Saturday, April 7, 2012

the wonderful story of henry sugar and six more

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
by Roald Dahl

Synopsis from Goodreads:  Seven stories of fantasy and fun by the fantastic Roald Dahl. 
The Boy Who Talked With Animals - in which a stranded sea turtle and a small boy have more in common than meets the eye. 
The Hitchhiker - proves that in a pinch a professional pickpocket can be the perfect pal. 
The Mildenhall Treasure - a true tale of fortune found and an opportunity lost. 
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar - in which a modern-day Robin Hood brings joy to the hearts of orphans - and fear to the souls of casino owners around the world.

What I think:  Roald Dahl is one of my very favorite writers, so it comes as no surprise that I love this book.  It's a great read for adults and children.  The short story called "The Boy Who Talked to Animals" has a very strong child's point of view and, "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" is perfectly written.

1 comment:

  1. my very favorite short story ever written; i Love Henry Sugar!