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Product description

Roald Dahl’s wacky true story of his boyhood. It even has a real chocolate factory. Before he created the BFG or the Twits, Roald Dahl was… a boy. And the true story of his boyhood is as funny, wonderful and strange as any of the stories he wrote later! In this much-loved memoir, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. It’s an unforgettable story of boarding school pranks, laugh-out-loud jokes, horrible teachers, sweet shops, mice and chocolates.

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Jonathan Cape Ltd

Date published

August 30th, 2012



UK edition


Roald Dahl


  1. Quibi
    on 30 September 2013

    Dear Mr. Avery's Cla

    Dear Mr. Avery's Class,Wow! What a fantastic job you all did on the movie trielar. It looked like the real thing! We read The BFG as a read-aloud this year and we all loved it. Roald Dahl is my favorite author of children's books. When I was young he hadn't written The BFG yet, so James and The Giant Peach was my favorite book. Now, I think it's a tie between those two books, but all of his books are fantastic.The thing I like about Roald Dahl is that he combines incredible descriptions and details with lots of humor, but his books also have a message. What do you think some of the messages are in The BFG?I'm sure when we get back from vacation the students will be leaving you some comments about this amazing post. They might even share their favorite part (which is probably about glorious, glumptious frobscottle. )From,Mr. Salsich

    3out of 5

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What kids think

  1. dragons9
    on 19 July 2014

    awesome book.

  2. mintymoo368
    on 4 July 2014

    Boy is the tale of Roald Dahl (arguably one of the best authors ever) and his life as a school boy. Unlike most autobiographies it only contains exciting, funny stories about when he was a child and it has no boring details about his adult life. I loved it!

    5out of 5
  3. Bubblegum1234
    on 8 March 2014


  4. Book-Lover1234
    on 7 March 2014

    This book was ok. You could see where Roald Dahl gets some of his inspirations and ideas from as well as getting to know him a bit better. It wasn’t really the right sort of book for me but it was still very interesting!

    3out of 5
  5. Cal123
    on 6 March 2014

    This is one of Roald Dahl’s best books. It is hard to believe that all these things actually happened but I know that they did.

    5out of 5
  6. Spidergirl
    on 6 March 2014

    Just like his story’s I loved reading about his life

    5out of 5
  7. fantasticmissfox
    on 5 March 2014

    I loved this book. Roald Dahl was very naughty sometimes! He became a brilliant author though. Hmmm…

  8. EllaBellaSwella
    on 4 March 2014

    Amazing is all I can say about this book. It is BEYOND amazing, in fact!

    5out of 5
  9. Prisoner01
    on 4 March 2014

    This book is really good if you are a Roald Dahl fan because you can find out more about him and what he was like when he was a kid!

    4out of 5
  10. justbecauseimnerdy
    on 4 March 2014

    Boy is an excellent book and a somewhat nostalgic look back on Dahl’s own childhood. Funny in some parts, tragic in others, it’s very interesting and also appropriate for most ages. My only qualm with the book is the graphic description of corporal punishment, which might upset younger children.

  11. Smitten
    on 3 March 2014

    It was brilliant Learning about Roald Dahls Childhood and what he did.

    5out of 5
  12. CookieM
    on 9 March 2013

    I love Roald Dahl’s books and this was a good way to find out about the author and when he was younger. I love the simple but effective cover :)

    5out of 5