degli adulti. No, Dahl non ha avuto bisogno d'inventare i giganti crudeli, né la Spezzindue, né la nonna maligna della Magica Medicina. Dahl ci avverte di non credere ai cattivi delle fiabe, e ci fornisce i mezzi per smascherare i cattivi della vita.
«Il Pifferaio Magico dell’era moderna».
- ISBN: 8869186334
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 192
English / Italiano Chosen by my daughter as bedtime reading, this book immediately got an excellent response from her. It's easy for a writer like Roald Dahl to produce novels for kids. Even his life takes the form of an extravagant novel for kids. Imagination is fundamental to the writer, and life e Leggi tutto
Boy: Tales of Childhood (Roald Dahl's Autobiography #1), Roald Dahl Boy: Tales of Childhood (1984) is an autobiographical book by British writer Roald Dahl. It describes his life from birth until leaving school, focusing on living conditions in Britain in the 1920's and 1930's, the public school syst Leggi tutto
We all have our moments of brilliance and glory, and this was mine. This novel consists of a myriad of short stories that centered on memorable events throughout Dahl's childhood. Each story had bits of wonder, adventure, intrigue and terror. Lots of terror. When writing about oneself, o
I should probably give this 5 stars as I really enjoyed this, liked this and it's so good. I mean there is a lot of pain here and it's so funny. Dahl is telling stories from his childhood. He would holiday in the summer in Norway with his family every year. He also went to boarding school. You can se Leggi tutto
I love reading nonfiction, especially autobiographies. This book was not just any autobiography but a book about Roald Dahl's childhood. Growing up I loved the book Matilda and enjoyed James and the Giant Peach and the BFG and now as an adult I am making it my goal to read all his books. I just set
I just reread this book after reading it many times during my childhood. It was as compelling as ever. As was I rereading I picked up on so many influences that I unconsciously carried through the rest of my childhood and perhaps even adulthood. Places and ideas that as a child I romanticized; Going Leggi tutto
I haven't read many autobiographies but even then I feel that this was a completely different take on what an autobiography should be. Fun and witty, Roald Dahl really manages to take the reader on a ride through his childhood and early adult days and shows a realistic picture of what it was like gr Leggi tutto
This is a charming collection of stories from Roald Dahl's childhood. I loved his books when I was a kid (my favorites were Danny the Champion of the World , The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ) and it was fun to hear some true tales from the great storyteller. One of my favorite stories was Leggi tutto
"When writing about oneself, one must strive to be truthful. Truth is more important than modesty." Memoirs are always interesting. Roald Dahl 's Boy: Tales of Childhood is an interesting book. It is about the eventful and adventurous childhood days of Roald Dahl . The book is written in a simple lang Leggi tutto
(Deciding to re-read this book was inspired by the wonderful ladies at Gathering Books and their fantastic bimonthly meme‘Everything Dahl and Magical’. Which I absolutely adore. ) “When writing about oneself, one must strive to be truthful. Truth is more important than modesty. I must tell you, th Leggi tutto
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