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by Roald Dahl

eBook The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar : And Six More (New Windmills) download ISBN: 0435122371
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books Ltd (September 30, 1979)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1116 kb
Fb2: 1899 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Teenager

Published by the Penguin Group. Earlier versions of "The Mildenhall Treasure" and.

Published by the Penguin Group. 27 Wrights Lane, London W8 512. England Viking Penguin In. .40 West Third Street. USA. Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria. Penguin Books Canada Ltd, 2801 John Street, Markham, Ontario, Canada. Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd, 182-190 Wairau Road. Auckland 10, New Zealand. Penguin Books Ltd. Registered Offices: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England. "A Piece of Cake" were first published in the. Saturday Evening Post.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More is a collection of seven short stories written by Roald Dahl. They are generally regarded as being aimed at a slightly older audience than many of his other children's books. The stories were written at varying times throughout his life

more than thirty years ago, I was still unmarried and living with my mother. I was making a fair income by writing two short stories a year.

more than thirty years ago, I was still unmarried and living with my mother. One morning in April of that year. I read in the newspaper about a remarkable find of Roman silver. It had been discovered four years before by a ploughman near Mildenhall, in the county of Suffolk, but the discovery had for some reason been kept secret until then.

5 An interesting start for a budding young Roald Dahl, who would eventually .

An interesting start for a budding young Roald Dahl, who would eventually give us some of the greatest children's writing this side of Harry Potter. These seven stories offer a more straightforward, workmanlike prose; the work of a magazine writer earning a living, rather than a legend spinning another bestselling tale. They are generally regarded as being aimed for a slightly older audience than many of his other children's books. The stories were written at varying times throughout his life, and are believed by many to reflect some of his best fiction writing

The title story,The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, is the longest in the collection

The title story,The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, is the longest in the collection. Find out more about the period in Roald Dahl's life when Henry Sugar was published. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and six more. It helps a lot if you have a keen sense of humour.

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The Best of Roald Dahl is a collection of 25 of Roald Dahl's short stories.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More. The Best of Roald Dahl is a collection of 25 of Roald Dahl's short stories. Contents- Madame Rosette- Man from the South- Th.

One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is a collection of Roald Dahl stories covering a wide variety of topics and scenes.
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Bukus
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl

As a child I was enthralled with Roald Dahl’s Hammer House of Horror series on the TV, as a father I delighted in reading all his children’s books, and now I got to his short stories for adults - The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar – collection. In addition to (spoiler alert) the card-trick-yogi being a modern reincarnation of Robin Hood converting money from casinos into orphanages, he has six other stories – all worth reading.

The magic of these stories is the elegance of the plot and the way the main characters effortlessly weave the story. Seven stories like seven rivers or streams. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is definitely a river in this classification, undulating from beginning with a bored rich English bachelor who cheats on his friends, to an Indian who is more than a conjurer, to the temptation and metamorphosis of Henry Sugar. (Spoiler alert: he doesn't sell his soul like Doctor Faustus, and doesn’t turn into a cockroach; it is almost the opposite).

The Hitch-hiker, The Boy Who Talked to Animals and The Swan are more like fast moving streams. Each treat honour and danger in different ways. The Swan was for me the most terrifying – a tale of two extraordinary bullies and their victim.

The collection also contains two non-fiction pieces - The Mildenhall Treasure and A Piece of Cake. The Mildenhall Treasure is more a slow-moving river - an honourable farmer ploughs a field and… I won’t say more. Read it. A Piece of Cake is the story that launched Roald Dahl’s career and is about the author’s plane crash in the war, echoing (in a very different way), the crash of Antoine de Saint Exupery, or the artist Joseph Beuys. Three amazing artistic careers were launched by these near-death experiences. Not to be recommended as a means of literary or artistic development of course!

The collection also contains advice from Roald Dahl on writing and how he became a writer, and his childhood at school, which reminds us that schools aren’t what they used to be; in this case that is a good thing.

So, for writers looking for tools of the craft – Roald Dahl’s advice is to find a good plot. Keep paper handy and write down plots when they come to you. A sentence can be enough, even a single word - seeds for future stories.
Cointrius
An interesting start for a budding young Roald Dahl, who would eventually give us some of the greatest children's writing this side of Harry Potter. There's British wit, wonder and magic, but what makes this book special for me is that it isn't the same whimsical, occasionally eerie voice Dahl would later adopt for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Danny The Champion of the World, etc. These seven stories offer a more straightforward, workmanlike prose; the work of a magazine writer earning a living, rather than a legend spinning another bestselling tale. As a result, these read more like kid-friendly general audience short stories than many Dahl books (if you've read compilations of his work for adults, you're aware that they are decidedly NOT for younger audiences). For an advanced young reader, it's perfect, and for an adult, it's a light, joyous read.
Kecq
He insults gay people, if I remember correctly, by implying the man who found the loot was gay. That was annoying. The treasure story about the loot is somewhat fabricated if you read about the historical record. Still good reading. I pulled up some cards and tried to guess the color and suite. I got about six in a row and thought I was Nostradamus.
Thetalune
I bought this in Kindle form and my young kids (ages 8-11) and I took turns reading paragraphs aloud over the summer break. We especially enjoyed the story of Henry Sugar, the hitch hiker, and the buried treasure. We didn't like the story about the little boy who was bullied and tortured by two thugs. We were hoping something bad would happen to the bullies but it never happened.
Hellstaff
This was a book I loved as a tween and teen, and have now been introducing my children to, reading a story or part of one each night before bed. It helps children make the move from Dahl's stories for children, all about chocolate and magic and redemption for oppressed children, to his stories for adults, with stories that verge from magical realism to stories that are real but just highly unusual, like finding buried treasure or meeting a very skilled pickpocket. We've read the first few, and are now in the middle of the title story, "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar," which contains a story within a story and is longer and absolutely enthralling. I would recommend that parents of tweens and even younger teens skip over "The Swan" until their children are old enough to handle it. It's a beautifully written story, but could be pretty disturbing for sensitive children.
Vozilkree
Very good - most of the stories are very believable. I think the best, most believable is the story "The swan" in spite of its somewhat unpleasant subject matter. This is definitely not your typical Roald Dahl book. There are no fearsome Snozzwangers, no friendly Fluffywuffies, and no grizzly deaths, just good wholesome reading, so whether I'd recommend this book to your child depends on what they want in a book
SoSok
This collection of short stories by Roald Dahl brought back some memories from when I was a kid of maybe 8 or 9 years of age. I'd lost my copy of it years ago and forgotten about it until last night. I looked it up and it's a steal for five or six dollars for the Kindle edition. It's great to pass the time on a trip while en route to your destination, and at roughly a dollar a story, well worth buying and reading it again, even if it's been 20 some years have passed