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Book Title: The Vicar of Nibbleswicke|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 564 KB
v The author of the book: Roald Dahl
Edition: Puffin Books
Date of issue: May 1st 1994
ISBN 13: 9780140368376
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Read full description of the books The Vicar of Nibbleswicke:This is a very dramatic story of a man who overcame a terrible bout of dyslexia as a child only for the disorder to return when he arrives in Nibbleswicke to become the town vicar. Someone slap an Oprah sticker on this book. Character overcoming great odds and obstacles? Heartwarming, touching, grab a hanky!
I'm kidding; the book is 22 pages (24 if you count Quentin Blake's Afterword), so there is no time for drama. But it is an adorable book, and there is some tension and awkwardness as Reverend Robert Lee tries to have regular conversation or (worse!) when he holds a sermon. But he doesn't know his words come out backwards! Zaniness ensues! The good townspeople are at turns concerned, amused, and horrified at some of the things that come out of his mouth. Silly Reverend Robert Lee!
I adore Roald Dahl, especially when he's paired with Quentin Blake's illustrations. Two of my favorite people, together again! Look at all the exclamation points in this review! Excitement!
There's not a lot to say about such a short tome, but it was worth all 45 seconds it took me to read it and I highly recommend it for Dahl-lovers and kidlets alike. I can't give it a full 5 stars because there was little-to-no character development.
Read information about the authorRoald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940's with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors.
Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake. The story, about his wartime adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for $900, and propelled him into a career as a writer. Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuel.
His first children's book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore. The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943. Dahl went on to create some of the best-loved children's stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.
He also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending. Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper's, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world-wide acclaim. Dahl wrote more than 60 short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death. His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards: in 1954, for the collection Someone Like You; in 1959, for the story "The Landlady"; and in 1980, for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on "Skin".
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