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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More (Puffin Teenage Books) [Paperback]

Roald Dahl
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27 Sep 2001 Puffin Teenage Books

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl brings the magic of Dahl's writing to an older generation - perfect for teens.

Seven superb stories, full of Roald Dahl's usual magic, mystery and suspense.

Meet the boy who can talk to animals, the man who can see with his eyes closed, and find out about the treasure, buried deep underground on Thistley Green.

'An unforgettable read, don't miss it' - Sunday Times

Roald Dahl was born in 916 in Wales of Norwegian parents. He was educated in England before starting work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. He began writing after a 'monumental bash on the head' sustained as an RAF fighter pilot during the Second World War. Roald Dahl is one of the most sucessful and well known of all children's writers. Roald Dahl died in 1990 at the age of seventy-four.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (27 Sep 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141311495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141311494
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 12.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 224,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author.

His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.

He died in November 1990.

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"Few modern writers have attracted such an appreciative audience among adults and children as Dahl. . . . All the tales are entrancing inventions." -- "Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. With the outbreak of World War II, he became an RAF fighter pilot. Despite his death in 1990, he is still the best selling children's writer of all time.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I read this book for the first time when I was 7 years old and read it again and again until I lost it. Recently I remembered how much I loved it and bought it and once again I found myself totally lost in the magic of Roald Dahl and the escapism of the stories. In particular this book reminded me of my hope and innocent wonder I had and recaptured the excitement and anticipation of the next page I had never forgotton.
The story is truly unforgettable and a little piece of me still believes its all possible - a book that will restart your imagination and relive your memories. Although it is aimed at teenagers, I think its possible to read some of the stories to younger children and share the wonderful tale with them.
A Brilliant read that you will never tire of - in my view totally under rated and overlooked as one of Dahl's finest storys. Unmissable.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars read this no matter how old you are 9 Oct 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Some one recently asked me what my favourite book was, and although I couldn't name one favourite, it brought memories of this book flooding back, so i bought it again and was once again touched by it. Roald Dahl was always my childhood favourite but this book more than others stuck in my mind despite it being one of his lesser known ones.
It's a beautiful collection of short stories, but the story of Henry Sugar is the most poignant and memorable and one that still makes me smile. Having re-read it i have leant it to some of my friends and everyone, especially those with children have commented on it's magical and captivating story.
If you want to read a book about human kindness and triumph read this and it will stick with you forever.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The forgotten masterpiece. 25 Oct 2004
Format:Paperback
This book was written by Dahl for both older children and adults. I remember first reading this book back in the seventies. The book manages to get into the adult libraries and children's libaries. Seven great, interesting, magical and informative stories including "the hitchiker" which made "tales of the unexpected". Even today, I still try to copy Henry Sugar with the candle and flame to see if I can acquire that wonderful gift of seeing without my eyes. I still believe it is true, so please don't spoil my dream! For me, this was always my favourite Dahl book; And yet so unsung!!!
Whenever I see collected box sets of Dahl, it is rarely included. But, please try this book for yourself, you won't be disapointed. And maybe....just maybe....you can learn Henry's trick! Thank you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book, it is excellent! 30 Aug 2010
Format:Paperback
This book is brilliant.

Readable for all ages.

The other reviews are accurate, go and buy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I was read this book when I was about ten by my school teacher at the time. I am now a student working with young children and I fully recommend this book to all. Henry Sugar is a book about a gambler who learns a way to 'bend the game' to his advantage. It's a story of realisation, helping children understand that having money or material possessions isn't always that great and that there are downsides to all of it. It certainly had a big impact on me, and that was nine years ago! Roald Dahl is a genious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sickly Sweet 16 Jan 2012
By Natty
Format:Paperback
A yummily scrumptious and delicious story with many loliiplicious tales to keep every child's gobstopper glued to their teeth. A recommended read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good memories 1 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback
I yesterday found this book, in a wonderfully over-stuffed bookshop at Morecambe bay. I had it as a child, and have occasionally wondered what happened to it.
Glad to have it back because the stories are great.
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By anvenyn
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Our primary teacher read this to us in 'story time' over a period of time. It left such an impression that over the years, I've looked out for a copy of the book. Found it on amazon kindle, and after reading it, it's still as fascinating as first time round. Definitely worth a read for any age over 10ish.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for teenagers and adults, a macabre side to Dahl! Loved it!
Great for teenagers and adults, a macabre side to Dahl! Loved it!
Published 4 days ago by A. Tollan
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
The master storyteller at his very best. A captivating and thought provoking short story suitable for ages 10 upwards. I read it aged 10 and now this time, upwards.
Published 1 month ago by riKindle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 1 month ago by Joan Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great book
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Jacky Briscoe
5.0 out of 5 stars A master's work
Classic short story writing and an excellent introduction to the form. Dahl is well-known and rightly praised for his work aimed at younger readers but his work for adults is... Read more
Published 5 months ago by dvd
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book
I remembered this book from my childhood and I am now enjoying reading these short stories to my kids! Great book!
Published 8 months ago by D. Mcleish
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! - My most favourite book from my childhood
This is one of Roald Dahl's lesser known books, but that doesn't mean you should pass it by, far from it, this is aimed at older children/adults a book of short stories, the main... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ms T. J. Mayer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I first read this book when I was in primary school back in the 1980s. After I had borrowed the book recently from my local library, I decided to purchase it from the site. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Andrew Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great memories
I bought this for the Henry Sugar story to give to my Argentinian friend who's learning English. He's not quite at the level to read it yet but I re-read it online before I bought... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mrs G Munday
5.0 out of 5 stars All time classic - Henry Sugar's story is timeless
I got this as a memory for myself but also to use as a lovely way in which my children can paint a picture in their mind, Dahl's choice of words and combinations allow them to get... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Sean Carr
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